Michael Jenkins is a self-shooting, director, producer and writer of film and TV. He is extremely motivated to bring well-told and untold stories to as wide an audience as possible and believes passionately in the role of film as an engine for change and understanding. In 2015 he was the subject of a BBC Radio 4 documentary – ‘Michael and the mummers’ – following him as he makes one of his films. He was recently voted among the 100 most influential people in Bristol in the BME power list 2018. An award winning filmmaker he won Best Short film for ‘Check the Label’ at The Royal Television Society Awards 2018 and won two BBC Local Radio Gillard Awards for the Diversity and Community award categories. He launched the only black owned TV Production Company in the Southwest called Blak Wave in 2020 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england- bristol-50154597 He is part of the BAFTA/BFI Network Crew 2020 and currently in post production on a short film he has written and directed called Pickney, funded by the BFI.