At Mi2 Media, we are visual storytellers and social entrepreneurs. When we recognize a problem or need, we create videos and marketing opportunities to inspire social good and achieve social change.
Stories that stay with you.
The Oprah Show
by cancer. Seattle Children's Hospital
Copacino + Fujikado
innovative schools around the world. Partners in Learning: South Africa
exclusive inside look at the largest polygamist community in America
– Colorado City, Arizona. Polygamy in America
The Oprah Show
designed to deliver the latest company
news to Starbucks employees around
the world. Starbucks: Hear Music
Starbucks Coffee International
The Oprah Show
Audience and a jury award winner. With Honors Denied
verite-style, we captured the
unforgettable moment of a brother and sister meeting for the very first time. Found Siblings
The Oprah Show
The Martinez Foundation
Mimi Gan and Jim Dever
Mi2 Media Services
- Short and Long-Form Videos and Documentaries
- Creative, Story and Content Development
- Pre-production, Planning and Site Visits
- Field Directing and Interviewing
- Post Production Editing, Graphics, Music
- Development of Social Media
- Live Show & Event Production Management
- Creative Brainstorming
- Strategic Communications Consulting
- Copacino + Fujikado
- DeVries Public Relations
- Golin Harris Public Relations
- Guthy Renker Direct Marketing
- Harpo Productions
- KING 5 Television
- The Martinez Foundation
- Microsoft Partners in Learning
- Path America
- Safeco Insurance Foundation
- Seattle Channel
- Seattle Children's Theatre
- Seattle University
- Simon and Schuster
- Starbucks Coffee International
- Uwajimaya, Inc
- Washington Wines Festival
Mimi Gan & Melinda Morrison
At a glance, Melinda is the tall skinny one (as in latte). Mimi is a short 2%. But up close, we are award-winning producers and media consultants with more than 20 years of experience.
Mi2 Media's specialty is short-form media but we do much more. We are experts at honing an organization's or company's message and then conveying it through video, high-profile events, live broadcasts and social media. We listen to our clients and then use our expertise to come up with the best media plan.
We are compassionate and compelling storytellers.
We are drawn to stories that can make a difference in the world and have traveled the globe to interview world leaders, innovators and everyday heroes. Whether it's profiling heads of state or the homeless, we always strive to be sensitive and well-prepared.
We are humbled.
In addition to being seasoned producers, writers and field directors, we have an expansive network of award-winning photojournalists, editors and technical crews in every city, state and country. If you need a video shoot in Mogadishu or Memphis we can handle it.
Our goal is to capture the heart and soul of a story…the kind of stories that stay with you.
"When it comes to interviewing high profile celebrities or the most delicate guests, Melinda showed incredible grace, sensitivity and intelligence in the field. We could always count on her to bring back a compelling story."
- Tara Montgomery,
- Executive Vice President,
- Executive Producer/ Harpo-
- Studios/ Senior Supervising
- The Oprah Winfrey Show
For the past 15 years Melinda Morrison worked as a senior field producer/ director for the Oprah Winfrey Show. During her tenure at Harpo she originated, produced and managed segments and shows. She was one of a handful of producers who directed Ms. Winfrey in the field. As a producer she orchestrated and directed field shoots throughout the U.S. and foreign countries. She has written and edited thousands of stories for the show. As a senior field producer she has covered everything from the Academy Awards to Hurricane Katrina, to a one-hour exclusive special with Oprah at the Yearning for Zion Polygamist compound in Texas.
In addition to her work at Harpo, she also formed her own PR consultancy called The Media Pros. As a media specialist she helped public relations experts, non-profits and major companies hone their campaigns and pitches to the media. She has media trained medical experts, authors and CEOs before on-camera interviews. As a media manager she worked with a broad range of clients. For larger clients, agencies such as Golin-Harris and Devries she provided counsel on overall strategy, story development, press releases, media relations and has done extensive media training for spokespersons. For individual clients she provided the same services, as well as producing EPKs, VNRs, media events and overall campaigns.
Melinda's passion is good storytelling whether it is an exclusive interview with a world leader or profiling a disabled Olympic athlete. Her goal is always the same, to open people's hearts and minds.
Melinda is a graduate of USC's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. In 2002 she created a non-profit in honor of one of her guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Jarrett's Joy Cart is a toy donation program at Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle. Today she serves on the board directors for Mary's Place, a homeless day shelter for women and families in Seattle. She met Partner Mimi Gan when they both worked at KING-TV in Seattle in the early 1990s.
Melinda lives in Seattle with her husband, teenage stepson and hilarious five-year old daughter.
Mimi Gan is an award-winning film, television and corporate video producer, director, writer and reporter.
Most recently, Mimi traveled the world profiling highly innovative K-12 schools for the education arm of Microsoft. She also produces short form videos and provides strategic communications and event consulting to corporations, foundations and non-profits.
For her television work, Mimi has been honored with national and regional awards including 12 Emmys, three American Women in Radio and Television Gracie awards, and a NATPE Iris award.
Prior to forming Mi2Media, Mimi was a science and technology correspondent for the Discovery Channel's Beyond 2000 and a national field producer for the syndicated PM Magazine show based in San Francisco. She served as co-host and co-creator of Watch This! an internationally syndicated kids show named best children's program in the country by the National Association of Broadcasters. For 16 years, Mimi was a reporter/producer for Evening Magazine at Seattle's NBC affiliate, KING TV. Her stories took her to Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, France, United Kingdom, Mexico and the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics. She also produced in-depth profiles on everyone from Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates, Sr., to Paul Newman and Madonna.
But, Mimi's favorite stories are about regular folks who face life's unique challenges and overcome adversity — homeless children, disabled veterans, cancer survivors. She is inspired by these everyday heroes.
Mimi's passion is directing independent documentaries. Her debut short, With Honors Denied, followed one woman's journey of redemption and reconciliation during World War II. It screened at a dozen film festivals, including Tribeca, Maui and Palm Springs and received two Audience Favorite Awards and a Jury Award for Best Short Documentary.
Mimi tackled humor in her first feature documentary, GIANTS, with co-director, Jim Dever. Narrated by actor Tom Skerritt, it is a hilarious look at the competitive sport of growing the world's largest pumpkin. GIANTS premiered at the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival in October 2010 and won the Audience Award at the Gig Harbor Film Festival.
Mimi volunteers her time and emcee duties to countless organizations. She's currently on the board of trustees at Seattle Children's Theatre and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
Mimi is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. degree in Social Sciences. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters.
Our Hard-Earned Hardware...
Best All-Around/Most Congenial
3rd place Grand Slalom