As a child Mike studied Acting at Frohman Academy in Carmel, California. He continued his 23 years of training as an Actor in Los Angeles with professional scene study and
improvisation instruction. Mike has worked with many great filmmakers over the years, resulting in an expansive network of Hollywood talents, both cast and crew.
From 1996 to 1998 Mike studied Producing at the American Film Institute. After finishing at AFI, Mike went on to star in and produce independent films. In 1999 he produced and starred in the film ON DUTY, which won at The New York International Independent Film Festival in 2000. He went on to produce and star in the Toronto Student Film Festival's Official Selection, TIL UNDEATH DO US PART in 2006. In 2007, Mike produced and starred in REVOLVER, Official Selection at both SoCal Indy Film Festival in Orange County, and Festivus Film Festival in Denver, CO.
Mike continued Producing with Shauna McClure's Writing / Directing accomplishment, the film POSITIVELY 4TH STREET. This was the first Directing challenge on Steven
Spielberg and Mark Burnett's Reality show, "On The Lot", for the FOX television network. POSITIVELY 4TH STREET went on to being an "Official Selection" at the 2009
Bel Air Film Festival.
Currently, Mike is the attending the one hundred and thirty year old, world famous acting conservatory, AADA - The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - aada.edu, while managing and operator two independent film production companies. Exposition Films, primarily focusing on producing films under the $1M budget mark, and Around the Clock Films, focusing on producing feature films at a much larger budget, also incorporating A-list talents and leveraging their pre-sale value prior to commencement of principal photography.
Mike is in development and attached to star in a slate of feature length films. Some of these scripts are currently out to major pre-salable talents with huge international box office draw. Some of these films are capable of being made under $1M USD. Others are $10M USD and up, including action fantasies and trilogies of epic proportion. Mike is prepared for and welcomes investors of either net worth to afford productions with or without A-list pre-salable talents.