Chip Miller

Chip Miller

Partner at Desert C.A.M. Studios
Content Creator, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Illustrator, Music Supervisor, Narrator, Producer, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Singer, Songwriter, Videographer and Voice Artist

Palm Desert, California

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About Chip

Feature film, network & cable TV, content creator, commercial, documentary, and music video director, producer, WGA screenwriter, Editor, ex film development exec, and former Madison Ave ad agency creative director. Also an award-winning illustrator & graphic designer, music producer & supervisor, published author, and songwriter/recording artist with alt folk rock band, Old Sand Mill. Am co-founder and head of Desert C.A.M. Studios, a video & audio production & full-service post-production company out of Burbank and Palm Desert, California. Credits include: Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie,” theatrical bio doc – Co-Director (Magnolia Pictures); “Four Day Shoot,” theatrical feature – Co-Director, Editor & Music Supervisor (Generic Movie Company/All Star Entertainment); “Swerve,” theatrical feature directed by Sebastian Gutiérrez – Editor & Music Supervisor (Gramercy Pictures); “The Importance of Being Earnest,” theatrical feature w/Brock Peters, CH Pounder & Chris Calloway – Editor (Atlantic Releasing Corp); “Karma Kula: Path of the Tiger,” theatrical feature w/Liu Yun Fat & Xu Xianping – Director & Screenwriter (Sunset Studios/Windward Films); “The Californians,” theatrical feature – Producer & Co-Writer w/Liam Neeson (Parkway Pictures/Sony Entertainment); “Earth To Jimmy,” w/Nicolas Cage, Dean Cain, Hillary Swank, Alison Eastwood, Fred Ward & Sandra Bernhard – Co-Screenwriter (Saturn Films); “California Dreamin’” TV biopic mini-series on The Mamas and The Papas w/Chynna Phillips, Ricki Lake & Michelle Phillips – Screenwriter & Producer (ABC TV/Spring Creek Television); “White Mask,” theatrical feature – Screenwriter/Story (Brian DePalma Productions/Filmways Pictures); “Mortuary Academy,” theatrical feature w/Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Christopher Atkins, Perry Lang, Cesar Romero, Wolfman Jack, Stony Jackson, Anthony James & Tracy Walters – Producer, Post-Production Supervisor, Co-Music Supervisor, Produced & Recorded opening credit theme song (Sony Entertainment/Landmark Films) - premiered at Cannes Film Festival. “The Sleeping Prophet: A Story of Edgar Cayce,” theatrical biopic feature on psychic, Edgar Cayce w/Lindsay Wagner – Screenwriter & Director/Producer (NBC Films Production/Geffen Films); “Native Tongue,” theatrical feature w/Howie Mandell, Sydney Pollack, Sandra Bernhard & Ralph Macchio – Sydney Pollack was to direct - Screenwriter & Associate Producer (Mirage Productions/Warner Brothers Pictures) – unproduced due to Pollack’s death in 2008, and eventually produced aas “The Interpreter” w/Sean Penn & Nicole Kidman); “Memories Never Cry,” TV Movie of the Week w/Lindsay Wagner – Development Director & Associate Producer (CBS TV/Lindsay Wagner Productions/The Film Consortium); “Be Bop A Lula,” theatrical biopic feature on rockabilly icon, Gene Vincent w/Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn & Ray Sharkey – Screenwriter & Co-Producer (Paramount Pictures/Avenue Films); “Tron,” theatrical feature – Art Director for CGI tests (Pacific Electric Pictures/Disney Films); “The Horror Star,” theatrical feature w/Ferdinand Mayne, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot & Leon Askin – Art Director (Skouras Entertainment); “The Almighty Fred,” theatrical feature w/Bob Ginty & Tracey Walters – Development Exec, Script Doctor, actor (Skouras Entertainment); “St. Helen’s: Killer Volcano,” w/Art Carney, David Huffman, Cassie Yates, Albert Salmi, Ron O’Neal, Henry Darrow & Nehemiah Persoff – Art Director (Davis/Panzer Films); “Deniece Williams: Act Two,” TV reality pilot w/singer Deniece Williams – Director/Editor (Williams Entertainment/BET Productions); “The Sun Show,” a weekly TV children’s series – Director, Co-Producer, Editor & Music Supervisor (SSTV Production/Disney Channel – got EMMY nomination, and won 2 Accolade Awards and 2 Aegis Awards for Best Educational Video Series, Director & Music Production); “Culture Rap,” a weekly TV talk show series pilot w/James “Fitz” Fitzgerald of KJJZ Radio – Director & Editor (Desert C.A.M. Studios/Ashley Productions); “PNTV (Players Network TV)” national gaming content channel w/Paula Abdul, Will Smith, George Hamilton, Jamie Foxx, Sandra Bullock, Damon Wayans & Queen Latifah – Director/Live Switch Director, Writer/Co-Producer, Music Composer, Editor & Music Producer (Red Hots Entertainment/Las Vegas Tourism); “SSTV: Short Film Television,” monthly series w/host, Simon MacCorkindale – Director & Editor (SSTV Media/PBS TV); “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” classic British television series w/Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones & Graham Chapman – Audio Visual Artist/Assistant to Terry Gilliam (BBC 1 & II); “The British Museum,” TV documentary series – Editor (BBC II TV); “Smile By Design,” 30-minute weekly medical program w/Dr. Anne Nicholas – Director, Producer & Editor (Spectrum Content airing); “The Patti Gribow Show,” 30-minute business interview weekly series w/host, Patti Gribow – Live Switch Director, Co-Producer, Music Supervisor, Composer of theme song, Editor (Time-Warner TV); “The Rehab Radio Show,” a weekly radio program in Palm Springs, on the subject of addiction, w/hosts, Vicki Wood & Chip Miller - Co-Host, Producer, Music Producer, Composer of theme song, Editor (KGAM FM Radio Palm Springs); “Talk of the Desert,” weekly talk show with celebrity guests & host, Melinda Read – Director, Producer, Set Design, Editor (Time Warner).

