Mike Boas has been making movies in Rochester, NY, since 1998. His background is in art and animation, but also works as live action editor and producer.
Through his company, Mad Dog Movies, he has produced 2D cartoon animation and motion graphics for Animatus Studio, END Films, Red Shirt Productions, Wood Entertainment, and many others. His animation work has appeared in features, short films, advertisements, DVD/Blu-ray featurettes, industrial films, and at trade shows and film festivals.
Feature credits include AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE, THAT GUY DICK MILLER (each SXSW premieres) and QUENTIN TARANTINO: THE FIRST EIGHT. He animated the intro to the Rondo Award winning MEDIEVAL TIMES: THE MAKING OF ARMY OF DARKNESS. He contributed hand-drawn animation for the feature BUBBLE GIRL and assisted on stop-motion effects work for JOHNNY GRUESOME and WIDOW'S POINT.
His short film H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE OTHER GODS has played in festivals on four continents. Boas designed and animated the Apex Award winning HELP MIKEY MAKE IT OUT, a fire safety game for kids, produced by Animatus Studio for the Prevention 1st nonprofit.
In the world of live action, Boas acted as editor and first assistant director on the experimental feature 3.14, which involved shooting in California's Death Valley. For the drama HERO OF THE UNDERWORLD, Boas was producer, co-editor, and first A.D.
Boas has taught students of all ages at Animatus Studio's Animation Workshop and at several Maker Faires around the Rochester area. Boas is on the executive board for the Rochester Association for Film Arts and Sciences and is co-runner of the Rochester Writers Workshop.