Born and raised in the wine country of Southern Ontario, filmmaker Mike Enns kickstarted his career by taking a giant leap of faith when he bought his first Mac, a Sony Handycam and a copy of Final Cut Pro in 2003. He was an early adopter at the cusp of an unprecedented movement in the world of digital film technology.
At the outset, his hard work paid off in opportunities beyond paychecks as he “learned by doing” at Southridge - a large multi-site church in Niagara.
Also a talented musician, Mike is passionate about producing live film recordings of musical artists performing on stage or in studio. Maná, Abraham Laboriel, The Mark Lalama Trio, Alexisonfire, City and Colour, LMT Connection and Newworldson have all benefitted from his approach. Mike has a dream of one day creating the original musical score for one of his own films.
In addition to his work with musicians, he has produced films for various corporations including YMCA Canada, Wellspring Niagara, the Niagara Health System, the Ontario Public School Board, Twenty Valley Tourism and TD Bank. He recently completed his first full length documentary ‘Restrung’ about the creative journey of Wyn Guitars founder Randall Fullmer.
Mike has an intuitive style that allows the story to reveal it’s true essence.
Embracing the discovery process and allowing himself space to get to the heart of the matter, he enjoys the imperfections and surprises of each project that he chooses to document.
Inspired by the concept of a “Singular Artistic Vision” he often flies solo at his own pace. Turning over rocks, taking his time and following his heart, he searches out work with connection and honesty that resonates with his soul. A storyteller to the core, he continues to build stories which he can empathize with and, most of all, find joy and purpose as he shares soul- warming narratives on behalf of his clients.
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Enns Visuals is based in Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada and available worldwide.