Biography

Director George Mihalka is known for the ease with which he moves from drama to comedy in theatrical features and television, both in English and French. George’s films, television movies, and miniseries have been honoured with over 50 nominations and awards in Canada, the United States, and around the world.

 

George is currently wrapping post production on 24 HOUR RENTAL (SUPERCHANNEL) a dark gangster comedy. George developed, co-wrote the bible and the 13 part story arc. He was also Showrunner, Director of all 13 episodes, and Executive Producer for REEL ONE ENTERTAINMENT. Forget about gallows humour, this is black comedy 2 weeks after the execution.

 

His long-form television credits include the Gemini Award winning Dr. LUCILLE (CTV), starring Louis Gossett Jr. and Marina Orsini, and STICKS AND STONES (CTV), starring David Sutcliffe. Winner of the Shaw Rocket Prize for Best Canadian Youth and Family Film, Sticks and Stones also won Best Foreign Feature Drama at the Los Angeles International Family Film Festival and earned Gemini and Canadian Film and Television Production Association Indie Award nominations for Direction and Best Film. RACE TO MARS, a four-hour miniseries about the first manned flight to Mars, had the highest ever ratings for a specialty channel (DISCOVERY) in Canada and in France (ARTE).

 

Television series credits include multiple episodes of the award winning dramas DaVINCI’S INQUEST and JOZI-H (CBC). Most recently, George directed episodes of LOST GIRL (SHOWCASE), TRANSPORTER (HBO/M6/RTL), THE FIRM (NBC), and KING (Global). His sci-fi/action television work can be seen in CHARLIE JADE for CHUM/SCI-FI and GALIDOR for FOX/DISNEY. His television comedy credits include UNDRESSED for MTV, produced by Roland Joffe.

 

George directed the pilot of the comedy series WISH YOU WERE HERE (CBS), in Hungary, following up with multiple episodes shot across Europe. He also directed the first five episodes of THE STREET for (MCA/UNIVERSAL) starring Stanley Tucci.

 

George’s latest indie comedy feature, FAITH FRAUD AND MINIMUM WAGE—starring Martha MacIsaac, Callum Keith Rennie, and Ricky Mabe and distributed by E-One—received its first screening at the Atlantic Film Festival in 2010, opening with a glowing reception followed by a special invitation from the Shanghai International Film Festival. His other feature credits include the French language comedies La FLORIDA (Golden Reel award) L’HOMME IDEAL, and Les BOYS IV—all top box office successes in Canada. His international features include the cult horror classic MY BLOODY VALENTINE, and BULLET TO BEIJING, starring Michael Caine and Michael Gambon.

 

George has also worked as Director/Showrunner on the multiple award winning French language television dramas SCOOP (19 episodes), and OMERTA: The Last Man of Honour, (13 episodes) and the six-hour Orwellian miniseries thriller HAUTE SURVEILLANCE, all for (Radio Canada/CBC)



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