Mika Boorem: Actress & Director

Mika Boorem directed, starred in, wrote and produced the 2018 feature length film titled, Hollywood.Con. The film stars Tom Arnold, Devin Ratray, Herbert Russell, Brian Krause, Paige Howard, Cody Kasch and more. Boorem has directed several music videos and experimental films. Her short films have played Oscar qualifying festivals. Boorem is known for her acting career that began in 1994. Her feature film credits include The Patriot, Sleepover, Blue Crush, Along Came a Spider, Hearts in Atlantis, The Ward, Smile, Good Day For It, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Jack Frost, Carolina, Riding in Cars with Boys, Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Mighty Joe Young, Trucker and others. She has appeared on Dawson's Creek, House, Touched by an Angel, The Drew Carey Show, The Tom Show and more. Boorem was nominated for a Teen Choice Award and several Young Artist Awards.

What do you love most about Your City?

The plethora of artists available for collaborations and unlimited sources for inspiration with all of the museums , festivals, and eclectic cultures in the area.

I also love the diverse aesthetics of the city and surrounding landscapes - Beach to mountains in very close proximity. Translating to endless opportunities for filming locations.  This was perfect for my latest film I directed, “Hollywood.CON”  we found some amazing locations around the city to shoot. Being able to capture so many different looks in and around Los Angeles made the filming process painless. Check out the trailer for our adventure comedy here: www.HollywoodCon.org

@Hollywooddotcon , #Hollywooddotcon

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

My favorite breakfast place is The Pacific Dining Car and I always order the eggs benedict, It’s delicious. Either the downtown location or Santa Monica. They’re open 24/7 and the perfect place for meetings. Very quiet and sometimes I spot some really awesome filmmakers that I get excited about.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM –  At 6:00 I’m up, getting my news briefing from “Alexa” or my Google Home ( I still haven’t decided which one I like better, and when I have them duel their still tied).

10:00 AM - Varies - whether I have meetings, shooting or work emails.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?  

La Scala is a classic, SugarFish, The Polo Lounge or Cabana Cafe at the Beverly Hills Hotel….I also love to try anything new. Los Angeles has a lot of fun pop-ups.

7:00 PM - Wrapping up the work day and I always try to remember to get outside and catch the sunset.

11:00 PM - ZZZZzzzz

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?   

Water (If you like water you already like 72% of me) ;-)

I also enjoy Cayennade Kombucha for a little spice.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I enjoy using Dark Sky, Cadridge- A director’s viewfinder, and Filmic Pro (used this for a few shots during our Hollywood.CON shoot - great for Guerilla and to capture spontaneous moments).

What should everyone try at least once?

You should try everything at least once!! And probably more than once...

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I love getting lost on the trail to my secret hot spring spots. Apart from that, anywhere along the coast of California. There are a lot of beautiful places along highway 1.