Born at the height of the the 1967 Summer of Love, Mike Magidson
grew up in a family of musicians and performers outside of San Francisco. After earning a degree in political science and international relations from the University of California, Magidson set off to Los Angeles, where he began to dream of a career as a filmmaker. In 1992 he moved to Paris, where he gained experience editing for such reputable directors as Antoine de Maximy, Gilles Santantonio, Pan Nalin and Jean-Michel Carré. In 1998 he borrowed a friend's camera and made his first award-winning documentary, Kanada
. Since then, he has written and directed over 30 films, including his first narrative feature, Inuk
, winner of more than 25 international awards.