Mike is a Production & Post Production professional for TV, Film & Digital Media. He currently holds the title of Specialist, Film & Tourism for the City of Brampton.
Most recently, he was the producer of the short film called "Keystone", Written and Directed by Newfoundland folk musician Ian Foster. The film saw it's World Premiere at the 2015 Calgary International Film Festival.
He produced of the short satire "Infanticide!", awarded Best Atlantic Short at the 2013 Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, NS. The short family drama he produced, "The Rink", was an Official Selection in the 2012 TIFF Kids Film Festival. He also successfully produced the short bio documentary "Last Music Man". "Infanticide!" and "Last Music Man" have aired on CBC's Canadian Reflections program.
At Best Boy Entertainment Mike worked on the Animal Planet Canada's docudrama series "Save My Pet" as Post Production Coordinator & Researcher. He lead story research, was the acting Casting Director, worked on-set as Script Supervisor and saw each show through to delivery to the broadcaster in post production. Mike is also one heck of a dad to some very lucky animals.
As an Office Production Assistant at Copperheart Entertainment, Mike worked directly with Academy Award Winning Producer Steve Hoban and Mark Smith on delivering the feature film "388 Arletta Avenue" directed by Randall Cole.
Mike was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Cinema Editors in 2012 for exceptional editing of the short drama Asylum. Upon graduation of Sheridan College's Advanced Television & Film diploma program, he was chosen by faculty to receive the Panavision Emerging Filmmaker Award. As well, he holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and a Diploma in Journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber.
Name: Michael Ciuffini
Lives in: Brampton, Canada
Company: City of Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Occupation: Producer, Filmmaker, Post-Production Supervisor, Production Manager, Videographer, Editor and Location Scout
Unique traits: Film Specialist for the City of Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Best Atlantic Short - "Infanticide!" (by G. Patrick Condon)
CCE Student Merit Award - Editing - "Asylum" (by Viki Posidis)
Panavision Emerging Filmmaker Award - Sheridan College ATVF
Film (short) by Ian Foster (Drama, Mystery, Romance and Sci-Fi) Producer When Jack begins to forget, he visits Keystone, an organization with an unlikely mandate: making your most important memories truly ‘unforgettable.’ When Jack begins to recount moments from his life in an interview, he reveals the bond he formed with one particular woman, and the importance he has placed on their story.
Pitter Patter Goes Her Heart
Film (short) by Michael Ciuffini (Drama, Family and Animation) Director, Writer, Producer, Editor A Broken Heart Still Beats Melody, a young woman with a genetic heart condition, escapes her bleak existence with Alto, her canine confidant. After Melody's heart falters, Alto seeks the help of a Good Samaritan to rescue her.
Save My Pet
Television by Best Boy Entertainment (Documentary and Drama) Researcher, Script Supervisor, Casting Director & Post Production Coordinator A policeman races to save the life of his on-the-job partner and companion: Vince, a Percheron horse. A young woman loses her best friend and closest family member: Schatten, a Weinheimer dog. A family camping trip is cut short by a mysterious illness that strikes its youngest member: Brandy, a Golden Lab. Those are just a few of the stories told in Save My Pet. Action-packed re-enactments capture high stakes drama when the cherished family pet faces a life-threatening disaster. Each family has one thing in common - a rock-hard resolve to do whatever it takes to... Save My Pet. Always heart-warming, sometimes heart-breaking, Save My Pet documents stories of true love between pets and the families that care for them - a love of truly human dimensions.
Television by Best Boy Entertainment (Family and Animation) Post Production Coordinator & Editor Mickey is a real Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) who just moved to the farm with fourteen-year-old Megan, his wise and fun-loving best friend. Ever playful, Mickey's energy, enthusiasm, and curiosity feed his adventurous spirit, which inevitably leads him into troublesome situations. Like the time he brought a baby chick home to Megan as a present, much to the dismay of the chick's mother! Luckily, Mickey makes plenty of new friends, like Guy, an always-hungry, well-traveled British goat, and Fiona, a fun-loving, fast-talking ferret. With help from Megan and his new friends, Mickey is able to figure out questions like why their duck friends disappeared for the winter, or why they can't find the cow that makes chocolate milk and why Mickey smells funny after meeting a furry, black animal with a white stripe on his back.
Film (short) by G. Patrick Condon (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Producer Dan and Liz just want a perfect family; and in a world where families are allowed only one child, they want to make sure they get it right. 2013 Atlantic Film Festival - Best Atlantic Short
Last Music Man
Film (short) by David Kalinauskas (Documentary and Biography) Producer Meet Dan Burke - concert promoter, journalist and junkie. Refusing to play by anyone's rules but his own, Dan has made enemies and loyal friends within the Toronto music scene. This is his story. Official Selection: 2011 Austin Film Festival & 2012 Canadian Music Week Film Festival
Film (short) by Thelon Oeming (Drama and Family) Producer A family's bond comes from beyond. A neglected young boy seeks the attention of his father and older brothers by learning to play hockey with the coaching help of a curious stranger. Official Selection: 2012 TIFF Kids Film Festival
Film (short) by Viki Posidis (Drama) Editor
Sheridan College (Oakville, ON)
University of Guelph-Humber