Mike Shum is a News and Documentary Emmy-finalist and award-winning filmmaker who works extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He is also the director of photography and a producer on Hondros, a feature length documentary about famed photojournalist Chris Hondros, which was selected for world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

He is based in Denver, Colorado and travels frequently for shorter term projects. Mike is also one half of Fox Tale Films, a production company he began in 2013 with writer and director Greg Campbell



The Guardian, The New York Times, National Geographic, Time Magazine Video, Human Rights Watch, France 24, The Weather Channel, The Atlantic Monthly, Vocativ/MSNBC, VICE News on HBO, USA Today, The Economist, Education Week, CNN International


Aol.com, Ashoka International, FedEx, Groupon, Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC), Boomtown Accelerator, Chui, Yellow Pages, Angie's List, Zillow, Dex, Pioneer Consulting, College Press Club, StudioNow, Colorado College Alumni Association


  • 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Selection for Hondros under Spotlight Documentary

  • 2015 News & Documentary Emmy Award Finalist for Surviving an ISIS Massacre under the Outstanding Interview category

  • 2014 New York Times Publisher's Award for Surviving an ISIS Massacre

  • 2014 Digiday's Best in Show Award for Surviving an ISIS Massacre

  • 2014 Digiday's Best Use of Video for Surviving an ISIS Massacre


  • Hostile Environment & First Aid Training | Pioneer Consulting Group

  • Battlefield Medical Training | Reporters Instructed on Saving Colleagues (RISC)