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 (“Chronicle of a kidnap”, “Stains”) 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’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’s documentary/animation project #AMiNORMAL is planned to go in production in 2020. It is supported by the French/German channel ARTE as well as by the KAN broadcast service. These days, Mika is also working on her first feature-length documentary which is 4.5 years long project and will follow and observe multiple children around the world.
This website is for Mika’s artist page - check out more commissioned work at Mikooka Productions website.
Portfolio - DOCUMENTARY
*All works produced, written. and directed by Mika Orr
The Oneg Shabbat Underground Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto
Portfolio - Music videos & live shows
*All works produced, edited and directed by Mika Orr
Portfolio - mika's works as director of photography
In addition to directing original projects, cinematography for documentary films is an integral part of mika's life and has taken her all over the world: From the office of the president of France to syrian refugee camps in jordan, from a McDonald's in Ohio to a rainforest in Ukraine.
For the past 19 years mika always carried a camera wherever she goes. there are over 2000 hours of footage in her personal archive and she is always on the lookout for new documentary adventures.
chronicle of a kidnap