Camera Operator // DP // Editor

Christchurch, NZ

Mike has been shooting as a freelance cameraman/Director of Photography since 1999, filming feature documentaries, television programmes, TVCs, short films and promotional videos. For his work on the feature documentary 'Pecking Order' he received the 'Gold Award - Documentaries' at the the 2017 NZCS Awards for Cinematography. He was also a finalist for 'Best Camera - Factual' at the Qantas New Zealand Television Awards for his work on the Production Line documentary 'Life on the Street'.


As an editor he has over 17 years professional editing experience, on feature documentaries, television programmes, commercials, short films, and promotional videos for a varied range of clients.

Raised on a high-country farm, Mike is practical and efficient in his approach to moving image making, with a perfectionist streak. He has earned a reputation for being creative and dependable with a knack for producing compelling imagery.


With Cosmo Kentish-Barnes he founded Production Line Limited on the 1st of January 2000. Cosmo now works at Radio New Zealand, (you can hear his excellent programmes on 'Country Life'), and Mike is taking the Production Line name into the 10's, operating in a freelance capacity.


Mike's central city edit suite in the Sawtooth Studios facility caters to HD broadcast post finishing, 4K and web deliverables. Also in the facility is an audio mixing room, studio with white cyc and voice booth.



Available for freelance or contract work


cell +64 21 077 3549


31 Southwark Street

Central Christchurch

New Zealand