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 producing two feature-length films, one about the photojournalist Chris Hondros.

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 the writer and filmmaker Greg Campbell



The Guardian, The New York Times, Human Rights Watch, France 24, The Weather Channel, The Atlantic Monthly, Vocativ/MSNBC, 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


  • 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)