Michelange Quay was born in New York City. He studied anthropology and filmmaking at the University of Miami and received his M.F.A. in directing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has directed the short films Myth of Seus (96), Forty Days (98), Qu'on leur donne des yo-yo (02) and L'Évangile du cochon créole (04). Eat, for This Is My Body (07) is his first feature film.