1993 brought Mike Parker from Texas to Nashville, Tennessee where he, along with his playwright wife, Paula, helped establish Carpenter’s Playhouse, a local community theatre. They later helped establish Lamplighters Theatre Company in Smyrna, Tennessee, which later evolved into Springhouse Theatre Company, where they continue to serve on the advisory board.
His work as an accomplished stage actor and director combined with his skill as a wordsmith, has given Mike valuable insight into the world of creative entertainment. It was perhaps inevitable that a filmmaker would emerge. His screenplay adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray, placing in the top three in the Gideon Media Arts competition, whetted his appetite for further exploring the world of film from behind the camera. In 2014 he formed Rule 14 Pictures and produced his first feature film, The Trouble With Rain.