Mike Le Han
|Mike Le Han|
Le Han on set 2009.
|Born||Mike Le Han|
|Occupation||Film director, Screenwriter, Visual Effects Artist|
|Years active||1997 – present|
Mike Le Han is a multi award-winning, two time Royal Television Society nominated writer/director and Creative Director with a background in post production and visual effects who resides in Los Angeles, California.
Le Han has directed many OB, drama and docudrama productions between 1997 and 2009. His work was nominated for two RTS Awards in 2009 when he directed The Great Train Robbery and Crimes That Shook Britain for Manchester-based production company Title Role. Le Han has also directed several high-profile commercials for varying car manufactures.
In 2010 Le Han co-wrote with wife Helen Le Han Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room and completed filming in May of the same year. The trailer for the film won Best Trailer for an un-produced movie at the International Movie Trailer Festival in Los Angeles. The finished short with crime-novelist Martina Cole functioning as executive producer premiered March 2011 to an invite-only audience at BAFTA in London and is being reworked into a feature.
In August 2011 Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room won Best Short Film by unanimous vote at the prestigious HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. In the same month at the request of Disney Animation Studios, he screened the film to executives and creatives at their Burbank facilities. In December 2011 it won Best Short Fiction Film at the Olypmia International Film Festival in Greece.
On Halloween Le Han released online a trailer to accompany a pitch to reboot the Hellraiser franchise. The video went viral.
|2009||Royal Television Society||The Great Train Robbery||RTS||Nominated|
|2009||Royal Television Society||Crimes That Shook Britain||RTS||Nominated|
|2010||International Movie Trailer Festival||Trailer for Mrs Peppercorn||Best trailer for an un-produced movie||Winner|
|2011||HollyShorts Film Festival||Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room||Best short film||Winner|
|2011||Olympia International Film Festival – Greece||Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room||Best Short Fiction Film – Children's Jury Award||Winner|
|1997||Life – Short Film||Completed||Film Festivals|
|1999||Depart – Short Film||Completed||Film Festivals|
|2002||Beyond the Blade||Completed||ITV|
|2003||Cook's Last Voyage||Completed||ITV|
|2003||Beyond The Moors Murders||Completed||ITV|
|2007||Fast Bikes Magazine DVD||Completed||DVD|
|2008||Shipman||Completed||The History Channel|
|2008||Stephanie Slater||Completed||The History Channel|
|2008||The Russell Murders||Completed||The History Channel|
|2008||Beverley Allitt||Completed||The History Channel|
|2008||Sarah Payne||Completed||The History Channel|
|2009||The Great Train Robbery||Completed||The History Channel|
|2009||The Brinks Mat Heist||Completed||The History Channel|
|2009||Security Express Heist||Completed||The History Channel|
|2009||Millennium Dome Diamond Heist||Completed||The History Channel|
|2009||Tunbridge Securitas Heist||Completed||The History Channel|
|2010||Britain's Biggest Heists||Completed||Crime & Investigation Network|
|2011||Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room||Completed||Worldwide film festivals|
|2013||Hellraiser: Origins||Completed||Pitch to reboot the franchise|
Second Unit Director
|2008||Martina Cole's 'Lady Killers'||Completed||ITV 3|
|2001||Expedition Global Eagle|
|2002||Beyond The Blade|
|2003||Cook's Last Voyage|
|2003||Beyond The Moors Murders|
|2002||Beyond the Blade||TV|
|2003||Cook's Last Voyage||TV|
|2003||Beyond The Moors Murders||TV|
|2005||Case of the Green Wallpaper||TV|
|2007||Best Day's||Short Film|
|2008||Black Shallow Creek||Short Film|
|2011||Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room||Short Film|
|2012||The Peppercorn Chronicles||Feature Trilogy|
|2013||The Surge||Feature Film|
- "'Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room to be shot in Marple Bridge'". How-Do-Media. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- "'Exclusive Interview: Mike Le Han'". Napiers News. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
- "'Beautiful first trailer – Mike Le Han". Quiet Earth. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
- "'Awesome Trailer for Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room'". Sight on Sound. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
- "'Mike Le Han – director of Mrs. Peppercorn". Atypical Tales. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- "'Short Film Review: Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room by Mike Le Han". Screen/Read. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
- Clarke, Steve (16 April 2011). "'Peppercorn' short film picks up steam". Variety. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
- "Mrs Peppercorn: From short to feature". screen/read. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
- Variety http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118035497?refCatId=13. Missing or empty
- "Peppercorn wins Best Short Film". HollyShorts. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- "HollyShorts Winner: Downtempo Fairy Tale Takes Top Prize". IndieWire. Retrieved 19 August 2011.