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Penni Productions 2019 ©

10061 Riverside Dr. Ste 459 Toluca Lake, CA 91602

 

 

ABOUT

Mika Boorem is an American filmmaker and actress. 

BIO

Mika Boorem is an actress, director, writer and producer based in Los Angeles and Mexico. Boorem is well- known for her acting career which includes over 40 major motion pictures and network television series roles. She has recently completed her first narrative feature length film, Hollywood.con, as a director. (check out the trailer here)   

Hollywood.con stars Tom Arnold (True Lies), Mika Boorem (The Patriot, Blue Crush, Along Came a Spider) Devin Ratray (HBO's series Mosaic, Nebraska, Masterminds, Blue Ruin, Netflix's series Russian Dolls), Brian Krause (Blue Lagoon, Charmed), Cody Kasch (Desperate Housewives), and Paige Howard (Adventureland). Boorem was involved with the financing, producing, writing, directing and acting of this film. Hollywood.con is a commercial adventure comedy which includes locations in Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California, and Guatemala. Boorem's other producing and directing experience include a documentary series titled "Gem Hunter" about gemstone quests internationally. Her short films have played Academy qualifying film festivals and won several awards.

Mika has built up a respectable filmography as an actress. She has worked under many of the industry's most highly regarded players; Lawrence Bender, Brian Grazer, Penny Marshall, Scott Hicks, Drew Barrymore, Shirley MacLaine, Roland Emmerich, John Carpenter, Rodrigo Garcia, Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Lee Tamahori, and Morgan Freeman to name a few. Her work has received critical acclaim and she has won several awards. Her feature film credits include Smile (Beau Bridges, Linda Hamilton, Sean Astin, Cheri Oteri), Sleepover (Steve Carrell, Jane Lynch), Blue Crush (Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez), The Patriot (Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Issacs), Along Came a Spider (Morgan Freeman), Hearts in Atlantis (Anthony Hopkins), The Ward (John Carpenter, Jarrod Harris, Amber Heard), Good Day For It (Hal Holbrook, Robert Patrick), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (John Slatterly, Sela Ward, Diego Luna), Jack Frost (Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston), Carolina (Shirley MacLaine, Julia Stiles), Riding in Cars with Boys (Drew Barrymore, Brittany Murphy), Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (Cameron Diaz, Glenn Close), Mighty Joe Young (Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton), and others. She has been a regular and or featured on tv series including; the Tom Show, Dawson's Creek, House M.D, Ghost Whisperer, Touched by an Angel, Walker Texas Ranger, the Waltons, Initiation of Sarah, Augusta Gone, and others.

She is part owner and an EP at Penni Productions.  

Boorem is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD), New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG, since 1997).

ARTIST STATEMENT

Boorem strives to create works that urge us to contemplate how our inner perceptions and actual outward worlds cooperate and clash. She reveals her hand with the creation of seemingly simple narratives that progressively become more complex and unexpected. She selects projects intuitively for what she describes as their immediate attraction. Her main influences are David Lynch and Gregory Crewdson. 

QUICK LINKS

Produced, conceptualized and directed a documentary series titled "The Gem Hunter" - you can view our trailer for this here ( https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0095561/videoplayer/vi4261067289 )

 

Directed several short film that have played Academy Qualifying festivals. Here is a link to 15 minute short film Mika directed, wrote and produced -  

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0095561/videoplayer/vi4177181209?ref_=vp_pl_2  )

 "Love Thy Neighbor" - a short film starring Saxon Trainor (Conspiracy Theory) and Slade Pearce (Yours, Mine and Ours, CSI), DP - June Park (House M.D.), Colorist - Gareth Cook (House M.D.)

 

Acted in over 40 major motion pictures and television series -  IMDB ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0095561/?ref_=sr_1 ) 

 

 "best of" acting career moments. This video is from 2010 and has not been recently updated.

 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXeDvq3lWig )

NEWS

Mika recently returned from a speaking tour in the mid-west where she spoke with students from high schools and colleges about acting, filmmaking and her latest film, Hollywood.Con. Check out some of the recent press links on the homepage.