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Cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson was born in Toronto to Finnish parents. After graduating with distinction from the Faculty of Media, Information and Technoculture at Western University, and the Detroit Film Center, his work has moved theatrical audiences, festival goers and television viewers around the world.

Michael’s latest feature film project, the action adventure SUPERGRID from director Lowell Dean (13 Eerie) won the award for Best Cinematography (BITS 2018) and was nominated for Best Technical Achievement (SIFA Awards). SUPERGRID was released theatrically in Canada and on streaming services in North America.

Michael’s feature film credits include the action comedy FIRST ROUND DOWN from The Butler Brothers starring Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black, Midnight Texas) produced in association with Telefilm Canada and released theatrically in Canada. Michael also shot the critically acclaimed, multiple award winning films HEIR and FAMILIAR for director Richard Powell, which both screened at prestigious genre film festivals around the world including Fantasia, Toronto After Dark, Boston Underground, Fantaspoa, Morbido and A Night of Horror. His affinity for genre projects also led to official selections at Shriekfest LA and Sitges, in addition to 2nd unit work on THE VOID, ANOTHER WOLFCOP and MAN SEEKING WOMAN season 2.

In the music video genre, Michael has shot videos for major label artists Alice in Chains (Capitol), Tegan and Sarah (Universal), Dear Rouge (Universal), Buck 65 (Warner), and The Afters (Columbia), as well as D-Sisive (URBNet).

Michael is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild IATSE 667 and currently sits on the President’s Committee of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.