The Work

The Talent

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An accomplished and awarded Director and DP, Los Angeles based Mike Miller is passionate about his craft.

Mike loves to make beautiful images. He sees the DP’s role as an extension of the director and a vital part of the process of bringing a script to life.

This informs his work as a director and he understands the role all the parts play in the storytelling.

Mike’s commercials can best be described as mini-movies.

From subtle humor to drama and action, with his many years of experience and a great feel for casting, Mike is a Director/DP able to deliver a rare combination of beautiful images, visual storytelling and great performances.

His list of major international clients includes Citibank, Avis, Ford, Qantas, United Airlines, Sony, Philips, Epson, Norwich Union and The Los Angeles Times, as well as pro-bono work for The Salvation Army and Amnesty International.

Mike’s work has consistently won awards at a long list of the world’s major award shows, including a Gold Lion at The Cannes Film Festival, Silver World Medals at The New York Festivals, Gold at The Australian Cinematographers Society (NSW) and ‘Official Selection’ at The Sundance Film Festival.

The Awards

Major recent awards and acknowledgements include:

2014 Circus Road Screenplay Contest: Semi-Finalist;
2013 ST TROPEZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Winner Best Feature Screenplay (Drama);
2013 SUNSET FILM FESTIVAL LA: Winner Best Feature Screenplay;
2013 THE SUNDANCE TRM SCREENPLAY CONTEST: Hon. Mention;
2013 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Winner Best Feature Screenplay;
2013 BEVERLY HILLS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION: Finalist;
2013 EMERGING SCREENWRITERS SCREENPLAY COMP: Finalist;
2013 FRESH VOICES SCREENPLAY COMPETITION: Finalist Best Screenplay,
Finalist Best Role Written for a Woman, Finalist Best Screen Chemistry;
2008 ANVIL AWARDS: Winner Best of Category, Winner Best of Show;
2008 FILM INDEPENDENT FELLOW – Producer;
2007 FILM INDEPENDENT FELLOW – Screenwriter;
2005 THE SLAMDANCE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION: Semi-Finalist;
2000 THE NEW YORK FESTIVALS: Best Cinematography Finalist;
1999 ATV: Best Cinematography Finalist;
1999 AWARD: Best Cinematography Finalist, Best Director Finalist;
1998 THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Official Selection in Competition;
1998 AUSTRALIAN CINEMATOGRAPHERS SOCIETY (NSW): Gold
1997 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: Finalist;
1997 THE NEW YORK FESTIVALS: Silver World Medal;
1997 SINGAPORE CREATIVE CIRCLE: Bronze Award for TV, Commendation Best Director,
Commendation Best Cinematography;

Some past awards include:

THE NEW YORK FESTIVALS: 2 Silver World Medals, 4 Finalists;
THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL: 3 Finalists;
CLIO AWARDS: 2 Finalists;
AWARD: 4 Finalists;
ATV: 2 Best of Category, 8 Finalists;
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: Gold, 2 Finalists; ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL:
Winners Trophy; MADC: 2 Silver Medals, 4 Finalists;
AADC: Silver, 2 Bronze, 3 Finalists;
NEW YORK ANDY AWARDS: 6 Finalists;
NEW YORK ART DIRECTORS CLUB / THE ONE SHOW: Finalist;
THE CAXTON AWARDS: 6 Winners Trophy.

The KUDOS

Mike is a joy to work with. Fun, collaborative and responsible, he has great taste and combines creativity with strategic understanding.

Richard Butt ~ EVP Executive Creative Director, Young & Rubicam New York

Mike Miller is without a doubt the finest, multi-talented Director/DP I’ve ever had the honor to work with. Like all the great ones, he’s passionate about his craft and never settles for second best.    

Mike Robertson ~ Executive Creative Director, Bates World Wide New York

Mike Miller is a true partner who will help you realize your vision. First he listens. Then after having understood your perspective, sharpens and adds until your good idea becomes even better. Combining outstanding talent with an obsession for perfection, Mike never fails to deliver.  

Patrick Low ~ Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Young & Rubicam

Maybe it’s because of his agency creative background, maybe it’s because of his passion and commitment, maybe it’s because of his unique sense of style, but one thing is for certain, when you do a job with Mike Miller, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy.  

Gary Horner ~ Executive Creative Director, Whybin/TBWA Sydney

Mike stands alone among all the filmmakers I have worked with in over 20 years. It would be inadequate to just call him a director. He is an expert on the entire process of filmmaking. Whether on the set or in the editing room, he knows exactly what he wants and can get it done

Vinod Nair ~ Managing Director, Network Advertising Mumbai

Mike was a pleasure to work with. Great director, easy to collaborate with.

Marcella Coad ~ Art Director, Karo Group Calgary

Mike is an incredibly patient, calm and focused film director.

Aarti Gupta ~ Script Supervisor, Mumbai

Mike is highly creative, understands actors and produces very sophisticated and classy work. The beauty he sees in his mind he translates to the screen.

Susie Maizels ~ Casting Director, Maizels

The Promise

Los Angeles based Mike Miller is a freelance Director/DP available to work anywhere in the world you happen to be or where you’d like to shoot.
With his many years of experience and professionalism Mike brings outstanding creativity and talent to every project he undertakes.
Before starting a shoot Mike plans meticulously with detailed storyboards and workshops during pre-production. By the end of it, the goal post is clear to everyone.
Mike believes this process delivers more to your production in a relaxed, enjoyable and productive atmosphere.
As Mike says, “Being totally buttoned up gives you more freedom on the day to find the magic.”
It also helps guarantee success for your film.

Contact

LOS ANGELES:

Silverlining Films
MBS Media Campus
1600 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 400
Manhattan Beach CA 90266 USA

SYDNEY:

Silverlining Films
FSA #72 Fox Studios Australia
38 Driver Ave
Sydney NSW 2021 Australia

T: +1 (310) 321 7850
Cell: +1 (310) 980 9524
F: +1 (310) 321 7810
email: Mike@silverlining.net

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