Mike is a writer, script-editor and creative producer working across screen, page and interactive media, and recipient of numerous accolades including an Australian Writers' Guild award. He has worked in project development for networks and companies including the ABC, WarnerBros, EveryCloud, Cornerstone, Deadhouse Films, The Project Factory, and overseeing long-form script labs for YouTube. He is also a project assessor and consultant for ScreenAustralia and state funding agencies across feature, TV and digital productions and serves as Investment Manager for ScreenAustralia's multiplatform drama fund.
Mike is a regular collaborator with boutique screen production company, Sweet Potato Films, lead by showrunner Vicki Madden, and he previously worked on SPF's award-winning mystery drama series, ‘The Kettering Incident’ for Foxtel, which collected the Special Jury Prize at SeriesMania, Paris.
Most recently Mike was co-creator and writer of the virtual-reality detective-thriller ‘VRNoir: A Day Before the Night’, with Sydney-based production company StartVR, which premiered at Vivid Sydney and was in official selection at both Fantasia and MIFF film festivals. He previously lead story development for award-winning multi-platform company, Portal Entertainment UK and helped pioneer web-series in Australia serving as story editor and co-writer of cult post-apocalyptic series, ‘Wastelander Panda’ for MadMan films and ABCTV.
As a novelist he is the 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 is currently Script Producer for the ABC on it's new slate of iView original scripted comedy-drama projects, and Story Editor on up-coming youth drama series 'Deadlock' for Everycloud productions.
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 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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