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American Actress and Director Mika Boorem Visits Arkansas Arts Academy
American Actress and Director Mika Boorem Visits Arkansas Arts Academy
Aaron Jones
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

American actress and director Mika Boorem and her father Ben Boorem visited Arkansas Arts Academy to talk with students about their upcoming film Hollywood.con. The Boorems shared stories about the production of the feature film and the entertainment industry as well as provided a question and answer session for the students. Mika also took time to meet with the theater classes and shared stories from her profession as a child actor to becoming a director, while Ben engaged students with his life experiences as a set designer/builder and his world adventures as a pilot. The Boorems ended their visit with inspirational advice for our young thespians.    

Mika Boorem directed, starred in, wrote and produced the 2019 feature length film titled, Hollywood.Con. The film stars Tom Arnold, Devin Ratray, Herbert Russell, Brian Krause, Paige Howard, Cody Kasch and more. Boorem is known for her acting career that began in 1994. Her feature film credits include the war drama The Patriot and the thriller Along Came a Spider. She went on to star in numerous teen films in the early-to-mid 2000s, including the surf film Blue Crush, the comedy Sleepover, and the drama Augusta, Gone. She had a central role in John Carpenter's horror film The Ward, followed by roles in several independent films. Boorem is a member of The Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) and New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT).

A screening of Hollywood.Con will take place in Eureka Springs at The Auditorium on Saturday, May 4th.  For information to attend the screening visit

Trailer for the movie Hollywood.Con