In addition, helmed and produced live concert TV specials for PBS, HBO, Showtime, BET, MTV/VH-1, FNX Channel, BBC, CMT, Disney, Bravo, A&E, and MTV Europe, including: “Diahann Carroll; The Lady. The Music. The Legend,” 2008-2021 TV Pledge Special from the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, w/42-piece Orchestra, and guests Kate Ballard, Frankie Randall, Jack Jones, Keely Smith & Trini Lopez – Director & Editor (PBS TV); “Brian Wilson’s Live Pet Sounds Tour,” w/Al Jardine (The Beach Boys) live @ UCLA – Director, Camera Operator & Editor (MTV); “Encanto Del Caribe,” 2013-present TV Pledge Special shot in Puerto Rico w/Marc Anthony, Bernie Williams, Arthur Hanlon, Laura Pausini, Ana Isabelle, Natalia Jimenez & Cheo Feliciano – Post-Production Director, Editor & V.O. Show Announcer (PBS TV/Universal Latino Productions/PBS Europe); “Deniece Williams, Freda Payne & Mary Wilson: Live at LA’s Shrine Auditorium,” a Gospel TV special – Director & Editor (Spirit TV/A&E); “Frank: A Man & His Music,” shot in Las Vegas w/Bob Anderson & The Sinatra 60-piece orchestra – Co-Director & Editor (Desert C.A.M. Studios – 2020-2022); “Rhythm of the Dance,” 2013-2021 TV Pledge Special shot throughout Ireland w/The National Dance Academy of Ireland & The Young Irish Tenors – Director/Producer & Editor (PBS TV/BBC); “Rhythm of the Dance: II,” 2020-2023 TV Pledge Special shot in Dublin, Ireland w/The National Dance Academy of Ireland & The Young Irish Tenors – Co-Producer (PBS TV); “Rhythm of the Dance: St. Patrick’s Day Special,” annual seasonal program shot at Harris Arts Center in Folsom, w/ The National Dance Academy of Ireland & The Young Irish Tenors - Director, Producer, Camera Operator & Editor (Public Television annual seasonal program 2017-present); “The Kingston Trio Celebration,” 2015 through current day, shot at Avalon Hollywood Palace, w/The Kingston Trio, Al Jardine (The Beach Boys), Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles), Barry “Eve of Destruction” McGuire (The New Christy Minstrels), Shari Belafonte, Henry Diltz (Modern Folk Quartet), the last historic live performances by the late Trini Lopez and Trio founder, Bob Shane - Director, Producer, Music Producer, Editor (PBS TV/BBC); “The Kingston Trio Holiday Cheers,” Seasonal special shot at the Will Rogers Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma w/The Kingston Trio and pre-taped message from Bob Shane – Director, Producer, Camera Operator & Editor (Public Television/Desert C.A.M. Studios/Disney TV/A&E – annual holiday program since 2018); “The Kingston Trio: Live in Vancouver,” 2021 concert shot at Blue Frog Theater – Live Switch Director & Editor (Public Television/PBS Canada; “Donovan & Friends: Live from Hollywood’s Kodak Theater” 2007-2012 TV concert Pledge Special featuring filmmaker David Lynch, Mike Love (The Beach Boys) & actress Laura Dern – Co-Producer (PBS TV); “Songcatchers: The Gathering,” 2019-2024 TV concert special shot in Santa fe, NM, w/Grammy winning Indigenous recording artists, Mary Youngblood, Thirza Defoe, Jana Mashonee, Tony Redhouse, The Sampson Brothers, Alex Beeshlighaii, and interview w/Oscar winning actor, Wes Studi – Director, Producer & Editor (PBS TV/FNX Channel); “The Commodores: Live in Atlantic City,” TV special w/Natalie Cole – Director/Co-Producer (Motown TV/BET); “The World Classic Rockers Live,” shot in Ventura, CA, group features, Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Paul McCartney’s Wings), Randy Meisner (The Eagles), the late Spencer Davis (The Spencer Davis Group), the late Bruce Gary (The Knack), and the late Fergie Frederickson (Toto), Michael Monarch (Big Brother & Holding Company w/Janis Joplin, Steppenwolf), and Nicholas St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf) – Director, Camera Operator & Editor (VH-1/BBC); “Earl Scruggs: The Farewell Concert,” from the Ryman Theater, shot in Nashville, w/Vince Gill, the late Randy and Earl Scruggs, Jerry Douglas, Billy Bob Thornton & Marty Stewart – Producer & Editor (CMT/Showtime); “KJJZ’s ‘Guitars & Saxes’ Smooth Jazz Festival” w/Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, Gerald Albright, and the late Jeff Golub – Director, Camera Operator & Editor (Bravo); “Holly Robinson Live From Disneyland,” shot at the Amphitheater Pavilion – Director, Script Writer, Producer & Editor (Disney Music/Disney Channel); “MacDougal Street West: A Peter, Paul & Mary Experience,” 2019-2015 concert special from LA’s Gallery Backstage – Director, Camera Operator & Editor (PBS Arizona/PBS New Mexico); “Trini Lopez: Unplugged – Live at Cal State University,” a Q&A/Concert Special – Director & Producer (Telemundo/PBS Europe/FNX Channel/AUX); “Paul Simon’s Graceland Concert,” shot in South Africa w/Paul Simon & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Co-Editor (VH-1/Showtime); “The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour,” shot at NYC’s Madison Square Garden – Co-Editor (HBO); “Splash,” shot live at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas – Director & Editor (PNTV).

