Director Reel




Excerpts from tv docs on Chinese histroy


Clips from tv doc ‘The Real Story – Prates of the Caribbean’ featuring explanations of boarding techniques and black-powder weapons


Excerpts from tv documentaries featuring Mike Loades demonstrating medieval trebuchets.

Egyptian Chariot Weapons

Assassin’s Creed

Mike worked as a historical consultant for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – a video game set in the Golden Age of Piracy. He was also called in to help promote the game at its launch, giving press interviews and a presentation about pirate weapons at both the San Diego ComicCon and at the official launch, in Genoa, in 2013. Mike at ComicCon...

Medieval Technology Park

Mike wrote, directed and presented this 9 minute video, which introduces the new Medieval Technology Park at the Middeladlercentret, Nykøbing, Denmark. The park showcases working models of large scale medieval machines. These have been recreated from designs depicted in medieval manuscripts and show a remarkable degree of engineering ingenuity....

Director Reel – Drama Docs

Mike has directed in a variety of different styles, from slow process films, concerned with how things are made, to quirky, action-packed video shorts. This ‘long version’ showreel features his work on historical drama documentaries, from action on the High Seas to action in the Wild West and from the 1890s to the...

Building Pharaoh’s Chariot

Nova have produced three short, stand alone films with Mike discussing aspects of Egyptian warfare that are supplementary to his appearances in ‘Building Pharaoh’s Chariot’ (Broadcast on PBS, Feb 2013)  ...