WILD'S AWARDS

 WorldFest Platinum Remi Award: Best Documentary Series - “SHARKMAN,” April 2016 Mike’s Role: Concept/Producer/Director/Writer/Camera WorldFest Gold Remi Award: Best Lifestyle TV Series – “FISH OF THE DAY,” April 2016 Mike’s Role: Concept/Producer/Director/Writer/Camera Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival 2010: “Fragile Paradise” received Best of Festival, Best Conservation Message, Best Music and Best of Category, Television Program Over $500,000 Budget! “Fragile Paradise” also received several Merit Awards including, Merit Award for Educational Value, Merit Award for Editing and Merit Award for Human-Wildlife Interactions. In addition “Fragile Paradise” and South Pacific: Castaways tied for Best Cinematography and Best Underwater Cinematography. Mike’s Role: Shot sequences topside and underwater in Papua New Guinea. WorldFest Platinum Remi Award: Best Documentary “Hope In Hell - Monday,” April 2007 Mike’s Role: Concept/Producer/Director/Writer/Camera WorldFest Gold Remi Award: TV Series – Family/Children “OceanZOO,” April 2007 Mike’s Role: Concept/Producer/Director/Writer/Camera WorldFest - Best of the Festival Awards: Best Director - Mike Bhana for “Tuna Cowboys” – Lexington, Sept 2004 Mike’s Role: Concept/Producer/Director/Camera WorldFest International Film Festival: Gold Special Jury Award “Tuna Cowboys” Houston, April 2004 Belgrade Underwater Film Festival – December 2003 Tuna Cowboys – 2nd Place Group A. Mike’s Role: Concept/Producer/Director/Camera 30th Festival Mondial De L’Image Sous-Marine – France, November 2003 Tuna Cowboys – Overall Winner “Best Film.” (Beating 3 entries from the BBC’s Natural History Unit, entries from NHK, DISCOVERY, NDR, GRANADA UK, FRANCE 5, RDF, TF1, WDR, and COUSTEAU – over 70 films in it’s category!) Mike’s Role: Concept/Producer/Director/Camera Worldfest International Film Festival 2001 Three nominations in the Category of Best Underwater and Marine Science Film – Winner top three places: Platinum Remy Award – Shark Gordon “A Whale of A Shark.” Gold Award – Shark Gordon “Mako – Friend or Foe.” Silver Award – Shark Gordon “White Shark.” Mike’s Role: Concept/Producer/Director/Camera Qantas Press Awards New Zealand 1993 •Winner in the Category of Best Transportation/Tourism Story - 20/20 item “Slim”. Mike’s Role: Concept/Director/2nd Camera