Mick Ebeling is an award-winning film, television, and commercial producer. He is also an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and public speaker.
The CEO and founder of The Ebeling Group, Mick has been the recipient of many awards in the film industry. The production company serves as a creative think tank for amongst the world’s leading design and creative collectives. Amongst the films he has worked on, he includes the famous opening sequences for James Bond 007 Quantum of Solace and Stranger than Fiction starring Will Ferrell. He has also been involved in a number of Grammy-nominated music videos and commercials for Fortune 100 companies. The latter has seen him excel at innovation. To add to these accomplishments, Mick has led branding campaigns for a number of organisations, including the likes of Coca-Cola, ABC Family, TBS, and the National Geographic Channel, to name but a few.
It is, however, for his philanthropic work and innovation that Mick is most well-known for. With absolutely no technical background in the ocular field, Mick founded Not Impossible Labs based on the firm belief that nothing is impossible. The first project was creating “The Eyewriter”, an open-source, low-cost device that allows paralysed individuals to write or create art by moving their eyes. His invention was named one of the “Top Inventions of 2010” by Time Magazine.
Not Impossible Labs’ next venture was “Project Daniel”. This endeavor saw Mick fly to Sudan to make 3-D print prosthetic limbs for children who were the victims of war. He left the equipment behind with workers who had been trained in its use, creating the world’s first 3-D printing lab and training facility in the process. It takes a few hours to print these arms at a cost of only $100 as opposed to $3,000 making them affordable to the Third World. Ebeling’s Project Daniel solved a significant problem by enabling people to continue to use their hands for working which are required to survive!
This project earned numerous awards, including the Titanium Cannes Lion, 3 Bronze Lions for Branded Content, Film and Cyber, and one Gold for product design. Other awards garnered includes the 2014 Make Faire Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon for creativity, ingenuity, and innovation, AICP’s Next Cause Marketing Award, the One Show Gold Pencil for design, intellectual property and products. It also earned a nomination at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards for Innovative 3-DIY.
“It’s hard to imagine any other device doing more to make the world a better place.” – Time magazine, Project Daniel
Other projects he has initiated include Don’s Voice that allowed an ALS sufferer to communicate for the first time in 15 years, and “Music not Impossible” that enables the deaf or hard of hearing to experience music by means of wearable technology.
Mick Ebeling’s philanthropic activities have seen him the recipient of the Muhammed Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s.
Named one of Wired’s “Agents of Change” for his technological initiatives, Ebeling also authored “Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done”. According to Deepak Chopra, the book is: “The template for a new science of consciousness”.
Mark Ebeling the speaker has addressed diverse audiences, counting amongst them Numerous TEDx conferences, Grey Advertising, Bloomberg, FutureM, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Intel ISEF, Microsoft, Pfizer, and many more.
Mick, a man who makes the inconceivable happen, is a passionate speaker who has a contagious energy and a strong belief in humanity.
"That was the first time I’ve drawn anything in seven years. I feel like I had been held under water, and someone finally reached down, and pulled my head up so I could take a breath.”
"Mick inspired us with his message that anyone can make a positive difference right now. There was a standing ovation at the end of his talk, and more than a year later I still hear from people that Mick motivated them to do something meaningful, to act, and to make a difference.”