Mika Orr

Mika Orr

Writer / Director / Producer
Mikooka Productions

Writer, director and producer of documentary and fiction, founder of Mikooka Productions. Based in NYC.

Full Bio
Mika Orr started her career as a film director at the age of 15. Since then, she has been the documentary DP for award winning feature films (_x001C_Chronicle of a kidnap_x001D_, _x001C_Stains_x001D_) and director of a short BTS documentary of Academy Award winner Natalie Portman's directorial debut as well as for Academy award winner Alexander Dinelaris_x0019_s film.







In May 2017, she earned a master's degree with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her short film Professional Cuddler, was selected for over 35 film festivals and won 7 awards.







In 2008 she established her own production company, Mikooka Productions, and directed hundreds of marketing videos, commercials and documentaries for clients like Google, Coca Cola, Spin Master, Yad Vashem, and The European Union.



In March 2020 Mika finished DUET, another short fiction film she wrote and directed.





Mika_x0019_s documentary/animation project AMiNORMAL is planned to go in production in 2020. It is supported by the Fren

Professional Credits
2018



Executive Producer for a Commercial that was a finalist in the 2018 Coca-Cola Regal Films Competition, directed by Amanda Alvich. The commercial played in Regal theaters throughout the country.

Writer and Director of her project AMiNORMAL , a digital documentary/animation series, a co-production between Arte and Kan, the Israeli public channel.



2017



DP of the feature documentary Stains directed by Katy Diakova, for the Israeli channel 8.

Writer & Director of Profes sional Cuddler - An award winning short fiction film (15.5 min)



2008 Present:

Founder and Creative Director of Mikooka Productions. Mika was the writer, director and executive producer of the following:



BTS documentaries on numerous feature projects of leading filmmakers. Academy Award winner Natalie Portman s directorial debut ( A Tale of Love and Darkness ), Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (writer of Birdman ) and Academy Award nominee Joseph Cedar ( Footnote ).

From 2011 - 2018 Yad Vashem Mus
Industry Awards
2018 Best Director at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival (for Professional Cuddler)

2018 Best Short Drama at the Sunscreen Film Festival (for Professional Cuddler)

2018 Audience Award at the Falcon International Film Festival (for Professional Cuddler)

2018 Board of Directors Award at the North Carolina Film Festival (for Professional Cuddler)

2017 Honorable Mention at the International Student, Newcomer, and Woman Movie Awards (ISENMA)

2017 Best Women Filmmaker at the LA Indie Film Festival (LAIFFA)

2017 Runner-Up at MPS Directing's annual SVA Short Film Fest (for Professional Cuddler )

2017 Alumni Scholarship Award - School of Visual Arts (for Professional Cuddler )

2017 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for exceptional achievements

2017 Development fund from the French governmental fund Pictanovo (for the project AMiNORMAL)

2016 Development fund from the prestige Gesher fund (for Two )

2007 Filmaka award (for The Player )
Content Types
Documentary, Narrative Features, Web series
Occupations
Director, Producer, Writer
Business Types
Production Company
Countries Worked In
Ukraine
Foreign Languages Spoken
Hebrew
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