MIKE CAHILL (Written and Directed by, Producer, Editor) was
born July 5, 1979 in New
Haven, Connecticut. From a young age, Mike experimented with filmmaking on
and VHS camcorders. While studying Economics at Georgetown University, he bought
camera from a pawnshop and taught himself to edit on Adobe Premiere. Instead of
career in Economics, Cahill began working for National Geographic, first as an
intern, but within
a few months, he became the youngest field producer, editor, and cinematographer
staff. After several years filming sharks, turtles, and other sea life for the "Crittercam"
Cahill moved to Cuba for a year to make the award-winning documentary, BOXERS
BALLERINAS. He later migrated to Los Angeles where he worked on various
including the Sundance 2006 films, LEONARD COHEN I'M YOUR MAN and EVERYONE
STARE: THE POLICE INSIDE OUT.
Cahill made his feature film debut as director and screenwriter with ANOTHER
science fiction film about a parallel planet. The film was a huge success at the
Film Festival and won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize as well as the
Special Jury Award
at the festival. His second feature I ORIGINS also won the Alfred P. Sloan
Feature Film Prize at
the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Both films were distributed by Fox Searchlight
currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
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