Mike is a film director and ad creative based in Los Angeles.

His latest short film, “How to Fire Someone (with Jules and Jonas),” had its world premiere at Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival in April 2019, where it won the Audience Choice award for Short Fiction. 

His series The Rick and Stanley Show screened at Atlanta Film Festival’s episodic showcase in 2018, and was subsequently picked up by Gravitas Ventures and can be seen on Comcast’s Streampix service.

His directorial debut “Steve’s Problem” has played festivals and venues throughout America, including 3 Oscar-qualifying film fests and two “best narrative short” wins. Upon its Vimeo release in 2015, BroBible.com called it “The Best Short Film You’ll Ever Watch About Taking a Piss.”

Mike’s advertising work in Eastern Europe (where he lived for 5 years) has been recognized by The Clios, Cannes Lions, and The One Show. Since returning stateside, he’s worked for agencies like Goodby Silverstein, Eleven, and Havas on brands like Comcast, Google, and Cheetos. See Cheetos HERE.

Mike grew up in central Minnesota, and has a bit of an accent.