Mike Davis is an American independent filmmaker who specializes in making comedic feature films entirely out of footage from other, older films.
Davis considers his filmmaking style as being "green," i.e. environmentally friendly, since he doesn't waste any new resources to make them.
For each of his films, he primarily takes one older exploitation-style movie, which he re-edits and cuts in footage from other sources, e.g. educational and industrial films, and layers in a new soundtrack from voice-over actors to create an entirely new cinematic experience.
In addition to feature films, Davis's production company, Stag Films, also researches and provides stock footage for Hollywood productions, and creates videos ads out of recycled footage.
Filmmaker Mike Davis And The Girl
Filmmaker Mike Davis (Sex Galaxy and President Wolfman) poses with his white cat, The Girl.
InFEST Underground: President Wolfman
Oct. 19: The InFEST Underground screening series presents Mike Davis’ howlingly hysterical horror comedy President Wolfman about a POTUS lycanthrope
With President Wolfman, filmmaker Mike Davis has proven that his “Green” moviemaking technique of using public domain footage can make one hell of a uniquely original new film.
2012 Spooky Movie Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 7th annual Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival is an epic event screening new films by Mike Davis, James Eaves, Richard Bates Jr. and tons more.
2012 Sydney Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 6th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival features the world premiere of Mike Davis’ President Wolfman, films by Guy Maddin, Bob Ray, Greg Hanson and tons more.
Movie Trailer: President Wolfman
During this year’s rough presidential election season, we finally have a candidate we can get behind! President Wolfman!
7 Underground Comedies On Amazon VOD
Looking for a cheap laugh? Then these flicks on Amazon Video on Demand should soothe your craving: Sex Galaxy, Gamers, Hey Happy! and more.
Stag Films Will Finish Your Unfinished Movie
Stag Films, the Los Angeles-based indie film production company, is looking to help struggling filmmakers finally finish their movies — for free.
On DVD: Sex Galaxy
Now you can get Mike Davis’ raunchy, recycled sci-fi flick Sex Galaxy on DVD, which mixed hilarious vulgar comedy with real wit and style.
2009 Backseat Film Festival: Award Winners
Lots of big winners at the 7th annual Backseat Film Festival, including Brian Lonano’s Attackazoids!, Joshua Brown’s Altamont Now and Mike Davis’ Sex Galaxy.