Mike Utt - Filmmaker

If we can share opinions with confidence and without arrogance, we can respect the differences. - Mike Utt

Filmmaking Photography


My early business career involved working in an office in downtown Minneapolis as a Marketing Services Coordinator for a small group of Product Development Managers. In my second year in this position we added over 300 new products to one of our product lines. The majority of these products were produced in Hong Kong, required an 8 month lead time and were sold at the Big Box retailers. This position gave me a better understanding of what it's like to drink from a firehose.

Moving from the Marketing position into a sales position was a welcome relief.  I am a creative person at heart and always will be, but the new sales job helped me grow into who I am today. The state of Minnesota was my territory for what at the time was a 30 year old NASA spin off company. My region had over 100 existing clients and during my nearly three years with the company I added over 50 new clients. I was terminated from that sales job with about the same number of clients I had started with. It was during the economic crash when the first dot com bubble burst and the company I represented was having a difficult time with renewals. The most positive thing that came out of the sales position for me is that it took a weakness I had, giving presentations in front of large groups, and turned it into a strength.

After seven years doing standup, working as a background artist on the Jackie Robinson film "42", as an extra and featured extra on the TV show "Nashville", I've now made a few documentaries filmmaker

Michael Utt - Full Throttle - Photo - Steamboat Powder Cats
Michael Utt - In Deep - Photo - Steamboat Powder Cats
The Comedy Store - Los Angeles, CA - Photo 1
House of Comedy - Bloomington, MN
Cambridge, MN
The Comedy Store - Los Angeles, CA - Photo 2
Michael Utt - Houston Marathon 2007 Finish
Grandmas Marathon 2006