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 FIRST ROUND DOWN from The Butler Brothers stars Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black, Midnight Texas) and screened at the Berlinale. FRD was produced in association with Telefilm Canada and will be released in March 2017 theatrically in Canada.
Michael’s many film credits include Bruno Marino’s ANYTHING GOES for Entertainment One and the critically acclaimed, multiple award winning films HEIR and FAMILIAR for Richard Powell, which both screened at prestigious genre film festivals around the world including Toronto After Dark, Fantasia, Boston Underground, Fantaspoa, Morbido and A Night of Horror. His affinity for genre projects also led to official selections at Shriekfest 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 Dear Rouge (Universal), Buck 65 (Warner), Tegan and Sarah (Universal), and Alice in Chains (Capitol), The Afters (Columbia), as well as D-Sisive (URBNet).