n award-winning animation producer and director, Mike has been a fixture in the Canadian animation community for almost 30 years.
He pioneered creator-driven and storyboard-driven kids' shows in the late 90's on productions like the cult favourite, Untalkative Bunny, and made his mark in web-based series and shorts for the likes of College Humor and Smosh. Mike currently operates a boutique studio, Go Lucky, out of Ottawa.
He is an in demand production and development consultant, focusing primarily on micro-budget features and short films, a respected speaker and guest lecturer, a committed educator, having taught at Algonquin College, Sheridan, and Seneca College, and finally, as the founder and publisher of Canadian Animation Resources/Cartoon North he has spent 14 years advocating and community building in the Canadian animation landscape.
Having spent most of his career in the kids' TV sector, Mike has recently dedicated himself to his passion projects, primarily short form and micro-budget feature.
Currently in development:
The Girl in the Moon, a 90 minute coming of age story described as Miyazaki/Superheroes.
Voyage of the Intrepid, a nihilistic sci-fi buddy comedy. A darkly humorous take on classic tropes.
Animato Anthropomorfica, a short form examination of anthropomorphic cartoon animal traditions in cartoons.
Go-Man and Ko, grizzled super soldier and brilliant teenage scientist sidekick.
CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION:
TAKING FLIGHT, THE ULTIMATE ALPHA FLIGHT ANIMATED FAN FILM