MAN MADE (2022)

16mm to digital | 16:9 | colour | stereo | 8:08 | Canada

MAN MADE, a repurposed narrative of a boy who gets introduced to the wonders of life by a beautiful shining trumpet. But the struggle to be oneself has only begun. Utilizing found 16mm footage and both digital and analog manipulation techniques, Mikkola pierces conventional masculinity with a transformative queer gaze.

Currently in distibution by                                         


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16mm + SD | 16:9 | colour | stereo | 12:35 | Finland / Canada

Experimental Documentary about Karelian Isthmus, intergenerational trauma and bloodlines.

Created with the help of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Currently in distibution by                                         



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MASCING (2020)

sd to digital | 4:3 | colour | stereo | 10:07 | Canada

Partially improvised video performance. The filmmaker sets their trans masculinity into a dialog with an old VHS tape.   



ARIES (2020)

16mm, colour, silent, Canada, 3′ 20

Experimental documentary about the circulation of time.

Currently in distibution by 



digital / 16mm, colour, sound, Canada / Finland, 14’ 21

Experimental fiction about gaze, hierarchy and trauma.

Created with the help of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperation and the University of Regina.


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WAVES ( 2017 )

digital, colour, sound, Canada / Jamaica,  7’ 00

Experimental collaboration between Lee Campbell, Tytti Arola and Elian Mikkola.

Created with the help of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperation.


SAARI ( 2016 )

digital / sd, colour, sound, Canada / Finland, 6′ 00

Experimental short documentary about loss and longing.

Created with the help of the University of Regina.