This is The Elements of Producing where I distill important concepts (about life, self-discovery, and filmmaking)— quickly and succinctly. Earning you, time back to enjoy the silence.

Hi, I’m Mike Rekola

I'm an executive producer of feature films, tv, and other projects. I am also a consulting producer for various endeavors ranging from global brands, non-profits, national startups, and more. “A rising tide lifts all ships,” is a common phrase I repeat.

My work has been featured in places like ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and hundreds more. Click here to learn more about me and my work.

I split my time between Washington, DC, and our 5th generation family farm in Connecticut, with my wife Kaitlin, our daughter Emmi, son Wyatt, and undomesticated yet devoted canine of twelve years— Monty. I support Premier League side, Manchester United.

In addition to writing, I am a regular guest on podcasts. Click here to learn more and submit a speaking request.

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A proven Executive Producer who writes about filmmaking, self-discovery, music, & Manchester United. Husband • Father • Stokelord. (he/him)