Mike Stasko


M.F.A., Film Production, Columbia University (2008)

Post-Grad, Advance Television & Film, Sheridan College (2003)

B.A., Communication Studies, The University of Windsor (2002)

Notable Filmography

2015 - 2017

Writer, Producer, Director for “The Control” a feature film currently in post-production, release slated for 2017.  A post-modern sci-fi thriller shot entirely in Windsor, ON., with participation of The University of Windsor’s Communication, Media and Film program. Over 25 Windsor students and another 15 local Windsorites on crew.

2006 - 2015

Co-Writer, Co-Producer for “The Birder” a feature film (Calgary International Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival) with TeleFilm Canada, Union Films Distribution, DVD released 2015. Sold and distributed through Sony Pictures in USA.  Starring Tom Cavanagh (Ed, The Flash), Fred Willard (Wall-E, Best In Show) and Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves, The Green Mile), (85 min).

2008 - 2010

Writer, Producer, Director, Lead Actor, Editor for “Iodine” a feature film (The Montreal World Film Festival, Remi Award Winner World-Fest Houston International Film Festival, limited theatrical run 2010, DVD released 2010, starring Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Reaper). (Walmart, HMV, Amazon, iTunes) (Canadian distribution: Anchor Bay, US and World: Whitewater), (96 min).

2004 – 2006

Co-Writer, Co-Editor, Associate Producer, Lead Actor for “Things To Do” a feature film (Official selection at the Slamdance International Film Festival 2006 and Stockholm International Film Festival, theatrical release in US and DVD and TV release all across North America (The Movie Network, Blockbuster, etc…), (Mongrel Media: Canada, Lifesize Entertainment, US and World), (85 min).

2009 – 2014

Creative Director at S4Potential, responsible for the development, scripting, shooting, directing, producing, editing and the overall creation of original eLearning content videos and films. Clients range from international corporations to governments.

Courses Taught


02-40-424 “Advance Non-Fiction Media”
02-40-219 “Digital Media Production II”
02-40-260 “Fundamentals of Writing for Media”


02-40-209 “Fundamentals of Sound Technology”
02-40-221 “The Art of Photo-blogging”

Previous (Ryerson, uOttawa, Western, Algonquin)

CMN4170 "Social Uses of New Media"
CMN2150 "History of Journalism"
CIN3199  "World Cinema"
CMN3165 "Media Industries"
CMN2132 "Non-Verbal Communication"
CMN4166 "Audience Research"
CMN2167 "Video I"
CIN3108  "New Images"
CIN3198  "Canadian and Quebec Cinema: Documentary"
CMN3182 "Policy Studies"
CMN2152 "Image & Communication"
CMN2168 "Globalization & Communication"
CIN3197  "Canadian and Quebec Cinema: Fiction"
MIT3373 "Social Media and Organizations"
MIT2305 "Radio & Television as Entertainment Media"
CFPN502 "Directing the Screen Performance"
TVA0002 "Video Editing for Television"
JOU5210 "Developing your Documentary"