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Mike Rollo’s work explores alternative approaches to documentary cinema — methods that thematize communication cultures, rural architecture, and transitional spaces through references to autobiography, history, landscape, and memory. A founding member of Montreal’s experimental film collective Double Negative, Mike has curated the work of prominent international and Canadian experimental filmmakers. Currently, he is a member of Independent Visions, a curatorial incubator devoted to making independent and experimental media accessible to a diverse audience in Regina, Saskatchewan. Mike’s films have screened at prestigious festivals and galleries such as the Atlanta Film Festival (USA), Chicago Underground Film Festival (USA), DOXA (Vancouver, Canada), Edinburgh International Film Festival, International Film Festival Oberhausen, FIDMarseille, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (USA), International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Images Festival (Toronto, Canada), Los Angeles Film Forum, Museum of Modern Art (Brazil), Rencontres Internationales Documentaire de Montréal, and Rotterdam International Film Festival. His film Ghosts and Gravel Roads (2008) was honoured as one of Canada’s Top Ten Shorts in 2008 by the Toronto International Film Group. Mike teaches film production at the University of Regina’s Department of Film.

Contact: mahrollo@gmail.com