Mike Huber

Director based in Zurich.
Represented by Beate Schuster

worldwide excluding Switzerland.

After completing his film studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the early 1990s Mike Huber launched his career working on international feature film productions helmed by Michael Haneke, Raul Ruiz and Miklos Jancso.


Mike Huber made his directorial debut with ‘AKA Birdseye’ (2001) starring Fred Ward and Stefan Kurt, which tells the saga of an obsessive Colorado sheriff and his teenage son, who risk it all when their twisted reconstruction of a mysterious kidnapping case escalates into a hunt for a mythical Swiss criminal. Mixing elements of reality tv and tabloid journalism the genre-breaking drama premiered on the Piazza Grande at the Locarno Film Festival in 2001 to widespread critical appreciation. His next feature films ‘Liebe und Wahn’ (2007) and ‘Heldin der Lüfte’ (2008) were Made-For-Television Movies produced for SRG (Swiss Broadcasting Corporation).

Turning his lens to the world of advertising over ten years ago, Mike began directing content across TV commercials, branded short films and video games putting animation and VFX-driven films at the center of his career. Despite working in animation and CGI, Mike is adamant that great storytelling and good design sensibilities are a quintessential part of making successful commercials. Mike applies to what he has learned from animation and design, to every project he tackles, pushing stories beyond their traditional limits into new mediums. Whether he’s directing an international shoot with large numbers of talent or animating a WWF advert about Biodiversity, Mike’s cinematic vision always translates into beautiful film or whimsically designed animation.

Mike is co-founder of award-winning animation studio boutiq. Together with his wife Vera and their two sons Jack and Jim, Mike calls Zurich home.