Micah Magee grew up in San Antonio, Texas. Active in pirate radio and print journalism, Micah took a Fulbright journalism fellowship from Texas to Berlin in 2001, where she stayed to study film directing at the DFFB. Her first feature, "Petting Zoo", produced with the support of the NYFA, NYSCA, Medienboard and The Austin Film Society, premiered at the Berlinale in 2015 and won several awards. Previous shorts were awarded by Oberhausen, Premiers Plans d’Angers and the German Film Academy (Short Film Lola in Gold). Micah lives with her three children and husband, filmmaker Johan Carlsen, with whom she founded directors' co-op and production company Makrorama.

Films Selection

  • Petting Zoo - 2015
  • Heimkommen - 2012
  • Success - 2010
  • Heat - 2009
  • My Last Day in Nigeria - 2008
  • Flowers - 2006
  • Krankenhaus - 2004