Director

LOST PROPHET Horror film. Le Cinematographe. Stephen Holden New York Times. Purchase College.

Mike directs  his first feature-length art horror fantasy, Lost Prophet. Stephen Holden from the New York Times said the film "succeeds as a mood piece evoking childhood memories of feeling alone in a strange old house where unnameable dangers lurk in every shadow and behind every creaking door".  Film Threat Magazine gave the film four stars and called it "an impressive debut". The film enjoyed a theatrical release in New York City and launched Mike's career as a filmmaker.

Burnzy's Last Call. Debbie Harry, Smithereens, Evan Dando, Graham Parker, Lou Christie, Iggy Pop

Mike directs an all-star cast in the Sundance Channel premiere feature film Burnzy's Last Call. It's a portrait of a day in the life of a downtown Manhattan watering hole; last holdout in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Sam Gray stars as Joe Burns, with a supporting cast including Chris Noth, Sherry Stringfield, David Johansen, Tony Todd, Michael Massey and Frederique Van der Wal. The music soundtrack includes original tracks from Debbie Harry, The Smithereens, Evan Dando and Iggy Pop.

Commercial Production, Rockville Pictures, Shannon Goldman, Michael de Avila

Mike co-directs a campaign of commercials for the largest casino in the New York City area, Empire City Casino. The television spots feature the unexpected excitement and fun the casino offers as well as its close proximity to the New York metro area. 

Cine Golden Eagle award winner, Emmy nominated, Favorite Fishing Show, Favorite Host

Mike directs and hosts the award-winning television series Lunkerville. Since 2004, Mike's been traveling across North America and fishing with everyday folks, exploring their secret spots and special techniques. The series has aired every week on TV for over 14 years on CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports, Discovery Channel, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel and PBS.

Victoria's Secret Pink

Mike co-directs dozens of web videos for Victoria's Secret's PINK brand promoting their College Pop-Up shops and top models Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel and Hannah Davis. The short films are whimsical and combine narrative, documentary and behind-the-scenes techniques. 

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