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Mike Rogers

Director / Director of Photography

Mike is a founder and director of Persistent Productions. Mike has broad international experience working as a director and cinematographer with numerous production companies including National Geographic Television, Discovery Networks, Dog Eat Dog Films, TLC, Beach house pictures and The Smithsonian Network.

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As an American raised in Asia, Mike has deep production and lived experience in the region. In addition to working with major broadcasters Mike has been the cinematographer on a number of independent films like Up the Mountain Down to River, a character led retrospective of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, HBO’s Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, Moxie Firecracker’s; Thank You Mr. President and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911. Mike is able to seamlessly pair his on-set and directorial experience with his ability to create beautiful images.