In his career, Michael Brown has excelled as both an adventure athlete and as a filmmaker. He has been to the summit of Mount Everest five times, each time with cameras rolling. His work as a director and cinematographer spans all seven continents and won many festival & industry awards including three national Emmy Awards. Michael is also a recipient of the International Alliance For Mountain Film's Grand Prix, awards at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the Explorers Festival's Camera Extreme and the Giant Screen Cinema Association (IMAX) Outstanding Cinematography Award. Michael's lens has captured ice caves for NOVA, tornadoes for Discovery, science at the South Pole for National Geographic, avalanches for the BBC and mountain climbing for four giant screen IMAX movies. Michael has made a habit of going to the world's harshest, most dangerous environments and always comes back with incredible footage and compelling stories. Outside Magazine describes the cerebral filmmaker as a "swashbuckling librarian," and Men's Journal calls him "a master of gut-dropping action."