Mike Lars White began writing for TV commercials after winning an award for a coffee shop poster in Reno, Nevada. He then worked out of Warsaw, Poland – with his scripts translated into the local language – creating a series of internationally recognized TV and print ads for IKEA and a European mosquito repellent. He has worked alongside such Polish film legends as Pawel Edelman (The Pianist) and documentarian Andrzej Fidyk (Defilada).
Now back in the States, White's directorial debut – called “Steve’s Problem” – won for Best Short Film upon its world premiere at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in 2014, followed by "Best Narrative Short" at the Albany FilmFest. The film went on to screen at the prestigious Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Flickers: Rhode Island, Athens, HollyShorts Film Festival and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, among others.
Mike is currently at work on his first feature-length film, two more short films, and a web series.
Name: Mike Lars White
Lives in: San Francisco, California