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. In 2005, he directed and produced the short film “After June,” which played at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. Since 2017, his feature films have appeared on Lifetime/Peacock (The Rachels, 2017), Netflix (Only Mine, 2019), and Tubi (The Ex Obsession, 2022). He is currently developing both studio and independent feature film projects.
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 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.
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