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 Google/YouTube. He is also a regular project assessor and consultant for ScreenAustralia and state funding agencies across feature, TV and digital productions.
Mike is a regular collaborator with boutique screen production company, Sweet Potato Films, lead by showrunner Vicki Madden, and he previously worked on the 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, with whom he continues to develop cutting-edge narrative VR projects. He previously lead story development for award-winning multi-platform company, Portal Entertainment UK. Mike 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, 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 part-time in story & writing at the Australian Film TV & Radio School & has coordinated script development programs both in Australia and internationally.
Mike's current development slate includes drama series projects ‘The Vineyard', ‘The Eden Project’, and 'Save Game' for SweetPotatoFilms, story-editor of youth drama series ‘Deadlock’ with EveryCloud productions, and writing the follow-up series of immersive detective thriller, ‘VRNoir’ with StartVR.
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