Mike Shum is a Chinese-American filmmaker who specializes as a director/DP but also works in video editing. He started in video journalism in 2009 working in and out of east and central Africa. Since then he's covered stories ranging from Eastern Congo's (DRC) M23 rebels to the rise of ISIS in Northern Iraq. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where he was a finalist for a National News and Documentary Emmy.
He is the director of photography and a producer on Hondros, a feature length documentary about famed photojournalist Chris Hondros, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival where it received the prestigious Audience Award. Hondros will be available on Netflix in 2018.
He is based in Denver, Colorado USA.