Mike 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 project development for companies including the ABC, WarnerBros, EveryCloud, Cornerstone, Deadhouse Films, The Project Factory, & overseeing long-form script labs for YouTube.
Mike is a regular collaborator with boutique screen production company, Sweet Potato Films, lead by showrunner Vicki Madden, and he previously worked on her award-winning mystery drama series, ‘The Kettering Incident’ for Foxtel, which collected the Special Jury Prize at SeriesMania, Paris.
Mike is currently Script Producer for ABCTV on it's slate of iView original scripted comedy-drama projects - Long Story Short. He was co-creator & writer of the virtual-reality detective-thriller ‘VRNoir: A Day Before the Night’ with Sydney-based production company StartVR, and previously lead story development for award-winning multi-platform company, Portal Entertainment UK. Mike helped pioneer online-series in Australia serving as story editor & co-writer of cult post-apocalyptic series, ‘Wastelander Panda’ for MadMan films and ABCTV. As a novelist he 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.
An active member of the Australian Writers Guild, Mike’s early career spanned writing for theatre, including the award-winning post-apocalyptic play ‘The Candle’, & working as a screen industry journalist. He is a regular project assessor for screen funding agencies and currently serves as Investment Manager for ScreenAustralia's multiplatform drama fund. He previously lectured in story & writing at the Australian Film TV & Radio School & has coordinated script development programs both in Australia & internationally.
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