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John Lloyd Miller

John Lloyd MillerMiller has worked in virtually every aspect of the film and television business as a director, writer and producer.

He grew up in Westfield, New Jersey and, upon graduating from high school, enlisted in the United States Navy. After the Navy, Miller attended Northeastern University in Boston where he worked 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.

Miller began directing music videos while in graduate school has directed hundreds in all genres, including Garth Brooks', “The Dance”, The Smithereens, "A Girl Like You", Eazy E and NWA, "Easier Said than Dunn", The Goo Goo Dolls, "There You Are", The Fat Boys and Chubby Checker, "The Twist", Joe Cocker, "You Are So Beautiful" and Vince Gill, “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”

He also played tambourine on The Kentucky Headhunters, “Blue Moon of Kentucky” recording from their album, “Rave On.”

Miller is a 7 time CMA nominee, a CMA Video of the Year Award winner as well as winning countless Video of the Year awards from the ACM, Billboard Magazine, Cine Golden Eagle and many more.

In 1999 Miller collaborated with country music star Mark Collie to create the short film, “I Still Miss Someone,” the first film portrayal of Johnny Cash. The film won awards from festivals around the world and was the only short film shown in the Woodstock Festival's "30 Greatest Films of the Last 30 Years," alongside "Blue Velvet", "Easy Rider", and "Pulp Fiction."

Miller has directed TV shows for HBO, VH1, FX and many more.

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 twin teenagers, an alumnus of Leadership Music, and a member of the WGAe.