Mikell Limbrick is the CEO of iRise Filmz, a film and television production company in Houston Texas. He began his endeavor into cinematography in 2010 by shooting blogs, live concerts and music videos. His creative vision in the shooting of music videos is what caught the attention of the city. Mikell or “Mick” began shooting straight to DVD comedy concerts at the Houston Improv around in 2013. Numerous famous and up and coming comedians trusted Mick to capture the essence of their stand-up at live shows in his 4 to 5 camera shoots. DeRay Davis, Brandon T. Jackson, Cocoa Brown and Ken Boyd are among the national acts that iRise produced. Mick’s eye for detail and professional approached fostered an alliance with another accomplished comedian and filmmaker, Billy D. Washington.
Through their collaborative efforts they produced 2 award winning shot films, “Bro” which won for best foreign short film at the African Oscars and “The Pillow case” which won for best short film at the Houston Black Film Festival. It was also a finalist in the Gentleman Jack national short film competition. On these films Mick served as Director of Photographer, Producer, Executive Producer and editor.
His wide range of technique, shooting style and non-linear process is also reflected in other areas. Mick is also known for his impeccable sense of fashion. His trademark dark glasses and meticulously coordinated outfits are a staple in both the Houston film and fashion industries. He is often a wardrobe consultant for local celebrities and a model for national brands.
Mick takes a logical approach to illogical thinking. He’s been able to formulate plans and find money to help finance the cinematic dreams of creators. His business network is wide ranging and his talent is highly respected. In his facebook group, ‘The Thinkers Club’ he’s gathered like-minded individuals to dissect the status quo and challenge the norms of society.
Mickell Limbrick is a renaissance man, a technical genius, a student of life, a fashionista, a foodie and a force to be reckoned with in social circles all over Houston, Texas.