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Mike S.

Denver, CO, USA

9 reviews

$1400 - $2000 / Day


Mike Shum is a News and Documentary Emmy-finalist and award-winning filmmaker who works extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He is also the director of photography and a producer on Hondros, a feature length documentary about famed photojournalist Chris Hondros, which had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and awarded the Audience Award's First Prize.

Top Services

News Shooter / Video Journalist
7 reviews
Documentary DP
3 reviews
Non-Fiction Film Director


Top Reviews

  • October • 2015

    Mike is an unbelievable storhunter + storyteller. The Weather Channel continues to hire him and drop him in flooded states where people are hiding from the weather. Somehow, Mike Shum finds these people tucked away in homes, brings them out to tell their stories and the results are incredible. A particular favorite this time was a couple in Ocean City, MD who had traveled to a wine festival which was cancelled from Hurricane Joaquin. Kudos to Mike for telling their story, shooting it beautifully and continuing to find compelling, visual, digital stories for the weather channel.

    Mandy at The Weather Company/
  • October • 2016

    Mike is so good at what he does. Not only is he a great videojournalist, he is researched and asks the right questions. He's a pleasure to work with and always finds the best stories. He also works extremely hard and even in storm situations is an excellent communicator. I would highly recommend Mike Shum for any of your projects. Thanks, Mandy Carranza

    Mandy at The Weather Company/
  • July • 2017

    Mike was a joy to work with. Our team really appreciated his hard work ethic, and his amazing attitude throughout the shoot. He was very accommodating, flexible and a great team player. He produced solid footage and sound and there is no doubt we would definitely work with him again. If only we had more shoots in Colorado!

    Nabila at CNN

Top Projects



  • 4K Camera
  • Action Camera


  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone


  • External Recorder
  • Shoulder Rig

All Services

Production Support

  • Documentary DP
  • Commercial DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Non-Fiction Film Director

Post Production

  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Sound Mixer