Perspective Interview

Sat down with filmmaker Mike Crocker to recap 2021.

USC TV Commercial

Role: Director

So quick story…I moved to LA in 2019 to go to USC’s Film School…well I actually never went to film school so two years later I directed a commercial for the entire university.

Why Not?

Role: Director/Writer

Description: Wrote and directed Jordan Brand’s first ever short film for Russell Westbrooks’s Why Not? Campaign. I can’t show the world the film yet..I’m trying to make it a TV Series lol. You can peep the trailer on my IG (here) In the meantime we got some pretty cool billboards across from Staples Center and Madison Square Garden.

Press: Variety

Top Class The Life And Times Of The Sierra Canyon Trailblazers Season 2

Role: Director

Ran it back for Season 2…however things got a little more personal this time around.

Stream: Amazon Prime + IMDB TV

Press: The Source | The Athletic

Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers

Role: Director

Traveled around the country and made a pretty cool doc series about some superstar teenagers…and made a few Tik Toks as well.

Stream: Amazon Prime + IMDB TV

Press: Deadline.com  |  USA Today

Destroy Doubt

Role: Creative Director, Co-Director
Client: US Nike Football

Went on tour with Antonio Brown this summer, as he inspired kids to fight those crazy ass doubts in their head.

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Through Your Eyes

Role: Director, Art Director

After finding out my good friend Osiel Mendoza was diagnosed with ALS I wanted to dedicate this film to him. The search for normality found in struggle, family + community. Two stories are told in hopes of reaching equality. Not only in opportunity, but life.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Role: Creative Producer

Numb in America

Role: Director, Creative Director, Art Director,Writer, Actor

71 miles away from my college campus 10 souls were taken from this earth due to a campus shooting at Umpqua community college. As I watched on CNN that night I thought about how the kids who were not victims, but friends of those victims would be effected. What was their story?

Press: Won a College Emmy at the 2016 College Emmy Awards. Over 700 shares on Facebook on the first day of this short film’s release attracted the attention of NBC affiliate KMTR, which broadcasted the story and accompanying interviews during primetime. Anti-gun organizations States United and Mom’s Demand Action shared the video, along with Rapper MC Hammer.

Football Is Houston: Yates Vs Wheatley

Client: Nike Football

Role: Co-Director, Art Director

Football is Houston. For the Yates and Wheatley High School football teams, it’s about playing for the pride of their city.