Mike graduated from Victoria University in Wellington New Zealand with a degree in Theatre and Film. He came out thinking he wanted to act but then realised he also liked to eat.

Mike started his career as a runner. He worked his way up, eventually becoming one of New Zealand’s busiest casting directors before taking the leap into directing. 

His training as an actor, and his years of experience as a Casting Director, have given him the perfect background for his career as a performance and comedy focused Director. Mike has enjoyed great success directing commercials and worked on major campaigns for companies such as Nestle, Abbott’s Village Bakery, AA Insurance, Telecom, Sanitarium, BP, Fisher & Paykel, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Lotteries, Ford and AMP along with many others both in Australia and New Zealand.

Mike has a passion for creating and developing strong characters for narrative driven and performance based scripts.

He also quite likes it if they’re funny…