Films


iputahitonyou

I PUT A HIT ON YOU
After a failed marriage proposal, a brokenhearted woman teams up with her ex-boyfriend...

guidance

GUIDANCE
David Gold, 36, a pathologically immature former child actor, has never been able to get over high school....

nightlight

NIGHTLIGHT
When young brothers Konrad and Bastia get into a fight that spirals out of control it leads...

terminal

TERMINAL
George, stoic and overprotective, travels to Zurich with his daughter Rachel. One is planning physician-assisted suicide; the other...

margolily

MARGO LILY
A couple is determined to plant a tree in the middle of winter following the loss of...

longbranch2

LONG BRANCH
On a cold winter’s night, Lynn’s quest for a one-night stand is complicated when the guy...


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The Stories We Love
We produce feature film. We develop cool stories. We stay up past our bedtime.

What are we looking for? We’re looking for ideas that can set the world on fire. Could be a social drama or a dark comedy. It could be elevated genre. The only core we look for at Lithium is strong characters and new stories. We support unique voices that offer a new way of thinking about film.
Simply put: we want to bring the freshest and best stories out there to life, to connect ideas and audiences. We want to entertain the world while making everyone think a bit. Question more. Explore their curiosities.


Mike MacMillan – Producer

Founder of Lithium Studios Productions
University of Toronto (‘02)
UCLA’s Professional Producing Program (‘11)


Mike MacMillan has been producing independent film since 2010. Mike was named in 2015 to Screen International’s distinguished Future Leader’s list. His films have played at TIFF, Slamdance and other top festivals internationally.

With Weirdos (dir: Bruce McDonald) entertaining audiences at TIFF 16, Lithium anticipates the festival release of Don’t Talk to Irene (dir: Pat Mills) and Mobile Homes (dir: Vladimir de Fontenay) in 2017. His first feature, the dark comedy/thriller I Put a Hit on You premiered at Slamdance Film Festival (Mongrel) and his second – the dark comedy Guidance (Strand) – premiered at TIFF14.

In addition to his films, Mike has has completed Ted Hopes’ Artist-2-Entreprenuer Lab (SFFS, 2013), Trans Atlantic Partners Co-Production Lab (2014), TIFF Studio (2014) and the Rotterdam Lab @ Cinemart (2015). He is also the founder of Research 2 Reality, a non-for-proift social media campaign focused on showcasing Canada’s top research talent to the world.

Mike has produced a dozen short films with Toronto talents Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart (CAN – Long Branch, Margo Lily), Samuel Fluckiger (SWISS – Terminal, Nightlight) and Darragh McDonald (CAN – Love. Marriage. Miscarriage.). They’ve played at the top film fests around the world and won a bunch of awards.

Special skills include kickass hat collection and whiskey.


Mike MacMillan 


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