About

Mike Bishop is a multidisciplinary creative director, motion designer, and film maker. With a background in design and visual effects, his broad skill set and vast knowledge of film making techniques has lead him to create award winning projects for top brands and agencies. He has over fifteen years of professional experience developing video productions, advertising campaigns, and branding strategies. His record of international success has lead him to be one of the most sought after names in the action sports, lifestyle, and aerial cinematography industries. Michael’s short films continue to collect accolades through international films festivals, while his commercial work for some of the best brands and advertising agencies are seen by millions of viewers on a regular basis.

Awards

  • 2017 “The Tree of Life” Still Photography Winner – Madrid Drone Film Festival
  • 2017 “Awaken Iceland” Best Lifestyle Film – Drone Focus Film Festival
  • 2017 “Awaken Iceland” Best Drone Film -Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival
  • 2016 “Into The West” Best Direction – Drone Film Festival AU + NZ
  • 2016 “Into The West” Best Film & Best Travel/Landscape Film – Interdrone Festival, Las Vegas
  • 2016 “Into The West” Best Landscape Film – Drone Professional Movie Festival, Nantes France
  • 2016 “Adventure In Sports” Best Lifestyle Film – UK Dronefest
  • 2016 “Adventure In Sports” Best Sports Film – DC Drone Film Festival
  • 2015 ”The Grey League” Best Aerial Photography / Film Art & Tourism Festival, Poland
  • 2014 Apple “Intention” Cannes Gold Lion for Design, Bronze Lion for Internet Film
  • 2013 Nike “Never Not Pt1”  Best Movie / The Reels Festival
  • 2013 Nike “Never Not Pt1”  Best Backcountry Segment / The Reels Festival
  • 2013 Nike “Never Not Pt2”  Best Documentary / The Reels Festival
  • 2013 Reel Snow “Mikey Rencz” – Gold Medal / ESPN X Games
  • 2012 Burton “13” Best Movie / The Reels Festival
  • 2012 Burton “13” Best Editing / The Reels Festival
  • 2012 Burton “13” Video of the Year / Snowboarder Magazine
  • 2012 Burton “13” Video of the Year / Transworld Riders Poll
  • 2012 Burton “13” Video Part of the Year – Mikkel Bang / Transworld Riders Poll
  • 2012 Burton “13” Best Soundtrack / X-Dance Film Fest
  • 2011 Reel Snow “Nic Sauve” – Viewers Choice / ESPN X Games
  • 2011 Forum “F-It”  Movie of the Year / Snowboarder Magazine
  • 2011 Forum “F-It” John Jackson – Video Part of the Year / Transworld Riders Poll
  • 2010 Forum “Forever” Movie of the Year / Transworld Riders Poll
  • 2010 Forum “Forever” Mens Video Part of the Year/ Transworld Riders Poll
  • 2010 Forum “Forever” Movie of the Year / Snowboarder Magazine
  • 2009 National Film Board Of Canada “Carts Of Darkness” Loe Award / Best Documentary
  • 2008 ADC Young Guns Awards – Top Designer Under 30
  • 2007 & 2008 Trick 17 Stop Motion Award “Most Creative”

Press & Features

  • 2016 Globe & Mail – Mike Bishop interview about film “Into The West”
  • 2015 GoPro Video Of The Day – “The Grey League” Featured on GoPro Website
  • 2015 Outdoor Magazine – Classic Drones In Switzerland Article on “The Grey League”
  • 2015 Intel IQ – Film “The Grey League” was featured on Intel IQ website.
  • 2015 Huffington Post – “Back For More” Article with interview
  • 2015 Complex Magazine – “Back For More” Article and feature
  • 2015 Get Inspired Magazine Issue 27 Autumn Interview
  • 2014 Know Mag Issue 8 Sept
  •  2014 DJI Innovations Web Feature
  •  2014 Get Inspired Magazine Issue 18 February
  •  2011 MISC Magazine Issue #23
  • 2010 idN Magazine V17 – Sept
  • 2009 Motionographer March
  • 2008 Color Magazine Issue #6.5
  • 2008 Computer Arts Issue #156
  • 2008 Computer Arts Issue #152
  • 2007 Computer Arts Project Issue #117

Clients

DJI, Nike, Google, Apple, Intel, Toyota , Visa , Quiksilver, Red Bull, Roxy, Burton, Transworld, Motion Theory,
Fuel TV, BUCK, Lifetime Network, Troika, Roger, King & Country, Patagonia, DC, Roxy, TBWA/Chiat/Day,
History Channel, Mad Decent, Plan B, Special Blend, Forum