Mike Lerner
Roast Beef Productions (UK)

Mike Lerner has been making films since 1988 for BBC, Channel 4, BFI, HBO, PBS, Discovery Channel. He is the Oscar nominated producer of films such as Afghan Star, Hell and Back Again, Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, The Square, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer and The Russian Woodpecker.
He has won a number of industry awards including, Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary Feature 2012, 6 Sundance Awards (Grand Jury, Special Jury, Best Director, Audience, Cinematography) , EMMY Award for Best Documentary, 2 Grierson Awards for Best Documentary, Prix Italia, 2 Royal Television Society Award Nominations and 2 IDA Award Nominations, Cinema Eye Award, Independent Spirit Award, Gotham Independent Film Award, Audience Award Durban Film Festival, The Alfred Dupont Award, Winner Best Documentary Moscow Film Festival.