Speaker Mike Bickerton

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Mike Bickerton

Freelance Director, Creative Producer and Writer

As one of Canada’s top reality television creatives, Mike is a people-watcher first and foremost, who loves telling compelling Canadian stories. From record-breaking reality formats like The Amazing Race Canada for CTV to global breakout hit Blown Away for NETFLIX, which has been praised by Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Esquire, Mike’s reputation as a skilled director, writer, and producer has propelled his career with top production companies seeking him out to work on their biggest titles.

He is a 11-time Canadian Screen Award (CSA) winner, receiving five trophies for Best Reality/Competition Program or Series and five Golden Screen Awards for The Amazing Race Canada

His international format credits are an enviable list, which include: The Amazing Race Canada, Th Real Housewives of Toronto, The Real Housewives of Vancouver, Masterchef Canada, Canadian Idol, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Top Chef Canada, Canada's Next Top Model, Asian Idol, and The Bachelor Canada. In addition to Blown Away, Mike has also worked on original formats, Fire Masters, Game of Homes, Battle of the Blades, Canada Sings!, Village on a Diet, CHild Star, Keasha's Perfect Dress, andStar Racer.

Speaking on: Master Class: Canada's Drag Race

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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