biography

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Mika Kioussis is a writer and filmmaker who hails from Canada but has given her heart (and thyroid) to London. Mika freelances as a writer of culture, health and technology whilst in her second year of PhD research into illness narrative with the London Consortium. Mika completed her MA in Literature and Medicine at King's College London in 2010, expanding on her interest in illness narratives piqued by four years as a Rosetta Life Filmmaker in Residence in UK hospices. Mika's films, performance and textual works have been broadcast on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Television and CBC Radio, and her short films Jack in the Box and Relinquish have been exhibited internationally at film festivals and dancefilm programmes. Most recently, Mika assisted the editing of Ways of Listening (2012), a documentary with John Berger and Tilda Swinton, screened at the British Library as part of its John Berger retrospective. She was also camera assistant on the Turner Prize series (2009) screened at Tate Britain and broadcast on Channel Four, and Richard Wright (2009) broadcast on Channel Four's 3 Minute Wonders. Mika is currently writing her first feature film project Burt and Lella in development with Mirror Productions.