Mike Cahill was born July 5, 1979 in New Haven, CT. Since a young age, Mike would experiment with filmmaking on Fisher Price and VHS camcorders. While studying Economics at Georgetown, he bought a Hi8 camera from a pawnshop and taught himself to edit on Adobe Premiere. Instead of pursing a career in Economics, Mike began working for National Geographic, first as an intern, but within a few months he became the youngest field producer, editor and cinematographer on the NG staff. After several years filming sharks, turtles and other sea life for the Crittercam series, Mike moved to Cuba for a year to make the award-winning documentary, Boxers and Ballerinas. He later migrated to Los Angeles where he worked on various docs—he edited Sundance 2006 films, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man and Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out; he also produced and directed several episodes of MTV’s Emmy Award winning series True Life. Additionally, Mike creates video art under the name Day Old Teeth, and he directed the Hand of God installation that showed in March 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
In December of 2009, Mike decided to make his first narrative feature film—Another Earth, which he directed, co-wrote, produced, shot and edited. The indie sci-fi drama was accepted to Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2011, where it won the Special Jury Award and the Sloan Prize, and was picked up by Fox Searchlight. Mike is developing several feature projects; among them is one on reincarnation and another about a fashion designer who lives at the bottom of the sea. Currently, Mike resides in Brooklyn, NY.