The Stories We Love
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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.
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