Other credits include: “Fire In The Sky,” sci-fi drama w/James Garner, DB Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg, Craig Sheffer & Henry Thomas – Story Development Director (Paramount Pictures); “Square Dance,” w/Jane Alexander, Jason Robards, Rob Lowe, Wynona Ryder & Deborah Richter - Story Development Director (Island Pictures/NBC Productions) broadcast on NBC as: “Home is Where the Heart Is); “Flashpoint” political drama w/Kris Kristofferson, Rip Torn, Treat Williams & Tess Harper - Story Development Director (Silverscreen/Tri-Star Pictures); “Lana’s Rain,” romance drama theatrical film w/Julie Orlenko & Oksana – Script Doctor & Supervisor (Reigning Pictures – recipient Best Film at Milan Film Festival, and Palm Springs Film Festival); “Sugar Mountain,” short film drama w/Lucas Elliott, Chris Marquette & Aaron Himelstein – Story Development Director, Script Doctor (Sideshow Entertainment – Winner ‘Best Short’ at Venice, New York, and Palm Springs Film Festivals). As director, producer & editor, created some early classic MTV videos, like The Cars “Magic”; The Commodores’ “Nightshift” and LL Cool J’s “Goin’ Back to Cali”; as well as hit videos for The Rolling Stones; The Pointer Sisters; Eddie Murphy; Beastie Boys; Lizzy Borden; Squeeze; Jeffrey Osborne; The Black Crowe; Danzig; Peter Murphy; Little River Band; Paul Simon; Crosby, Stills & Nash; The Bodeans; Tattoo Rodeo; MC Lyte; Young Black Teenagers; The Flirts; OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark); Taxxi; Night Ranger; Jerry Douglas; Alison Krauss, Linkin Park; The Young Irish Tenors; Trini Lopez; Madd KD; Sir Jinx; Gerald Levert; Brian Wilson; Tyrone Wells; First Love; Holly Robinson; Shane Sparks; Faith Evans; Youth Edition; Shaquille O’Neal; Charlie Wilson; The Gap Band; The Bellytwins; Bardeux; Percy Bady; Mitsou; Achim G; Boondocks; Tonya; David Josias; Sons of Soul; Robyn Michelle; Jonny Z; Hand of Fate; The Curve; Fancy; Rappin’ Granny; Sircle of Silence; Christine in the Attic; Wrathchild America; Actors & Athletes Against Gang Violence (w/Bryan Genesse, Carl Weathers, Liam Neeson, LA Raiders - Walter Robinson, Steve Wright, Lionel Washington & Marcus Allen); Jana Mashonee; Umberto Marzotto; Young MC; Timothy B. Schmit; Marc Anthony; Laura Pausini; Mary Youngblood; and more.

