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ABOUT

A multifaceted creative, Mikey Zeller is renowned for his exceptional work in the automotive world, with a focus on speed and all things grit. His authentic touch stems from a lifelong passion for cars and his Midwest roots. 

Drawing from nearly a decade of experience as the Executive Creative Director at Sweatpants Media, he brings a unique perspective to his work as a Director and Cinematographer. He excels at merging the conceptual stages of each brief to the look and the story behind each project, making sure they hit the mark with audiences both emotionally and intellectually.

When he’s not leading creative projects, he is deeply involved in his personal passion for fine art painting. His paintings, deeply personal, navigate the complexities of emotion and expression, with each piece being a distinct reflection of his artistic journey. 

Outside of work, his days are spent attempting to relive the glory days as a sponsored snowboard athlete, swearing at his golf clubs, woodworking projects and writing. A fun fact: before he dove into the world of film production, Zeller spent several years making people laugh as a stand-up comedian in Minneapolis.

 

Awards:

• 2023 "Best Commercial Film" at the International Motor Film Awards for Toyota GR's "The Shoot" (Creative Director, Writer, Cinematographer)

• 2023 "Best Drama Short" at the International Motor Film Awards for BRCC's "Sand And Sky" (Creative Director, Co-Writer)

• 2022 "Best Drama Short" at the International Motor Film Awards for Toyota GR's "The Focus Group" (Creative Director, Cinematographer)

• 2022 "Best Commercial Film Nomination" at the International Motor Film Awards for Toyota's "Lights, Camry, SXM" (Creative Director, Writer, Cinematographer)

• 2017 "Official Nomination" at the Tribeca Film Festival for the Netflix Documentary "Under An Arctic Sky" (Cinematographer)

• 2017 "Best Cinematography" at the Florida Surf Film Festival for "Under An Arctic Sky" (Cinematographer)

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M. ZELLER

PHONE:
715.222.3111
EMAIL

M@MikeyZeller.com
Mike@SweatpantsMedia.com

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