Mike Jones is a writer, story producer, script editor, and recipient of numerous accolades including an Australian writers guild award. He has worked in script development with companies including the ABC, WarnerBros, Porchlight, and Jungle Entertainment. He serves as regular story-producer and script editor for Princess Pictures and Everycloud Productions, leads long-form script development labs for Google/YouTube, and is story consultant to ABC Signature studios in the US.
Mike oversees story development with boutique TV production company, SweetPotatoFilms, whose recent success in includes the multi award-winning mystery drama series, ‘The Kettering Incident’. He is story producer for ABC youth-drama series 'Deadlock' for EveryCloud productions, and has also served as script producer for ABCTV across its 'Long Story Short' slate of comic-drama series including 'F*cking Adelaide', 'Other People's Problems', 'Wrong Kind of Black', and 'Edge of the Bush'.
Mike was co-creator of the virtual-reality detective-thriller ‘VRNoir: A Day Before the Night’ with StartVR and short-listed for the International ProtoAward for most Innovative VR 2016. He is also co-writer of forthcoming speculative-fiction VR thriller, ‘Awake'. He previously lead story development for multi-platform company, Portal, developed cross-platform projects for WarnerBros, and served as a development consultant to ScreenAustralia. As a novelist Mike is author of “The Transgressions Cycle”, a three-book series of supernatural gothic novels published by Simon&Schuster, named on Apple iBooks'Best Of' list and twice nominated for the Australian Shadows award for best Horror novel of the year.
Mike’s early career spanned writing for theatre, working as a screen industry journalist, and he previously lectured in story & writing at the Australian Film TV & Radio School.
He is very tall and talks very fast.