Mike Kushner is a filmmaker whose career has spanned nearly three decades. He has built a prolific and varied body of successful television, documentary and commercial work. In his multiple roles as a director, DP, or producer, Kushner has consistently delivered innovative, award-winning images. Kushner’s work includes a wide range of backdrops and topics, but most notable is his work in the Golf industry. Kushner worked as a camera assistant on the famous Arnold Palmer, Pennzoil campaign early in his career and never left the Golf business. After a short tenure as The Golf Channel’s, director of photography, Kushner left and expanded his own company in order to have more conceptual and creative control on his projects. Kushner directed photography for the specialty unit on twenty five seasons of the wildly successful “Big Break” franchise including the show open segment as well as various Network promos for the show. Kushner has also been Emmy nominated for his work on the CBS documentary, “Bobby, Jack, and Tiger”. The show compares three great champion golfers from three distinct historical eras. Mr. Kushner has revitalized the otherwise tired, sports feature genre by conceptualizing and lensing 4K, HD and film spots that come to life with specialty photography and in-camera effects. Kushner has recently shot spots for The PGA Tour, NBC, CBS, Universal and Walt Disney World.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1986-1990
Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Motion Picture and Television Production Minor in Print Photography through the Journalism School

Universidad de Valencia – Valencia, Spain 1989
Credited through The University of Virgina – study in Advertising and Film

Main Photographic Workshops – AC workshop- Professor: Doug Hart 1992