Award-Winning Filmmaker, Lecturer and Photojournalist Mike Shiley, has been to the most dangerous places in the world. He lived in and traveled through the Middle East, covered the war in Iraq, the tsunami in SE Asia and the war in Kosovo. His reports from the frontlines have aired on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, and…
Award-Winning Filmmaker, Lecturer and Photojournalist Mike Shiley, has been to the most dangerous places in the world. He lived in and traveled through the Middle East, covered the war in Iraq, the tsunami in SE Asia and the war in Kosovo.
His reports from the frontlines have aired on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, and three ABC affiliate stations. Shiley has also worked with various humanitarian aid organizations, Internet news sites, and special interest groups.
Shiley documents his two-month journey across Iraq — an unescorted journey undertaken with frequent flier miles, a fake press pass, and a rented bulletproof vest. His interviews with Iraqi soldiers, the U.S. Army’s 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and the Iraqi people give a realistic glimpse of everyday life in war-torn Iraq. Shiley’s documentary, a non-politicized picture of Iraq from the point of view of an average American, won the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Documentary Award in November 2006.
Mike has produced five feature length documentary films profiling the struggles, the small victories and simple stories of the people of third world countries. His film, Inside Iraq, was selected to screen at 14 film festivals and has won BEST DOCUMENTARY three times.
Dark Water Rising has been selected as a permanent part of the Hurricane Katrina exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.
An avid world traveler, Mike has visited 38 countries. Mike has trekked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and completed a 3,000-mile solo bicycle trip from British Columbia, Canada to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Mike is also an accomplished scuba diver and as a certified Dive master, he has guided over 250 dives in the Red Sea in Egypt.
Since 2002, Mike has spoken at universities, performing arts centers, and movie theaters over 400 times in 35 states across the United States.
Mike Shiley graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Marketing and has 15 years of top sales achievement in corporate America. Mike is single and lives in Portland, Oregon with his dog, Bear.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Mike Shiley
Show and Lead a Discussion on his 2006 Film, Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories
Solving Immigration Followed by an Audience Discussion on Immigration
Dave's Gone By Interview (2/26/06) -- MIKE SHILEY
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