Mike Day, raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, uses his upbringing as motivation to embody Black cinema.
Raised by Roosevelt and Wynola Day, and being the oldest of four, Mike has always appreciated the visual arts medium. From classics like John Singleton's Boys N Da Hood, Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, and his personal favorite, F. Gary Gary's Friday.
Day discovered his passion for film while focusing on Broadcast Journalism and African American studies at the University of Arkansas.
Day founded DAYVISION in 2015 and has since created short films, commercials for small businesses, multiple YouTube series, and music videos. In 2019, Day directed his first short narrative, DAYVISION Films Presents: FOCUS, which has appeared in multiple film festivals in the country. Day has since directed three short films, two microshort films, and a short documentary, all appearing in film festivals throughout the United States.
In 2022, Day was nationally recognized as one of AT&T Dream in Black Future Makers, a 2022 Celebrate Arkansas Ones to Watch recipient as well as an Artist 360 award recipient.
Day is gearing up to produce season two of his webseries, DAYVISION Films Presents: The Sextons, a project that looks into postpartum depression in women and parental depression in partners.
Day hopes to create a platform for Black actors and filmmakers in the state of Arkansas, allowing future generations to dream outside of their environment while learning the rich history of African Americans in film.