Mike Slee

Mike Slee


in Windlesham, Surrey, UK


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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael John Slee BA (Hons)  (born 23 August 1959, Windlesham, Surrey) is a British television documentary producer/director, film-maker and writer. Slee studied Art & Design at Kingston University, and graduated with a first class honours degree from the London College of Printing in Photography, Film and TV. He first achieved industry recognition for directing James Burke, in the 1989 ACE Award-winning PBS documentary series After the Warming. This prescient series dealt with the issue of global warming, using virtual reality computer simulations. Slee then directed a 20-part TLC series with Burke, called Connections 2. By 1997 he was at the forefront of large screen IMAX film making, co-devising and directing Wildfire - Feel the Heat for the Discovery Channel, and The Legend of Loch Lomond for the Strathclyde European Partnership. In 2003 he co-wrote and directed BUGS 3D!, a $9 million IMAX 3D natural history drama, narrated by Judi Dench. The film was a semi-finalist at the 2004 Oscars, and was awarded the GSTA Lifelong Learning Honor in the same year. Slee directed the 2005 British television programme, The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend. In 2008 he directed the feature film Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins, which was narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. Based on the ubiquitous Animal Planet television series, the film was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mike Slee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia