John Lloyd Miller

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John Lloyd Miller
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Background information
Born Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupations Film director, film producer, writer, music video director
Years active 1983– present
Associated acts Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, The Smithereens, Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, George Strait, Belinda Carlisle Eazy E and NWA, Joe Cocker, The Kentucky Headhunters, Billy Ray Cyrus
Website Official Website

John Lloyd Miller is an American filmmaker who has directed, produced and/or written music videos, short films, features, documentaries, commercials and television programming.

Career[edit]

Miller has worked in virtually every aspect of the film and television business as a director, writer and producer. He began his career while attending the graduate film production program at the University of Southern California. Miller attended USC Film School with such notables as Jay Roach,[1] Greg Beeman and Ken Kwapis. Miller won a Golden Reel award along with Jacqueline Woolf for their work on "The Big Garage" directed by Greg Beeman[2] Miller began working with early music video director Jack Cole as a writer and eventually as a co-director for such artists as, Bon Jovi, Steve Perry, Amy Grant, Sawyer Brown and Dionne Warwick.

Miller has directed over 250 music videos,[3] including Garth Brooks', “The Dance”, The Smithereens, "A Girl Like You", Eazy E and NWA,[1] "Easier Said than Dunn", Reba McEntire, "What If", Dolly Parton, "Just When I Needed You Most", The Goo Goo Dolls, "There You Are", The Fat Boys and Chubby Checker, "The Twist", Billy Ray Cyrus, "I Give You My Heart" and Joe Cocker, "You Are So Beautiful".

Miller grew up in Westfield, New Jersey and upon graduation from Westfield Senior High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Miller served aboard the USS Nitro (AE-23) as a decorated member of X Division.[4]

After the Navy Miller attended Northeastern University in Boston where Miller got his first taste of production by working as an editor and director for the school's television station. Miller graduated with honors and left for California to attend the MFA program at the University of Southern California.[5]

Miller's work in music video has won countless awards, including video of the year awards for Billboard Magazine, MusicRow, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Cine Golden Eagle and CCMA. Several of John Lloyd Miller's videos appear in CMT's Greatest Videos of All Time,[6][7] including Vince Gill, "One More Last Chance", Vince Gill, "Go Rest High on That Mountain", KT Oslin, "'80s Ladies", George Strait, "Check Yes or No", Travis Tritt, "More Than You'll Ever Know", and Garth Brooks', "The Dance", which is listed as in the top five all time. A six time CMA Award nominee,[8] John Lloyd Miller is one of the top ten country music video directors of all time.[9]

In 1999 Miller collaborated with country music star Mark Collie to create what eventually became the critically acclaimed, award winning film, “I Still Miss Someone.” It was the first film portrayal of Johnny Cash. The film won awards around the world and was the only short film selected to be shown in the "30 Greatest Films of the Last 30 Years," alongside such films as "Blue Velvet", "Easy Rider", "Pulp Fiction" at the Woodstock Festival.[10][11]

Miller's has directed TV shows for HBO, VH1 and many more. As a screenwriter, Miller was contracted to write a series of three feature scripts for Dove Canyon Films. They include, “Saucer” an adaptation of New York Times Bestseller Stephen Coonts novel of the same name, “Butterfly Kisses” and "St. X Prep". He is a member of WGAe.

Miller is referenced in The Garth Factor: The Career Behind The Country's Big Boom ,[12] The Encyclopedia of Country Music,[13]Country Music Trivia & Fact Book[14] and The Garth Brooks Scrapbook,[15] and was a contributing writer to The Real Meaning of Life.[16]

Miller is the founder of The AV Squad, his production company in Tennessee and a co-creator of Beacon Bay Creative with offices in Los Angeles, Hilton Head and Nashville.

Miller is the father of twins, Jack and Ella, and resides primarily in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Awards[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Title Type Award Notes
I Still Miss Someone Short film Best Short Film, New York Independent Film Festival Won
Best Short Film, Yahoo! Online Film Festival Won
Best Short Film, Atlantic City Film Festival Won
Nashville Film Festival (2 awards)
-Best Film
-Best Short Film
Won
Method Fest, Best Actor (Mark Collie) Won
Zoie Fest (2 awards)
-Best Picture, Dramatic Short
-Audience Award, Best Short Film
Won
Best Narrative Short, South by Southwest Nominated
Best Short Film, Oberhausen International Festival Nominated
”Crack Baby"
The United Way
commercials Gold Award, WorldFest International Won
Butterfly Kisses TV Specials Won
”Influences"
HBO
TV Specials Grand Prize, WorldFest International Won
Pickin' on Nashville Long Form Platinum Award, RIAA Award Won
Vince Gill:The Videos" Won

Music videos[edit]

Title Artist Award Notes
"I Give My Heart to You" Billy Ray Cyrus Gold Award, WorldFest International Won
Video of the Year, MusicRow Awards Won
The Dance Garth Brooks Video of the Year, CMA Awards Won
Video of the Year, Music City News Won
Video of the Year, ACM Awards Won
What If Reba McEntire Gold Award, WorldFest International Won
Grand Prize, Cine Golden Eagle Won
Every Light in the House Cledus T. Judd Best Independent Video of the Year, CMT Won
Dumas Walker The Kentucky Headhunters Video of the Year, CMA Awards Nominated
Oh Lonesome Me Video of the Year, Billboard Magazine Won
Video of the Year, Music Row Awards Won
The Ballad of Davy Crockett Video of the Year, Billboard Magazine Won
”Little Tears" Joy Lynn White Grand Prize, Cine Golden Eagle Won
Grand Prize, WorldFest International Won
Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle Gold Award, WorldFest International Won
That Kind of Girl Patty Loveless New York Film Festival Nominated
Check Yes or No George Strait Grand Prize, TNN Won
Video of the Year, CMA Awards Nominated
Video of the Year, Country Weekly Magazine Won
Go Rest High on That Mountain Vince Gill Video of the Year, CCMA Won
WorldFest International Nominated
Video of the Year, CMA Awards Nominated
Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away Video of the Year, CMA Awards Nominated
Look at Us Video of the Year, CMA Awards Nominated
When Love Finds You Video of the Year, CMA Awards Nominated
80's Ladies K.T. Oslin Video of the Year, ACM Awards Won

Select music video filmography[edit]

Select commercials, TV, & film[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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