Mike Ott studied under Thom Andersen at Cal Arts where he received his MFA degree in Film/Video and started out directing music videos for such bands as Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Blood Brothers and The Cave Singers. Mike’s second feature, LITTLEROCK, won numerous awards, including the Audience Award at the 2010 AFI Fest, a Gotham Award and in 2011 he won an Independent Spirit Award. His next feature, PEARBLOSSOM HWY, premiered at the 2012 AFI Fest in the US and at the prestigious Viennale in Austria. These two films, plus LAKE LOS ANGELES make up the Antelope Valley Trilogy. He currently teaches film directing at the University of Southern California.
Directed by Mike Ott • Documentary • With Cory Zacharia, Kevin Giller, Patrick Llaguno, Carolan J. Pinto, Neil Harley • 2017 • 83 minutes
CALIFORNIA DREAMS presents five unique individuals in pursuit of a big life dream. Through auditions set up in small towns across Southern California, the fil...
Lake Los Angeles
Directed by Mike Ott • Drama • With Corina Calderon, Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez • 2016 • 85 minutes
A middle-aged Cuban man and a ten-year-old Mexican girl bond over being away from home in the hopeless back-drop that is Lake Los Angeles.
Directed by Mike Ott • Drama • With Atsuko Okatsuka, Cory Zacharia, Rintaro Sawamoto, Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez • 2010 • 83 minutes
Vacationing Japanese siblings (Atsuko Okatsuka, Rintaro Sawamoto) become stranded in a California desert town, but soon warm up to life in the dusty burg.