Mikelis is one of the stories in the Royce Leville collection The Book of Names (Rippple Books, 2015). The book recently won the Australia/NZ section of the 2015 Independent Publisher Awards and has been long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

In Mikelis, director Marc Bethke saw potential for a gripping and thought-provoking short film, and adapted the story into a screenplay. Part of the money that funded the production of the film and the publication of the book was raised through a successful crowdfunding campaign.