Mike Portoghese’ award-winning work in music video, commercial and film are well known and highly regarded amongst recording artists and industry elites alike.
His work as an FX Artist combined with his rhythmic editing shaped his directing style.
Portoghese’ unique ability to envision and create unimagined worlds that capture the artists and their music has made him one of the most sought after Canadian music video directors today.
Some artists he's directed video for include The Sam Roberts Band, PS I LOVE YOU, The Darcys, Danny Fernandes, Belly, Beenie Man, JDiggz, Trish, Kreesha Turner, Delerium, Snow, etc. In 2011 Portoghese took home an MMVA for the music video ‘Automatic’ (Danny Fernandes f. Belly) it was also ranked by Much Music as the #44th best music video of the decade. His VFX credits in feature films include Resident Evil, The Last Exorcism 2, Fourty Two and Carrie (2013).