David Keith Miller

David Keith Miller

Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About David

Writing elevated thrillers and stories of adventure and transformation, David Keith Miller's 17 produced screenplays and teleplays include WRITTEN IN BLOOD with Peter Coyote, TIME LAPSE with Roy Scheider and THE GLASS CAGE with Eric Roberts.

His darkly comic thriller DOUBLE INDIANA won the Texas Film Institute screenplay competition and is presently optioned.

His historical drama THE BOOK OF REVENGE won Best in Genre in the Table Read My Screenplay 2015 L.A. competition, won Coverage, Ink's "Get Repped Now" 2015 competition, was a quarter-finalist in the Austin Film Festival 2015 script competition, received Honorable Mention in the 2015 Screenplay Festival competition and received a "Consider"​ from two coverage services.

His comic adventure WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU received a "Recommend" from Coverage, Ink, received Honorable Mention in the 2015 Screenplay Festival competition and placed in the top 50 scripts in Tracking Board's Launch Pad Screenplay Competition.

Mr. Miller has written for hire for MPCA, CineTel and American Film Partners and is experienced, flexible and resourceful on writing assignments.

Mr. Miller has an MFA in Theater from Yale University and a B.A. With Honors in Philosophy from Stanford University. Before devoting himself entirely to screenwriting he sang and danced on Broadway in two musicals, performed Shakespeare in regional theaters, studied under Tadashi Suzuki and toured with Suzuki's King Lear adaptation in the U.S. and Japan, studied acting with Jeffrey Tambor and appeared in several low budget films including the unreleased Roger Corman.cult classic THE FANTASTIC FOUR. His acting background has given him a deep understanding of what actors need from a screenwriter.

Available specs:

LOOT - contained thriller
STILL LIFE - drama
THE ICEMAN - thriller
JOHNNY DANGER - action comedy
THE FOREST WALKERS - sci-fi thriller
LOST ANGEL - fantasy action
THE BOOK OF REVENGE - historical drama
WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU - comedy adventure

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  • Written in Blood

    Written in Blood (2003)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Writer When the wife of Detective John Traveller and her lover are executed in bed and John takes the blame, his partner and friend, Detective Matthew Ransom, becomes very upset, affecting his marriage that was not working well. The lover of John's wife was the son of Luke Williams, a detective of the same department, and he does not accept the death of his son. After the trial and conviction of John, Matthew separates from his wife Mary Ramson, being sexually arrested by John's daughter Jude. Meanwhile, a serial killer kills the enemies of John, leaving clues in the crime scenes relatives to Sherlock Holmes tales and Matthew suspects of Jude. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Shattered Souls

    Shattered Souls (2002)
    Video (Horror and Thriller) Writer Lured to a dark city by her dying sister's siren call, Carrie Cameron assumes her twin's identity to hunt down the vicious killer that only she believes exists.

  • Time Lapse

    Time Lapse (2001)
    Video (Thriller) Writer Clayton Pierce is an agent working under deep cover. Although he is a top agent, he is questioning his loyalty after twenty years of service. His devotion has already cost him his wife, family and personal life. During a de-briefing from his last assignment, he is unknowingly administered the drug Oblivion, which destroys brain cells causing permanent memory loss. Within a few days of injection, the drug's effects become irreversible. Clayton will not only lose his memory, he will lose his identity as well. He realizes he can no longer rely on anyone at the agency to help him, not even his boss, Agent LaNova. With nowhere left to go, he appeals to his ex-wife, Kate, for help. Clayton and Kate must locate the antidote before it's too late. Written by Anonymous

  • The Examined Life

    The Examined Life (1998)
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  • Between the Lies

    Between the Lies (1997)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Writer A private detective has an affair with an obsessed client. She then starts putting ideas into his head that his wife is cheating on him with her dance partner hoping he will leave his wife for her. The private detective then thinks that his wife is actually having an affair and starts spying on her and ends up having an affair with his client again thinking it is OK because his wife is cheating on him when she is actually completely innocent. Written by Anonymous

  • Guarded Secrets

    Guarded Secrets (1997)
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  • Teach Me Tonight

    Teach Me Tonight (1997)
    Film (Mystery, Romance and Thriller) Writer Michael and Janie are a pair of young grad students living together on a quiet college campus. One day, Janie discovers that Michael has been cheating on her. She walks out on him, only to come back the next day to find him dead of a gunshot wound. The police suspect Janie, but the evidence seems to implicate Janie's friend, Frankie. Somehow, Janie must find a way to prove herself innocent while still protecting her friend. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • After the Game

    After the Game (1997)
    Film (Drama and Mystery) Actor Aging gambler, Benny Walsh, dies in a car wreck driving home after the biggest poker win of his life. When the crash looks suspect and the money disappears, Benny's son smells trouble and searches for the money, motives

  • Ringer

    Ringer (1996)
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  • Solitaire

    Solitaire (1996)
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  • The Glass Cage

    The Glass Cage (1996)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Writer Swarthy Paul Yeager arrives in New Orleans, and promptly gets a job bartending at La Cage du Verre, a show bar where his former girlfriend Jacqueline is a dancer and the moll of its sadistic owner, Marko. He and Jacqueline smuggle diamonds and drugs, with the local police detective in on the take. Even though Paul is ex-CIA, he's not undercover, he just wants to win Jacqueline back. His CIA pals from black ops are on hand hoping to arrest Marko's boss. Detective Montrachet finds out Paul's past and sets up a double cross. Her aims are less clear: to get back with Paul, to stay with Marko, or to run her own scam and scamper away? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • I Like to Play Games

    I Like to Play Games (1995)
    Film (Drama) Writer Michael is looking for a woman who likes to play games, but when he finds Suzzanne, she might just be more than he bargained for.

  • Playing Dangerous

    Playing Dangerous (1995)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Thriller and Family) Actor A young scientific whiz (Mikey LeBeau) virtually single-handedly defeats corporate mercernaries who take his family hostage to get a blueprint for a top secret super-fast computer chip. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • The Fantastic Four

    The Fantastic Four (1994)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Actor In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called the Fantastic Four. They then fight their arch-enemy Dr. Doom. Written by Paul Zenisek <zenny@mn.frontiercomm.net>

  • Turn of the Blade

    Turn of the Blade (1994)
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  • Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins

    Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins (1994)
    TV Movie (Adventure and Family) Actor A young boy with an active imagination vacations at Treasure Island in Las Vegas with his parents and fantasizes that he meets Long John Silver.

  • Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert

    Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert (1993)
    TV Movie (Action, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Cutter, a down on his luck cop, waits for a early retirement from the Palm Springs police due to his leg problem, while spending his days in the local bar. P.I. Brita Burrows offers him a 1000 dollars work to follow her client's husband. While on the job he meets a young hotshot cop, Hareem, who's looking for a Mexican who might be involved in a drug trade and was last seen with their client's husband. He joins the case. Cutter asks his ex-cop buddy Graves, who's haunted by the guilt for killing a boy by mistake, to help out with the job. Cutter likes Brita, Brita wants the client's check, Hareem wants a promotion, and Graves needs some peace for his soul. Written by Anonymous

Awards

  • Semifinalist, Table Read My Screenplay Competition
    (2016)

  • Quarterfinalist, Austin Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Top 50 Scripts, Launch Pad Screenplay Competition
    (2015)

  • Honorable Mention, Screenplay Festival Competition
    (2015)

  • Best in Genre, Table Read My Screenplay Competition
    (2015)

  • Winner, Texas Film Institute Screenplay Competition
    (2002)

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