Mike Civille began his filmmaking career videotaping and editing highlight reels of the varsity hockey team at Delbarton (N.J.) in the late 1980s. Professionally, he began 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 his feature Only Mine (2019) is currently available on Netflix. Mike recently completed his latest project, the feature film The Ex Obsession, which is scheduled for a November 2022 release.
Mike also fell 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 a PhD in American studies. After graduating, Mike became a research consultant for HBO’s historically based content from 2012-2015. He has taught filmmaking, directing, and film history at Boston College, Boston University, Hunter College, and The New York Film Academy College of Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife Hannah and their twin children.
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