Creating a personal and
shared vision in film
MIKE SHUM | Filmmaker
Mike Shum (b. Denver, CO, 1985) is a filmmaker who specializes in cinematography and journalism. Shum’s work explores the ways in which we perceive and define home within contexts of historical and cultural struggle. Growing up a son of Hong Kong immigrants, Shum seeks to relate his own struggle with defining home through his body of work.
Most recently, Shum was the writer-director and producer on the Frontline | PBS post-election special collaboration, American Voices. The broadcast film is an excerpt of a long-term project following people in the United States as they live through the COVID19 Pandemic.
In addition to these collaborations, Shum works with renowned media organizations like BBC, Al Jazeera Witness, Time Magazine, and National Geographic.