Mike was born in Winnipeg but raised in the rural back country of Manitoba. His work is an inventive hybrid of Jim Henson, Norman McLaren, and Stan Brakhage. Mike approaches filmmakingas folk art, layering his films with personal stories, an appreciation for the underdog, subtle political topics, and fun formalism.
While in residence, Mike will be continuing his rural-themed documentary work. He will take full advantage of the clearness of the lake to experiment with underwater filming, and will explore the Riding Mountain area with the same inquisitive nature he brings to all his work.
Meet the Artist
Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 pm
Visitor Centre, Wasagaming
Join Mike at the Visitor Centre for a showing of his short films and get a sneak peek at his Deep Bay experiments in underwater filming. Mike will share his passion and history with the Riding Mountain area and how it has inspired his unique style of filmmaking.