Mikkola started filmmaking in 2015 and since 2016 their short films have been showcased in several film festivals in Canada and internationally. Their debut film SAARI (2016) was selected to TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival student program in 2017. Among other awards SAARI won the best student film award and best technical achievement award in Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards 2016. Mikkola also received the Creative Vision Award as a part of the AE Film Festival in 2016. Their latest film Magdaleena premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam in January 2020. It also received a SIFA award for Sound Design. 

Mikkola is a part of La Lumière Collective based in Montréal and a current board member of the Queer City Cinema.