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 companies including WarnerBros, EveryCloud, Cornerstone, Deadhouse Films, The Project Factory, and overseeing long-form script labs for Google/YouTube. He is also a regular project assessor and consultant for ScreenAustralia and state funding agencies across feature, TV and digital productions.
Mike worked with showrunner Vicki Madden on her award-winning supernatural mystery series, ‘The Kettering Incident’ for Foxtel, which collected the Special Jury Prize at SeriesMania, Paris, and collaborates on development of high-end TV drama with her production company Sweet Potato Films. Most recently Mike was co-creator and writer of 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 helped pioneer web-series in Australia serving as story editor on cult post-apocalyptic series, ‘Wastelander Panda’ for MadMan films and ABCTV, and as a novelist 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, 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.