Mihkel Harilaid

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Mihkel Harilaid
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Born 1966 (age 50–51)
Ontario, Canada
Occupation CEO and Executive Producer of Black Walk
Years active 1992–present

Mihkel Harilaid, also known as Mike Harilaid, is the CEO and Executive Producer of Black Walk, a Canadian feature film and television production company.[1]

Career[edit]

Harilaid began his career in real estate development and management and in 1992 founded Black Walk Corporation, a Canadian film and television production company, with David Fowler and Stephen Scott. He became and remains the CEO and Executive Producer for the company.

Starting his production career in music videos, Harilaid produced over 500 clips. Harilaid and Black Walk worked with Alanis Morissette, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Shaggy. [2]

Harilaid decided to shift the focus of Black Walk to feature films. In 2002 he released his second feature film Ham and Cheese. This was followed with Phil the Alien, premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival. Harilaid executive produced Two Hands to Mouth, his second feature with Director Michael DeCarlo, which premiered at the Madrid International Film Festival. [3]

Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds, a continuation of the Dark Rising franchise, was aired on SuperChannel in the summer of 2014. Written by Harilaid and Andrew Cymek, the project was produced by Craig Fleming and stars Brigitte Kingsley and Jacob Blair.

In recent years, Mihkel has expanded Black Walk’s production slate to include lifestyle television. This includes a destination fishing series, “Hookin’ Up with Nick and Mariko,” and “Reflections,” a long-standing Christian television series.

Credits[edit]

Harilaid 's producer credits include:[4]

Personal life[edit]

Harilaid's surname is derived from his family's ancestral home in Harilaid, Estonia.

Harilaid started his education at Trinity College School, where he graduated in 1985. Currently he is a chairman of the TCS Alumni Association. He then went to Trinity College at the University of Toronto where he received a BA in History in 1989. He later became a Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management[7] and his FPI and CRF from the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC).[8]

See also[edit]

Black Walk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Walk Corporation". Black Walk Films. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Magazine". Billboard Magazine. 
  3. ^ "Mihkel Harilaid IMDB". IMDB. 
  4. ^ "Mihkel Harilaid Filmography". ReelzChannel. 
  5. ^ "Reflections Website". DayStar Network. 
  6. ^ "Phil the Alien - Pro Notes" (PDF). Lions Gate Entertainment. 
  7. ^ "Mihkel Harilaid, CPM". Institute of Real Estate Management. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Find a Member". Real Estate Institute of Canada. 

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