Director, Cinematographer & Editor
V O L K S W A G E N - B O R N C O N F I D E N T
A TV, internet, and cinema spot for Volkswagen featuring beautiful supermodel Winnie Harlow and the new VW T-Roc. The 22-year-old suffers from a rare skin condition that causes depigmented patches on her skin. As a child, she was repeatedly bullied due to her condition but now she is a model celebrated throughout the world. Shot on location in Lisbon, Portugal.
S O A P B O X | I S L I N G T O N
A short film Mike Beech shot, edited, colour-graded, and sound designed for SoapBox in Islington and Director of OVM Productions Tyrone Satchwell. SoapBox is a youth centre using digital technology to focus on positive mental health, community cohesion, and employment.
R E V I V A L R U G S | I N D I A
Inspired by the rugs of nomadic tribes, who, limited by the size of their loom, would weave long narrow panels and join them together, this panel kilim collection is spun from a custom blend of the softest, strongest materials — a mix of Sardinian, New Zealand, and Afghan wool. Shot on location in Northern India, the film tracks the creation of these beautiful and unique rugs from the craftsman's hands to your home. A journey that begins with a generations-old weaving house in rural Uttar Pradesh that passionately obsess over every detail of these stunning hand-spun pieces. Sound design by Ben Hensor Music by Max LL
P O I D O N G V I L L A G E - D O C U M E N T A R Y F I L M
A short documentary looking at the small collection of makeshift houses and shacks in Seoul, South Korea known as Poidong. The neighbourhood is next to one of the most affluent and well-known districts in the city, Gangnam, and Poidong residents having been battling the government in recent years to avoid being evicted from the now highly valuable land, which the government wishes to redevelop.
E R L E N D Ø Y E - G A R O T A M U S I C V I D E O
The official music video for "Garota" from the 2014 Erlend Øye solo album "Legao" available on Bubbles Records. The video was shot entirely on location in Seoul, South Korea and stars Korean actress Hana Lee. It has been viewed over one million times on YouTube.
M A G P I E B R E W E R Y & T H E B E A S T R O
The Godori Dinner series is a collaborative dining event that features five Magpie beers paired with 5 dishes created by the hosting restaurant.
S H A N G H A I F O R E V E R
An award-winning short film shot, edited, and colour-graded by Mike Beech about the vibrant city of Shanghai. The film was directed by JT Singh and produced by the Shanghai Board of Tourism. The film won the much sort-after Vimeo Staff Pick Award upon its release.
I I S E N A T U R A L D Y E C O L L E C T I O N
The process of creating the fabrics for IISE's natural dye collection of bags is documented here in this short promo for the Seoul-based brand. IISE combine traditional fabric dying techniques with elements of modern design to produce their unique collection of bags.
P U M A - F O R E V E R F A S T E R FT. A B D U L L A H J U M A H
One of five commercials shot in Dubai for the sports brand PUMA. Saudi traveler and author Abdullah Al Jumah joins the force to train for adventure harder, stronger and fiercer. Shot on location in Dubai, UAE.
M E L T W A T E R - S O U T H A F R I C A
An online commercial shot for Meltwater South Africa. Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside. More than 26,000 companies use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition. With over 60 offices on six continents, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise.
A U R A G I N G I N S E N G
Auragin is a premium-quality, natural Korean red ginseng supplement. It is grown in Korea for 6 years before harvesting and contains no fillers, additives, or preservatives - each tablet is 100% ginseng. Auragin is not an extract - they use the whole root and as a result it is ridiculously high in its ginsenoside content.
S O U L O F S H A R J A H
A short film capturing a small glimpse of the beauty Sharjah has to offer. Traveling all over the Emirate we experienced ancient tradition, epic landscapes, vibrant communities, mouth-watering cuisine, holy sites, stunning nature, flourishing wildlife and gentle souls. This film received the much-coveted Vimeo Staff Pick Award upon its release.
I I S E F / W C O L L E C T I O N ‘0 0 1’
A fall/winter video lookbook showcasing IISE's new line of designer streetwear. The brand has drawn on elements of traditional Korean culture and combined these with more modern elements to create a unique and beautiful collection of clothing. Shot on location in Seoul, South Korea.
B A S T O N G C L O T H I N G
A commercial shot for Bastong's new line of high-quality handcrafted ties. The video tracks the process of production from conception through to the final product. The full collection of their products can be seen at bastong.co.kr.
R E V I V A L R U G S | T U R K E Y
Revival Rugs works hand-in-hand with master craftsmen to source one-of-a-kind vintage rugs. We traveled to remote regions of Turkey to capture the process of transformation that these rugs undergo. The beauty of the local people and culture is reflected in the stunning craftsmanship that goes into creating and restoring these unique works of art.
P U M A - F O R E V E R F A S T E R F T . S H E R I F F A Y E D
A commercial for the clothing brand PUMA featuring Egyptian sports personality Sherif Fayed. This video is one of five commercials for PUMA that Mike Beech co-directed and shot with long-time collaborator Mark Waters over four days in Dubai in Autumn of 2015.
2 0 1 5 M I K E B E E C H S H O W R E E L
A collection of some excerpts from Mike Beech's film work as a director and cinematographer up to 2015. The shots selected for this compilation video are taken from a range of work in television and online projects and include footage from video shoots all over the world. The music track was also composed by Mike Beech.
L U L U L E M O N - L E E E O N J E O N G
A video as part of a larger series for Lululemon featuring model and actress, Lee Eonjeong. The film looks at her attitude to life and how she finds the balance to be truly in the moment.
L U L U L E M O N - C H E F Y O O
A commercial for Lululemon featuring Chef and owner of Brutus, Yoo Sungnam, who through fitness, work and relationships finds happiness in everyday moments.
S A L T A N D B U T T E R
A commercial about a Seoul-based burger restaurant that smokes it's own bacon to create the highest quality burgers. The family-run establishment is one of the best reviewed burger restaurants in South Korea and has been praised for its focus on quality ingredients and innovation.
L U L U L E M O N - S H I N J I H U E
A video as part of a larger series for Lululemon featuring Tour de France cyclist Shin Jihue. Through his lifestyle and approach to cycling he has chosen to create his own path in life. Shot on location in Seoul, South Korea.
I I S E F / W C O L L E C T I O N
A commercial for IISE’s capsule collection of leather wallets and accessories. The product’s design are inspired by traditional Korean doors, windows and architecture. Shot on locations in Seoul, South Korea.