Mike Shields has been a musician all of his life, studying classical piano at the age of five. Raised by two music teachers, there was never a shortage of knowledge and inspiration in his home. Mike started his professional career as a singer/songwriter, and has had two albums with songs on the Canadian charts. He fell in love with film and television while shooting his music videos with his aspiring filmmaking friends. As their careers grew, so did Mike’s and he quickly became a highly sought after composer in the film and television industry.
To date, he has scored 24 feature films, 13 TV series, 18 documentaries and numerous shorts. Career highlights include John Fawcett’s world-wide cult favourite 'Ginger Snaps', and 'Lucky Girl' which was the first of six features for CTV. '100 Days in the Jungle' – a movie directed by Sturla Gunnarsson, earned him a Gemini Award, and Robert Cuffley’s Turning Paige garnered him a Genie nomination. Other feature highlights include, 'The Nutty Professor' starring Jerry Lewis and the Sundance cult smash 'Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil'.
Mike scored five seasons of the highly awarded dramatic series 'Blackstone'. His other television work includes the international series 'Final 24', the comedy 'Moose TV' for Showcase, 'Fixing Dinner' for the Food Channel, 'So Chic for Slice', CBC’s 'From The Hip' and David Suzuki’s 'World', 'Battle For Baghdad' and 'Battle for the Arctic' for CBC’s Doc Zone, 3 seasons of 'Oil Change' for Sportsnet/NHL, and award winning Myth Merchant Film’s 'Hunt for the Mad Trapper' for Discovery Channel. Mike recently scored the 1st season of the YTV animated series 'Chuck's Choice' and is currently scoring the 1st season of 'Polly Pocket' for DHX Media.