Mike is a writer, script editor and creative producer working across screen, page and interactive media. Most recently Mike wrote the virtual-reality detective-thriller ‘VRNoir: A Day Before the Night’ with StartVR, and previously lead story development for award-winning multi-platform company, Portal Entertainment UK. He has worked in script development for companies including WarnerBros, EveryCloud, Cornerstone, Deadhouse Films, Damsel Films, Project Factory, and overseeing long-form script labs for Google/YouTube.
Mike worked with showrunner Vicki Madden on her supernatural mystery series, ‘The Kettering Incident’ for Foxtel - winner of the Special Jury Prize at SeriesMania, Paris - and oversees development of high-end TV drama with her production company Sweet Potato Films. He also helped pioneer web-series in Australia serving as story editor on cult post-apocalyptic series, ‘Wastelander Panda’ for MadMan films and ABCTV. As a novelist Mike is author of “The Transgressions Cycle”, a three-book series of supernatural gothic novels published by Simon&Schuster, and twice nominated for the Australian Shadows award for best Horror novel of the year.
An active member of the Australian Writers Guild and regular project assessor for Australian screen funding agencies, Mike’s early career spanned writing for theatre, including the award-winning post-apocalyptic play ‘The Candle’, & working as a screen industry journalist. He lectures in story & writing at the Australian Film TV & Radio School & has coordinated script development programs both in Australia and internationally.
He is very tall and talks very fast.
Extended Interview with Mike Jones from the ‘Screen 2030’ documentary as part of the Sydney Vivid Festival 2014.