Bio and Awards

Mike Simpson is an award winning Cinematographer trying to live the dream by splitting his time between LA and NY. His accolades include feature film ‘Best Cinematography’ awards, Addys and awards for commercials, and a ‘Best Cinematography’ nomination at the VMAs.

Mike’s narrative work has played nearly all of the major festivals and earned him ‘Best Cinematography’ awards for “Strings” and “It’s In The Blood.”  “The Taiwan Oyster” had glowing reviews of the photography, Variety references the “sheer beauty of the frames” and Slackerwood calls the film “Stunningly Beautiful.” His most recent film “Boarding School” directed by Boaz Yakin releases soon.

Mike’s commercial resume is vast and diverse, and includes all these!: Nintendo, Loreal, Axe, Maybelline, American Express, Chase, Crest, Coach, Budweiser, Michelob, Dell, Microsoft, Sprint, Panera Bread, McDonalds, Whole Foods,the US Airforce, and many more.

His Nintendo spots for the Legend of Zelda games on Wii and the 3DS all starred Robin Williams, earned numerous accolades and collected over 50 million views on youtube alone.

Mike’s music video career exploded after his recent MTV VMA nomination (Best Cinematography) for Alt. J’s song ‘Left Hand Free.

Additional Artists include: Solange, J.cole, Lil’ Wayne, David Byrne, Major Lazer, Disturbed, Rob Thomas, Danny Brown, Porches, The Smith Westerns, , and many, many more.

Resume available by request. IMDB