Hello. My name is Mike Ambs. I live in the mountains of southern California. I love to make films and read on the subway. I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal. 

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NUTS + BOLTS

OKAGA, a stop-motion short film from the mind of Tyler, the Creator.

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For Thousands of Miles

A profound, beautiful, enduring, mysterious and unexpectedly moving film.
— Robinson Devor

A unique road film covering one man's journey across America in search of something meaningful.

EVERYDAY LIFE

Every day since September 19th, 2010, I've recorded at least several seconds of my life - on their own these recordings are often routine, but when edited together they begin to reveal something entirely different.

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52 Hertz
 

LONELIEST

Imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response.

Inspired by a rare and beautiful song emanating deep from the Pacific Ocean.

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The Bridge
 

The Bridge

 
If we can put a man on the moon, we can get people from Burbank to LAX in 20 minutes during rush hour.
 

An open proposal to the Los Angeles MTA to reimagine the transit system by 2025.

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A collaboration between Google & Disney.

Two stop-motion short films