Mike and his friend Chris Bergstrom are Co-Executive Producers on the Midwest-made feature THEY. THEY makes its World Premiere as an Official Selection of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
In THEY, fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun ”They” and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition. Over this crucial weekend while their parents are away, J’s sister Lauren and her Iranian friend/partner Araz arrive to take care of ”They”.
THEY is written and directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh. Executive producers include the great Jane Campion as well as Mike's longtime friends Patty West and Joe Klest. Click here for more about THEY.