Mike Healy Films
Mike Healy

Mike Healy has been working as a freelance filmmaker since 2001 both domestically in the UK and around the world. He is based in Glasgow.

Mike studied Film & Media and Marketing at Stirling University in Scotland and Professional Broadcasting at Ravensbourne College in London. He has completed Hostile Regions courses with AKE, TOR and Remote Trauma, and a basic Arabic course in Damascus.

* Producing/directing/shooting and edit producing documentary
* Sony FS7, Canon C300, XF305, DSLRs, etc
* Editing - Avid, FCP, Adobe Premiere
* Full Clean UK driving licence

Mike is a brilliant PD. He’s reliable, hard working, a real team player and a fantastic self shooter. He is brilliant and creative in the edit and always has a solution for any issue that might come up. As well as his obvious talents in production, he is a thoroughly likeable and decent bloke who’s pleasure to have around. I would highly recommend him to any production and they’d be lucky to have him

Terri Langan, Exec Producer, Hello Halo Productions
Mike is a tremendously creative and talented director who can seek out the narrative and deliver it, whether that be observed documentary series following addicts or factual entertainment following upholsterers he brings it home every time. Because Mike shoots for the edit (because he can also do that) he knows exactly what to get on location and is a very safe pair of hands.We love working with Mike and highly recommend him as a director across a range of genres.

Jules Kean, Exec Director, Friel Kean Films
Mike is a good all rounder - he shoots beautifully, great with contributors, and is able deliver the best story possible. He is also a very nice guy.

Malcolm McKissock, Series Producer BBC
Mike is a great shooting PD - cheerful, good with people, a strong team player. I'll definitely book him again in the future.

Series Producer BBC
It was a pleasure working with Mike. His journalistic nous and great eye meant we had a superb set of rushes. His camerawork and approach meant we made the most of our access to a chaotic and busy NHS A&E department and allowed us to show its workings in unflinching detail.

Matthew Cundall, Senior Producer, Channel 4 News

Junk Rescue

Broadcast Award 2020 – Best Preschool Programme Nominated

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Fascinating and disturbing, with remarkable access to the subject – a risky investigation requiring immense self-control on the part of the production team
The Association for International Broadcasting
BAFTA 2011 - Best Single Documentary Nominated
Amnesty International Media Award 2011 - Best Documentary Winner
RTS Awards 2010/11 - Best Single Documentary Nominated
Broadcast Award 2011 – Best Documentary Nominated
AIB Award 2010 – Best Investigative Documentary Winner
United Nations UNAFF Grand Jury Award – Best Documentary Winner
Grierson Award 2010 –Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue Shortlisted
FIGRA Olivier Quemener-RSF Award 2011 Winner
Rudolf Vrba Jury Award 2011 Winner
Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism 2011 Winner

Frontline Afghanistan

Welsh BAFTA 2010 – Best Factual Programme Winner

Africa Investigates

One World Media - Television Award Shortlisted