Courtney Miller

Courtney Miller

Courtney Miller Films
Director, Screenwriter and Producer

Los Angeles, California

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About Courtney

Born in Compton California and a graduate of the famed Los Angeles county high school for the performing arts, Courtney Miller is an award-winning writer, director, and choreographer whose television and film credits included “A Stone Cold Christmas”, “Saints & Sinners”, and “13th Step.

He has directed commercials for Nike, Apple, and Hewlett-Packard utilizing his comedic timing and dance background which honed as a choreographer for artists like Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Beyonce’.

In November of 2018 he released “A Stone Cold Christmas” for the Bounce TV network. It received the network’s highest viewing audience in the 18-44 demographic with over 1.4 million viewers.

In January 2019, Courtney joined the writer’s room for Bounce TV’s highest rated drama ‘Saints & Sinners’ where he will be writing and directing two episodes.

He currently has a development deal for two original movies for Bounce TV and has recently completed two feature film scripts: ‘The First’, adapted from a novel, it’s a grounded superhero film with an African American female lead, and ‘Ghosts of the South’, a wholly original script (“Social Thriller”) which takes place in Louisiana & discusses the themes of family, race, and coming to terms with mistakes of the past.

Courtney is represented by First Friday Entertainment.

Unique traits: Writer, Director, Editor

Credits

  • B.T.S.B.B

    B.T.S.B.B (2019)
    TV Series Writer

  • A Stone Cold Christmas

    A Stone Cold Christmas (2018)
    Film Writer

  • Werewolf in Compton

    Werewolf in Compton (2017)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • Repairations!: The Musical

    Repairations!: The Musical (2017)
    Film (Short and Musical) Director REPAIRations! is a story about the power of optimism against forces that are seemingly more powerful than yourself. It follows the story of a man named Isaac who lives during the end of slavery (1860's), end of segregation (1960's), and President Obama's inauguration in 2008. Through song and dance, we see how Isaac navigates through an ever changing America as he discovers what he needs to do to get his slice of the "American Pie". Written by Courtney Miller

  • The China Hustle

    The China Hustle (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

  • Power the Kid

    Power the Kid (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department To escape the confronting reality of his home life, eight year old Callum retreats to the world of comic books. Stepping forward as his favourite comic book hero, Power the Kid, and together with his older sister Jane, Callum withdraws to his imagination and away from the source of their family's torment. Can Callum find the courage to banish his evil arch nemesis from their lives once and for all? Written by Anonymous

  • Anything But Frogs

    Anything But Frogs (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Anything But Frogs is a romantic comedy with Delaney, a director, who is making a musical that is to be the flagship film of her career. She is coerced to cast a stripper as the lead princess, has an investor with unreasonable demands and a crew that is full of surprises. Although her vision is deeply rooted in the virtuous fantasy life she has always led, she finds herself in a love triangle that could be the demise of her dreams. Written by David Oleary

  • The Landing

    The Landing (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A man returns to the Midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960.

  • Princess

    Princess (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department What would you do if your life was threatened? How far would you go? Would you fight for yourself or those around you? Exploring an individuals history of violence and how it manifests in adulthood, 'Princess' observes how a traumatic experience can resurface in times of extreme circumstance. Shot on location in Brisbane, Australia, 'Princess' is produced by Little Red Balloon Films and Griffith Film School. Written by Anonymous

  • The Housewife

    The Housewife (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department Eva, trapped by her controlling husband Xander, for her own good, takes matters into her own hands when she discovers the truth behind her captivity. What drastic actions will this housewife take, for freedom?

  • The Fairest of Them All

    The Fairest of Them All (2012)
    Film (Short, Crime and Fantasy) Cinematographer Little Red Riding Hood has been brutally murdered in the forest, and detectives Huntsman and Snow White are on the scene. But Huntsman's personal feelings cloud his judgement and the killer could be right under his nose..

  • Freaky Deaky

    Freaky Deaky (2012)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew He used to be on the bomb squad, but it's not until he transfers out that Chris Mankowski really begins juggling with dynamite. Rape and revenge are just the tip of the iceberg in a twisty tale that brings Detroit denizens to life - and occasional death - in all their seedy glory, circa 1974. Written by Elmore Leonard

  • Jacob Fights Giants

    Jacob Fights Giants (2012)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department When Stephanie is forced to move to the country, she must decide whether or not to join her annoying neighbour Jacob in his never-ending battle against the terrible Giants that live in the forest.

  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Five egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating myriad uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better. Written by DesertShark25

  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

    A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
    Film (Adventure and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn. Written by Mandate Pictures

  • New Girl

    New Girl (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Jess - a bubbly offbeat teacher who is known to burst into spontaneous song - catches her boyfriend with another woman, and needs a new place to live. She moves into a loft with three single guys she's never met before. Nick is a jaded law-school dropout, who usually just wants to be left alone. Schmidt is a flashy businessman, who believes he is a gift to women. Winston is a former athlete who doesn't know what to do, but really needs to win whatever it is. Can this dysfunctional group handle the "adorkable" new girl? Written by L. Hamre

