Mike Jones is a writer, story producer, script editor, and recipient of numerous accolades including an Australian writers guild award. Well known as an expert in speculative and dark genre narratives, Mike 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, has lead long-form script development labs for Google/YouTube, and is story consultant to ABC Signature studios in the US.
Primarily Mike serves as story editor with boutique TV production company, SweetPotatoFilms whose recent success includes the multi award-winning scifi-supernatual drama series, ‘The Kettering Incident’.
Previously Mike has worked as script-producer for the ABC across a slate of projects including forthcoming youth-drama 'Deadlock' and comic-drama series; 'F*cking Adelaide', 'Other People's Problems', 'Wrong Kind of Black', and 'Edge of the Bush’. He was co-creator of the virtual-reality detective-thriller ‘VRNoir: A Day Before the Night’ with StartVR; short-listed for the International ProtoAward for most Innovative VR 2016. He is also co-writer of speculative fiction VR mystery thriller, ‘Awake’, hailed as the “most comprehensive and visually impressive narrative VR experience to premiere at SXSW”.
Mike previously served as a development consultant to ScreenAustralia, lead story development for multi-platform company Portal, and developed cross-platform projects for WarnerBros. 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.