Mike Finch

Professional Film/Commercial Director, Art Director, Writer; Creative Thinker.

The term Magicpantz refers to the ingredient every creative endeavor needs - magic. Making suspension of disbelief the most powerful tool in almost all of visual communication. I believe in the magic of filmmaking and will follow the artform my entire life.

I'm an extremely hardworking storyteller who is always looking for the best ideas possible to keep the work fresh and the quality high.

Iā€™m currently an Art Director and Senior Video Director/Producer with Schawk (SGK) in Chicago. I was brought in to help build and lead an internal video production team to oversee the creation of video content for brands like Peapod, ConAgra, Amway, Kelloggs, Under Armour, RX BAR and more. I collaborate with creative directors and project managers to concept, produce, direct, edit and finalize video projects as well as Art Direct photo shoots.

I received a B.A. at Columbia College Chicago which lead me to finding my natural talent for filmmaking. Then with my work I gained a voice by translating my theories and ideals through my ideas and stories.

My mission in life is simple - create engaging and compelling films/videos of excellent quality that entertain and fill audiences across the globe with a sense of wonder and movie magic.

Director Statement
As a video producer/director/editor with 10+ years experience in the industry, I craft only excellent ideas and know how to executive them on time and within budget. I'm very passionate about true storytelling as it is my life's passion.