Pinfeathers was screened in Seattle and favorably reviewed in The Stranger, Seattle Times, and the New York Times who described it as having "a Salammbô-like decadence ..."
It received the silver plaque award from the Chicago International Film Festival. Pinfeathers is archived as part of the viewing library at Scarecrow Video in Seattle, Washington, the largest video and film archive in the United States. Scarecrow described the film as "...disturbing and dream-like." Pinfeathers, was selected by AFI to be one of only 13 films included in the Tribeca Reframe AFI Collection. Michelle was interviewed in American Film Magazine, Seattle Times, and by the New York Times.
Michelle is a Los Angeles native writer and director described as a " ... gifted, original talent and ... true story teller" by The American Film Institute .