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Mikela Jay

Filmmaker | Singer | Actor | Editor | Creative Consultant | Writer| Narrator | BPL Member & Collaborator

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Mikela Jay is a Canadian actor, writer, model, filmmaker, performer and narrator. In 2020, she was nominated for Best Actress at the Leo Awards for her lead role as Lorraine in Alien Ore, with 11 nominations winning Best Direction (The Spear Sisters) and Best Cinematography (The Nelson Brothers). In 2022, Mikela appears as Lana, a supporting lead role in Daljit Brar’s feature film debut Dil Rakh, along with thirty other characters. She also features in Geoff Doner’s long-form music video for his single New Life, off his first album Love More Real. The video, co-starring Doner and Andrea Battersby, was also directed and edited by Mikela, developed and produced through arts organisation Bureau of Power & Light. Mikela has written over 30 magazine articles interviewing dozens of filmmakers, choreographers, photographers, multi-discipline artists and event producers for Montreal-based arts organisation Never Apart. She has provided narration on almost 2 dozen documentaries, most notably 2004’s hit The Corporation, which won 26 best film awards globally, 10 people’s choice awards, as well as at Sundance. Mikela continues to add her distinctive voice to projects related to the arts, culture, community and global concerns.