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Ocean Mother

Jury Special Mention
5 mins |
United States |
  • Mountain Culture
  • Water Sports
  • Women
Miko Lim
LANGUAGE(S): English


Award-winning director, Miko Lim documents a conversation about motherhood and the ocean with champion spear fisherwoman and free diver Kimi Werner. Kimi looks back on her relationship with the ocean, her journey to the peak of her sport, and how motherhood has given her a newfound appreciation of both.

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This film was part of Fall Series 2022, VIMFF 2023 and is no longer available for viewing.



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Miko Lim

Miko Lim is a Clio award-winning director and photographer. He is exceptionally passionate about highlighting an authentic human story in every project he takes on. Clients such as Adidas, Nike, and Citigroup have all tapped Lim’s unique talent to direct branded content and commercial films — including multiple projects honored with award nominations and wins. In 2022, his short documentary, “Ocean Mother” won him a Best Director Clio, his Adidas’ spot “What’s One More” was shortlisted at Cannes, and he was also named “Advertising Sport Photographer of the Year” by the Associated Press.

Lim has collaborated with a wide range of celebrity talent, athletes, and musicians, like Jennifer Lopez, Jay-Z, Michael Jordan, and Patrick Mahomes. His videos have accumulated well over 1 billion views on YouTube, and has the most viewed Adidas commercial of all time. Additionally, Lim is a vocal advocate for environmental justice, most recently directing pro-bono work for the Surfrider Foundation.


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