Mike Civille began his filmmaking career as a script supervisor and AD in 1997, before completing his directorial feature debut, The Deer & the Cheetah, in 2000. Directing both features and shorts, his 2005 short After June played at the Tribeca Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival.
At the same time, Mike had fallen in love with teaching filmmaking at Boston College, and by the mid-2000s, he decided to go back to school to earn an MFA in Film Studies and PhD in American studies. After graduating, Mike became a research consultant for HBO’s historically based content from 2012-2015. He currently teaches film directing and film studies at the New York Film Academy in Burbank, CA, and recently completed principal photography as director of the feature film The Three Rachels. Mike lives in LA with his wife Hannah and their dog Max.
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