Mike Shum is a documentary film director with an emphasis on cinematography. He is a National News and Documentary Emmy-finalist and award-winning filmmaker who has served as cinematographer, producer, and editor on multiple projects. 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.
He is based in Denver, Colorado. Mike co-founded Fox Tale Films, a US-based production company, with writer and director Greg Campbell. He also co-founded Blake Street Films, a Sweden-based production company, with director of photography Jonathan Saruk.
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
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2017 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award Documentary First Place for Hondros
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)