Camera Operator // DP // Editor
Mike has been shooting as a freelance cameraman/Director of Photography since 1999, filming feature documentaries, television programmes, nationally airing TVCs, short films and promotional videos. He was 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 Southwark Studios facility caters to HD broadcast post finishing, 4K and web deliverables. Also available in the building are full audio mix, studio and voice booth facilities.
Available for freelance or contract work
cell +64 21 077 3549
31 Southwark Street