Mike Jones is a writer, script-editor & creative producer working across screen, page & interactive media. He is recipient of numerous accolades including an Australian writers guild award & has worked in script and project development with companies including the ABC, WarnerBros, EveryCloud, Porchlight, Deadhouse Films, Latenite Films, & Princess Pictures. He has also overseen long-form script labs for YouTube and is story consultant to ABC Signature studios in the US.
Mike is currently Story Producer for youth-drama series 'Deadlock' for EveryCloud productions, commissioned by the ABC, and is regular collaborator and story developer with boutique TV production company, SweetPotatoFilms, whose recent success was the multi award-winning mystery drama series, ‘The Kettering Incident’. Mike was also script producer for ABCTV on it's 2017 slate of iView original scripted comedy-drama projects, 'Long STory Short'.
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 experience, 'Awake:First Contact'. Mike previously lead story development for multi-platform company, Portal, developed interactive 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.
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