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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Producer, Director, Writer

Watch My i, 2023 – Present​

Producer, Writer

xDubai / Dubai Film, 2019 – 2023​

 

Producer, Director, Writer

Cheeky Media, 2015 – 2019​

 

Director, Writer

Javelin TV, 2013 – 2015​

  

Freelance Production Manager, 1st AD

2011 – 2013​

 

Post-Production Producer and VFX Supervisor

Ministry of Illusion, 2008 – 2011​

 

Freelance PM, Production Co-ordinator and PA

2001 – 2008  ​

LONG FORM FILMOGRAPHY

Producer
Lay Zhang Psychic (Music Video), 2023

JVKE (Music Video), 2023

Discover Dubai (Series), 40 Episodes, 2020 - 2022

School Fight (Feature Film), 2020

The Morning Show (TV Series), Daily, 2019

The Man Cave (TV Series), 52 Episodes, 2015 – 2019

Wingin’ It (TV Series), 22 Episodes, 2018

MTV VJ Search (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2017

On The Fly (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2017

Biting About (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2016

She’s the One (TV Series), 26 Episodes, 2015

It's My Biz (TV Series) 13 Episodes, 2014

Simply Biz (TV Series) 13 Episodes, 2013

Big Break Legacy (TV Series) 13 Episodes, 2013

Writer

Discover Dubai (Short), 40 Episodes, 2020 - 2021

The Man Cave (TV Series), 52 Episodes, 2015 – 2019

Wingin’ It (TV Series), 22 Episodes, 2018

On The Fly (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2017

Its My Biz (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2014

Big Break Legacy (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2013

Director

The Man Cave (TV Series), 52 Episodes, 2015 – 2019

Wingin’ It (TV Series), 22 Episodes, 2018

MTV VJ Search (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2017

On The Fly (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2017

Biting About (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2016

She’s the One (TV Series), 26 Episodes, 2015

African Horror Story (Short), 2015

Its My Biz (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2014

Simply Biz (Documentary), 2013

Big Break Legacy (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2013

Production Manager

White Lion (Feature Film), 2008

The Lab (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2008

Imagine Africa (TV Series), 13 Episodes, 2007

Million Dollar Poker (Documentary), 2007

Backstage (TV Series), Daily, 2007

Aspire (Feature Film), 2006

Bloodstock TV (TV Series), 2005

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

 

Awards

2018: SAFTA Awards Winner for Best Reality Series 

“Wingin’ It”

Michael Essey: Producer, Writer and Director, Cheeky Media

 

2017: SAFTA Awards Nomination for Best Magazine Series

 “The Man Cave, Season 4”

Michael Essey: Producer, Writer and Director, Cheeky Media

Publications

2020: CNN Interview on Global Gateway

 

2020: Engineering and Technology Magazine on Dubai360

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