Owner of Pipsqueak Animation studio and Emmy nominated and award winning director, writer and producer of best-in-class animation. Deep technical and managerial skills with hands on experience of the entire animation production pipeline.
Our clients, brands and networks include DreamWorks TV, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, Defy Media, Kastner & Partners, Explosm Entertainment, Matrixx Software, MTV, truTV, American Airlines, The Lincoln Project, FortressIQ, Disney and many others. Always looking out for new directing opportunities and service work.
Before founding Pipsqueak Animation, Mike worked for nearly 12 years at Disney Feature Animation in a variety of supervisorial and executive positions.
Mike also co-founded Our Next 4 Years, a volunteer organization producing animated Public Service Announcements to counter the regressive agenda of our current administration and supporting progressive candidates. Our Next 4 Years has over 300 volunteers (Oscar and Emmy winners among us) from across the political and have produced 30+ PSAs on a variety of progressive issues. Our spots have been seen by millions.
Specialties: Portfolio of developed ideas, expert knowledge of entire 3D and 2D (Flash, ToonBoom) animation pipelines, extensive management experience.
Active member of both the PGA and WGA.
Unique traits: Animation studio owner, Internationally known animation speaker
Below Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Fantasy ⋄ Sci-fi While attempting to prove his missing mother’s scoffed-at theories, a reckless anthropology student discovers a civilization of evolved dinosaurs living deep below earth’s crust and must put aside his personal quest in order to save his colleagues and humanity.
Fifi: Cat Therapist
Internet by DreamWorksTV, Pipsqueak Films Series creator, writer, producer, director
The Playback Singer
Television by Blumayan Films Producer, 2nd Unit Director
The Tech Awards
Film by Pipsqueak Films Writer, Producer, Director
Internet by Alloy Digital Media, Pipsqueak Films Series creator, writer, producer, director
The Adventures of Baxter & McGuire
Film (short) by Comedy Central, Mirari Films, Pipsqueak Films Director, Producer
Film (short) by Pipsqueak Films Writer, Producer, Director
Oil & Vinegar
Industrial by Pipsqueak Films Writer, Producer, Director
Nominated for 2 International Academy of Web Television Awards. Best Animated Series & Best Children's Series for Fifi: Cat Therapist
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: Best Narrative Feature Film for The Playback Singer
Toronto Female Eye Film Festival: Best Debut Foreign Feature for The Playback Singer
Cinequest San Jose Film Festival: New Vision Award for The Playback Singer
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize. Best Narrative Feature for The Playback Singer
Nominated, Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy for The Adventures of Baxter & McGuire