Most of the 1980s Mikael worked in distribution and theatrical release of documentaries. Attended script writing at the Danish Film School in 1988. Freelance producer up through the 1990s. Organized Films from the South Festival in 1995 - '98. Production adviser at the Danish Film Institute 1998 - 2002. Co-owner Final Cut Productions. Since 2000 Mikael has worked as tutor at a large number of workshops and forums around the world. In 2002 – 2008 co-owner and producer at Final Cut Productions in Copenhagen where he produced a number of international documentaries. Board member of EDN from 2005 to 2008, the last year as chairman. Since 2009 he serves as lead production tutor at Ex Oriente Film Workshop. Mikael was the editor of The EDN Co-production Guide. From 2011 to 2019 Head of Studies at EDN.