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Mike Mulholland (Canadian b. 1978) is a lighting designer and lighting artist based in Toronto, Canada. With over 15 years in the lighting industry, Mike’s roots began in theatre in the early 2000’s, working with both lighting and overall technical production, for both amateur and professional productions.

In 2010, he transitioned into the medium of film and television and with a brief stint attending film school Mike was able to gain entrance into I.A.T.S.E. 873 and in 2013 he was invited for membership into the lighting department.  Since then he has gone on to work on such notable projects as Ginny and Georgia, Man from Toronto, Venom: Let there be Carnage and the coming A24 feature Dream Scenario.

Expanding on his work in the arts, Mike’s creative work branched out to the exhibit and installations realms, creating projects for various brands and events and collaborating with companies such as Gore and TD Bank.

In 2015, Mike created Mike Lites Lighting and Design, a lighting design brand highlighting his works in motion pictures, exhibits and installation lighting design. Collaborations include Netflix, Hulu, Disney, A24 and OWN, along with partnerships with GORE and TD bank.

In 2023 Mike has expanded his work into lighting for animation, specializing in lighting for character, environments and compositing.

Mike is a member of the International Cinematic Lighting Society and an associate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers. He holds a professional designation as a Certified Lighting Controls Professional with the International Association of Lighting Management.  Mike is also a 10 year member of IATSE 873 (motion picture technicians) lighting department.

Selected works

Umbrella Academy (season 4) (television) (2nd unit) Lighting Programming.  Netflix. 2023

The Boys (season 4) (television) (2nd unit) Lighting Programming. Amazon.  2023

Dream Scenario (feature film) Lighting Programming. A24.  2022

You’re so not invited to my bat mitzvah (feature film) Lighting Programming. Netflix/Happy Madison.  2022

GDT Presents: Cabinet of Curiosities (intros and promos) (Limited Series) Lighting Programming. Netflix.  2022

Ginny and Georgia (season 2) (television) Lighting Programming. Netflix. 2022

Kings of Napa (season 1) (television) Lighting Programming. Netflix.  2021

Man From Toronto (feature film) Lighting Programming.  Netflix/Sony. 2020

Venom: Let there be Carnage (feature) Lighting Programming.  Sony. 2020

Lullaby (feature film) Lighting Programming.  Alcon. 2020

Ginny and Georgia (season 1) (television). Netflix. 2019

Mrs. America (limited series) Lighting Programming. Hulu/FX. 2019

Designated Survivor (season 3) (television) Lighting Programming. Netflix.  2018

Shadowhunter’s (season 2, 3A/B) (television) Lighting Programming. Netflix. 2017/16

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let Do the Time Warp Again (MOW) Lighting Programming. Disney. 2016

Suits (season 5) (television) Lighting Programming (rigging). CBS. 2015

Beauty and the Beast (season 3) (television) Lighting Programming. CW Network. 2014