Mike De Caro is an Italian filmmaker based in New York City. His goal is to make films that combine entertainment and artistic vision
A graduate from Columbia University, he received his MFA in Film in 2012. In 2011 he produced the event “Forman/Hausman – An evening with director Milos Forman and producer Michael Hausman”, held at the Miller Theatre in New York.
He is the producer of many award winning short films, including Shale (Official Selection at Slamdance ‘13 and SXSW ‘13) and Reza Hassani Goes To The Mall (Official Selection at Austin ‘13 and Telluride ‘13). For his excellence in producing, in 2011 Mike won the HBO Films Young Producers Award.
As a director, Mike made the horror/heist Starving, which screened at more than a dozen international festivals, winning the award for Best Short Film at the 22nd Arcipelago - International Festival of Short Films and New Images, Rome 2014. Mike’s short doc By Jamal Joseph, about the inspirational life of former black panther leader and then Oscar nominee filmmaker Jamal Joseph, premiered at the 19th Urbanworld Film Festival in New York and won as Best Short Doc at the 11th Harlem International Film Festival in 2016.
Since 2015 Mike collaborates with the non-profit cultural institute New Heritage Theatre Group for the development of Harlem’s black and Latino community through the arts.