Boutique film house electriclimefilms welcomes performance and comedy-focused director Mike Oldershaw to its roster.
Based in Australia and New Zealand, Oldershaw’s background in Theatre and Film, as well as years of experience as a casting director.
Oldershaw has worked on several major campaigns for brands such as Nestle, Dominion Breweries, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Frito-Lay, Cadbury, Fisher & Paykel and AA Insurance.
Starting out as a runner, Oldershaw worked his way up into becoming one of New Zealand’s busiest casting directors before taking the leap into directing.
“I always wanted to act. I studied it at university, but when I got out I realised you spend a lot of time not working as an actor. I eventually got a job as a runner for a big production company and that set me on the path,” he said.
Drawing inspiration from films, videos and TV, he has been directing stories for various media platforms, from traditional thirty second TVC’s, to long format viral content, for about 13 years.
In speaking on the most challenging part of being a director, Oldershaw said: “The challenges that I like are the fact that every job is different. This is why I like working in commercials so much.”