  • Swallow

    Swallow (2011)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Art department Meet Gideon Swallow -- scientist, environmentalist, rock star. Young, British, and devastatingly handsome, he teaches Environmental Science at Pomona State University. His message -- of respecting the environment and saving the planet -- is wildly popular with his students, many of whom think he is a genius. Others think he is just trying to get laid. We will find out as the new schoolyear begins... Swallow has a new student in his class: Angie Horvath. She's a freshman, young and beautiful, slightly alienated from her peers, with daddy issues. She is drawn to Swallow like a moth to the flame. He seduces her - to the surprise of no one: Swallow makes a habit of these freshman conquests. But Angie is different. She's not as stable as she first appeared. Her love for Swallow becomes obsessive, and then pathological. In a misguided attempt at eco-terrorism, she chains herself to a tree in the middle of nowhere, sentencing herself to death. It is finally up to Swallow to find her, to save... Written by Anonymous

  • An American Affair

    An American Affair (2008)
    Film (Drama) Actor What if a boy's coming of age included a relationship with a woman in her 30s, a free spirit who paints and who numbers the President of the United States among her lovers? In Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1963, junior-high student Adam Stafford becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell. He steams open her mail, reads her diary, peers into her windows, and hides in her closet. CIA agents notice him; he sees them meet with her and with an anti-Castro Cuban. She hires Adam to work in her garden, and they become friends of sorts. Is theirs an American affair? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • The Butcher and the Housewife

    The Butcher and the Housewife (2005)
    Film (Comedy, Musical and Short) Composer The Butcher and the Housewife tells the story of Beverly, an uncherished housewife (Franca Vercelloni), and Pete, a supermarket butcher (Tim Hayes)- two lonely souls looking for love in small town Pennsylvania. Beverly is stuck in a loveless marriage to her vegetarian husband. The only thing she looks forward to each day is going to Ahart's, the local grocery store, where she stocks up on ground beef, bacon and mischievous glances from Pete. Pete stands behind the counter anxiously awaiting Beverly's daily visit. Sadly, he is stuck working with three unbearably immature assistants. The three youngsters find great and consistent humor in interfering with Pete's attempts at love. It is in and around the supermarket that Pete and Beverly finally come together, through their mutual love of the music of the Scorpions. Written by Anonymous

  • That's So Raven

    That's So Raven (2004 - 2005)
    Television (Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew Raven Baxter is a teenager. She can see glimpses of the future. A lot of time her visions cause problems, because she doesnt see everything that will happen, only about 5 seconds of the future. She her friends, brother, and parents always get into trouble because of her visions. Written by Anonymous

  • The Cheetah Girls

    The Cheetah Girls (2003)
    TV Movie (Comedy, Drama, Family, Music and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan high school for the performing arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a big-time producer named Jackal Johnson, who tries to make the group into superstars, but the girls run into many problems. Galleria becomes a full-time snob and forgets her friends, Dorinda has to choose between her friends or the dance club and other things that could break the Cheetah Girls apart permanently. Written by Anonymous

  • Ghosts

    Ghosts (1997)
    Film (Short, Horror and Music) Miscellaneous Crew The story tells of a small town that is very much bothered by a very strange and weird man living in a visually haunted house. One day the mayor decides to go with a couple of people from his town to the weird man who's living up the hill, and tell him to leave. When they reach the mayor starts convincing him to leave his town, but the people with the mayor started liking Michael Jackson, and he started singing to them and scaring the mayor. Until in the end the mayor gets too scared and runs away, and the people come to know that Michael isn't too bad after all. Written by Ali <alsaatij@batelco.com.bh>

  • Good Burger

    Good Burger (1997)
    Film (Comedy and Family) Actor Dexter Reed, a high-schooler is forced to get a summer job at a fast food restaurant called Good Burger after causing a car wreck by his school teacher Mr. Wheat. So Dexter must pay off his teacher's car by working very hard at Good Burger. Meanwhile things turned worse when Mondo Burger, a mammoth fast-food chain opens across the street, it looks like Good Burger is soon going to be history for good! Now it is up to Dexter and his new friend Ed the not-so bright cashier to save the day, as they develop a delicious special secret sauce that Ed created brings hundreds of new customers to their door and makes their new competition desperate to steal the recipe and all of their customers. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • ER

    ER (1996)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Actor Michael Crichton has created a medical drama that chronicles life and death in a Chicago hospital emergency room. Each episode tells the tale of another day in the ER, from the exciting to the mundane, and the joyous to the heart-rending. Frenetic pacing, interwoven plot lines, and emotional rollercoastering is used to attempt to accurately depict the stressful environment found there. This show even portrays the plight of medical students in their quest to become physicians. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

  • Red Shoe Diaries

    Red Shoe Diaries (1994)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Actor Jake, desperately trying to recover from the recent betrayal and the tragic death of his beloved fiancee, attempts a novel form of therapy to overcome his great loss. He advertises in the personals, under the pseudonym 'Red Shoes', to pay top dollar to women willing to send to him diaries of their similar experiences and how they overcame them. These are those diaries... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

Awards

  • Houston Worldfest - Silver Remi
    (2017)

  • Best Musical - Long Beach Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Director's Choice - Diversity in Cannes
    (2017)

  • Best Musical - Orlando Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Best Musical - Glendale Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Best Musical - Atlanta Shorts
    (2017)

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