Mikaela Phillips: An Unstoppable Force in TV and Film

Riding the Waves of Success from Australia to Hollywood


In the vast and glittering realm of TV and Film, there are those who shine brightly and those who illuminate the whole show. Mikaela Phillips, an Australian-born producer and actress, undoubtedly belongs to the latter category.

Starting her journey in entertainment at the tender age of six, Mikaela’s early days were filled with theatre productions and shows. However, her professional career took off with Afterbuzz TV, where she gained recognition for her unique reporting style, charismatic on-screen presence, and exclusive interviews. Her content quickly escalated to viral levels, with high-ranking videos featuring Grammy-nominated music duo Florida Georgia Line, supermodel Shanina Shaik, and other notable figures appearing in the top 3 YouTube results.

Her meteoric rise led her to an executive producer role and the character of Faith Morgan in the internationally acclaimed TV drama, Counter Play. This bolstered her reputation, cementing her status as a household name and talent, alongside other Aussies names such as Margot Robbie, Alli Simpson, Samara Weaving, Rose Byrne, and Phoebe Tonkin.

Proving her prowess beyond acting, Mikaela began to produce her own projects, such as the award-winning movie Madison and the Happiness Jar and the upcoming series, The Secret That Binds Us. This daring move has placed her on par with actor-producers like Leonardo Di Caprio and Elizabeth Banks. As a producer, Mikaela demonstrated an unmatchable ability to identify compelling stories primed for prime time success.

In the 2022 comedy Malibu Crush, Mikaela’s role as a producer was pivotal in earning the film a successful festival run, culminating in 25 awards, including the prestigious Cannes Film Award, and 16 nominations.

In a display of familial synergy, Mikaela has been working alongside her mother, writer/director Chrys Phillips. They have been creating content under their production company for platforms such as ViacomCBS, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Nine/STAN Australia & Netflix.

Mikaela’s latest project, The Secret That Binds Us, is a thrilling drama series set to release its eagerly awaited first season. The narrative follows four friends haunted by a dark secret from their past. As the secret resurfaces, the town of Willow Falls is thrown into chaos with an unexpected twist of events.

In addition to her impressive career trajectory, Mikaela has served as a judge for the prestigious International Stevie Awards and Women in Business Awards. She will continue to share her industry expertise in upcoming film festivals as a panelist and jury member.

To catch up with Mikaela’s journey and keep up with her upcoming projects, follow her on Instagram @mikaelaphillips. Her stellar rise in the TV and film industry is a testament to her hard work, talent, and passion, promising exciting projects on the horizon.

Ethan Chan

Ethan Chan is a talented senior correspondent for Los Angeles Magazine, known for his incisive reporting and in-depth analysis of local and national issues. With over 15 years of experience in the field of journalism, Ethanm has established himself as a respected voice in the industry.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ethan's passion for writing and storytelling was evident from a young age. After completing his education, he began his career as a reporter for a local newspaper before joining the team at Los Angeles Magazine.

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