Mike has directed a large number of award-winning music videos and shorts, with a quirky style and generous doses of dark humor.
Most recently, he directed the award-winning short WoodMan, a Crazy8s film inspired by Pinnochio, which has been nominated for 6 LEO Awards, played in over 24 film festivals, and won Best Short Drama and the Audience Choice Award at the Sonoma Film Festival, Best Fantasy / Sci-Fi Short at the Deep in the Heart Film Festival, and a Van Gogh Award for International Short Filmmaking. His comedy short The Bar starred Peter DeLuise, and was nominated for two LEO awards (costumes and visual effects), as well as winning the very first Hot Shot Shorts competition, and Best Comedy at the Sea to Sky Film Festival. His music video 20 Minutes of Oxygen for The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets was nominated for a Golden Sheaf award at the Yorkton Film festival.
His other award winning films include Dial ‘A’ for Alphaman (No.1 sci-fi short on iFilm, April 2005), Third Eye Tribe’s Real Mathematics (semi-finalist, Action/Cut short film competition), the musical Frequency Zero (CBC Zed People’s Choice Award and Best Ensemble Performance, Reel-Fast 48-Hour Film Competition), and Hell's Habit, which swept the awards at the Vancouver Bloodshots 48-Hour Horror Filmmaking Challenge (Best Picture, Best Acting, Best Editing and Best Costumes). Other notable projects Mike has directed include The Legend of Bonefish webseries, The Veil, Hooped, and the music video When DD Gets Her Donkey, Everything Will be Alright, by Klezmer / folk legend Geoff Berner.
Directing WORTH, with Ed Brando, Brian Johnson and Zach Lipovsky.
Directing Peter DeLuise in THE BAR.
Shooting THE JESUS SONG at the top of The Chief.
ABOUT STEAM POWERED FILMS
Steam Powered Films is the production company of director Mike Jackson. It was founded in 1999 with the help of Sam Dulmage, Peter New and Palle Hoffstein, as a home for their creative works. SPF also provides post-production services including editing, colour correction and visual effects.
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