Mikkel Cantzler Christensen

Job title: Producer and Journalist

Project: The Slum Challenge
Website: https://eu-youthaward.org/winning-project/the-slum-challenge/

Mikkel Cantzler Christensen has a background in journalism. Professionally he has been working as a reporter for a danish news channel on TV and he has been a production manager for a danish TV-series that takes place in China.

In his own production company together with his colleague Jonas Unmack Larsen, Mikkel likes to experiement and develop storytelling with new media. The Slum Challenge is their first big project. They handle all aspects of the film production from developing concepts to editing and launch.
The academic insight into methods and target groups mixed with the traditional journalistic skills and attention to detail makes them unique. They strive to keep an innovative and interactive focus in the field of tension between fact and fiction. Not as an artistic project but to create renewed interest in the harsh reality.

"I once read this quote from a communications theorist. “Today we are beginning to notice that the new media are not just mechanical gimmicks for creating worlds of illusion, but new languages with new and unique powers of expression. I totally agree. Therefore I am very pleased about getting the chance going to Graz and to get the opportunity to be around like minded producers within the field of new media. I’m certain it will be a big experience and give a lot of inspiration."

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