The word Magicpantz refers to the idea that a film - or any form of entertainment/media across the myriad of platforms - needs one main ingredient to thrive: a little magic for an audience to believe.

Mike Finch began a life of storytelling in the rock clubs of Chicago where he took to the stage with fringe comedy and wild yet meaningful rock bands to the delight of audiences in Chicago and on tour. People liked what Finch was making and most importantly noticed that all of Mike's projects had the same thing in common - the characters involved always had a backstory for the audience to invest in.

After years of rocking-out the natural progression was to tell stories through still images, paintings and later, with much love, in motion pictures. Eventually his short films caught the attention of fans and festivals alike (Telluride, Sundance, Chicago Underground) and has landed him successfully in the Advetising world as an Art Director -- directing videos & photo shoots and designs.

Finch continues to produce ideas with the same enthusiasm and passion for telling fulfilling stories so
the audience believes.