Mika Johnson

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Mika Johnson
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Born (1975-07-10) July 10, 1975 (age 44)
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
WebsiteWeb Series "The Amerikans" (February 2011-Present)

Mika Johnson (born July 10, 1975) is a writer, filmmaker and multimedia artist who works with virtual reality,[1] photography, and other media.


Johnson was born in San Diego, California and graduated from Oberlin College in 2000.[2]

In 2018, Johnson directed a virtual reality adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis[3][4] produced by the Goethe Institut Prague,[5] along with four short virtual documentaries featuring Reiner Stach,[6] the author of a biography of Kafka.[7]

Johnson's earlier works were mostly documentary and fiction films. This includes a 15 part web series "The Amerikans," which features three- to five-minute performative documentaries,[8] and "Forever Professor": a 30 minute documentary on Mark McKinley, a college professor who amassed the world's largest collection of talking clocks.[9] In July 2017, the film was released online.[10]

Music videos[edit]

Johnson has directed numerous music videos including one for the Sonja Vectomov song "Two in One", which features renowned prima ballerina Jana Andrsová.[11]



  1. ^ Johnston, Raymond. EXPERIENCE KAFKA’S VIA METAMORPHOSIS VIRTUAL REALITY, Prague.TV, January 15,2018.
  2. ^ Communications, Oberlin Office of (2013). "Of Note | Oberlin Conservatory Magazine". www2.oberlin.edu. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. ^ Aubrey, Dave. Experience Franz Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’ Like Never Before In VR, VR Focus, February 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Wiesmann, Gerrit. Is literature next in line for virtual-reality treatment?, The Economist, March, 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Kafkova „Proměna“ jako virtuální realita(In Czech), Goethe.de
  6. ^ Efo Setkání se známým autorem Kafkovy biografie tváří v tvář: Provede vás knihovnou, stačí si nasadit brýle(In Czech), Blesk, February 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Über Reiner Stach" (In German), S. Fischer Verlag, 2011, Retrieved February 15,2018.
  8. ^ Crowe, J. THE AMERIKANS: Ordinary People with Beautiful Stories, Visual News, 2013.
  9. ^ Forever Professor, The Monthly Film Festival, 2015.
  10. ^ Kadleck, K. Now Playing, Pulse Magazine, 2015.
  11. ^ Franta, T., "Echolokátor: Sonja Vectomov—Two in One", AlterEcho, Jul 25, 2016.


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