Randall Miller

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Randall Miller is an American film director. He has directed 10 features and television movies, including his self-distributed 2008 film Bottle Shock.[1] In 2014, while he was directing the film Midnight Rider, a member of the film crew was killed during the filming a scene, and Miller ultimately pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for his role in the death.[2] He is the first director to go to jail for causing the death of a cast or crew member during filming.[3]

In 1993 Miller was nominated for CableACE Awards for his writing and direction of a short children's musical entitled Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School[4] (later remade as a feature film with the same title).[5] In 2000 he was nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Children's Programs for the Wonderful World of Disney episode "H-E Double Hockey Sticks".[6][7]



  1. ^ Anderson, John (July 30, 2008). "No Film Distributor? Then D.I.Y.". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Ted (March 9, 2015). "'Midnight Rider’ Trial: Executive Producer Jay Sedrish Won’t Serve Jail Time". Variety. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  3. ^ Robb, David; Busch, Anita (March 9, 2015). "‘Midnight Rider’ Director Randall Miller’s Prison Sentence Marks Historic First". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Jennifer Pendleton, "Rivals for CableAces not even close to HBO", Variety, November 17, 1992.
  5. ^ Dennis Harvey, "Review: ‘Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School’", Variety, January 6, 2005.
  6. ^ Dave McNary, "DGA names noms for day, kids", Variety, February 16, 2000.
  7. ^ Jerry Roberts, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors (Scarecrow Press, 2009), ISBN 978-0810863781, p. 394. Excerpts available at Google Books.

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