About Mika


mikaMika has been involved in the production, direction, writing, choreography, performance and creation of film, video and moving image projects since 1984.

The short film Do U Like What U See (Dir. Mika & Christine Webster) screened at the Paris Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, as well as the Out Takes Queer Film Festival in both Auckland and Wellington.

The Mika Haka Kids documentary (Dir. Maramena Roderick) was a finalist in the Best Popular Documentary category at the Qantas Film & Television Awards.

Other acting, writing and film workshop highlights include, The Piano (Dir. Jane Campion), The Bar (Dir. Dorthe Schaffeman) and You’re On My Mind (Dir. Merata Mita).

Mika has also directed inter-disciplinary works in two Interdigitate shows for the Moving Image Centre.

Mika has produced and written 4 television series for TV Networks, 1 award winning documentary, 8 short films and dozens of music videos.

Mika is chair of Nga Aho Whakaari (Māori in Screen Production). His awards and boards include: Qantas Film and Television Award Nominee, APRA Music Nominee, NZ Aids Media Award winner. Mika has served as a Creative New Zealand Board Member (Te Waka Toi), Chair of NZQA Māori Dance Panel, Executive member of Q Theatre, the NZ Screen Composers Guild and is a

Sir Winston Churchill Fellow.

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