Mike Day

Cinematographer, Director, Producer

Mike Day is Peabody Award winning Scottish director, producer, cinematographer, and composer. 

Mike founded documentary production company Intrepid Cinema in 2009 before sailing into the North Atlantic to make his first film, The Guga Hunters of Ness, which aired on BBC2. 

He then made feature documentary, The Islands and the Whales, in the Faroe Islands. The film won multiple awards including a Peabody Award, BAFTA and Emmy nominations, two Jackson Hole Science Media Awards, Grand Jury prize at DOCNYC. 

Mike’s films have been supported by the Sundance Institute, Creative Scotland, SFfilm, Creative Europe, Wellcome Trust, Danish Film Institute, and films have broadcast on PBS POV (USA), BBC (Storyville Global), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), SVT (Sweden), TRT (Turkey and Worldwide), ZDF/ARTE (Germany/France), with theatrical releases in the US with IFC, in the UK, Europe and Australia. His current feature, Cowboy Poets, is due to release in 2024.


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