Born and raised in Petersburg, Virginia, Mike Brown gained an interest in the arts at a young age watching his father organize the local talent shows and his mother film community events. He later attended Howard University and NYU’s Graduate Film School where he studied under celebrated filmmaker Spike Lee.
He has directed a several music videos and short films including, A RIOT IN THE DARK, Best Short at the Harlem International Film Festival, and the recently filmed #THEFEELINGYOUGET, starring Julito McCullum (The Wire). Michael has received support from the Sundance Institute, Jerome Foundation, and Tribeca Film Institute for his work.
For the past 3 years, Michael has also been working as the personal videographer to Sean “Diddy” Combs’ where he helped shoot Combs’ fashion documentary, IF I WERE KING.