Current projects at Miller’s company, Desert C.A.M. Studios, include: “The Marriage Zone,” 2021 feature pilot for weekly sci-fi comedy content series w/Rene Ashton – Director, Co-Producer, Camera Operator, Editor (Desert C.A.M. Studios/Playtone Productions); “A Century of Black Pioneers,” 15-part TV documentary series for National Geographic Channel - Executive Producer/Co-Writer (Transform Films); “Zhohi Shoon-Kah,” ten-part live action drama action content series for Amazon Prime in development for 2021/2022 w/Jessica Alba, Michael Shannon, Josh Holloway, Jana Mashonee, Wes Studi, Buffy St. Marie – Screenwriter/Creator/Episode Director/Co-Producer (ROT Films); “The Great Silence of Harry Gleeson” biopic on Ireland’s first posthumous pardon for murder based on a true story, w/Liam Neeson – Screenwriter & Producer (in development for 2022); “Loudmouth: The Odyssey of Morton Downey, Jr.,” 2-part content biopic developed at Fox TV Pictures/FX Channel – Screenwriter & Producer (in development for 2022); “Day of the Seven Fishes,” original romantic comedy/drama sequel to “Moonstruck” – Co-Screenwriter (in development for 2022); “The Devil’s Camp,” theatrical action western feature developed w/the late Penny Marshall - Co-written w/Liam Neeson (in development for 2022); “Harlem,” mini-series based on Double Day best-selling novel by Len Riley, developed at Motown Films – Executive Producer (in development for 2022); “Scotch & Soda,” a content musical biopic on folk icons, the best-selling recording artist, The Kingston Trio – Co-Screenwriter & Producer (in development for 2022); “Native Tongue,” theatrical feature drama/comedy set at the UN, developed by Sydney Pollack’s Mirage productions - Screenwriter & Director (in development for 2023); “And The Sky is Gray: The Mamas and The Papas,” a content biopic mini-series about 60’s rock legends, The Mamas and The Papas - Screenwriter & Producer (in development for 2022/2023); “The Freak: a Story about Edgar Cayce,” theatrical biopic feature film on iconic psychic, Edgar Cayce – Screenwriter, Producer (in development w/Paramount Pictures for 2022/2023).

Miller won dozens of top industry awards, including:
CMT Music Video Awards, MTV Video Awards, MTV Australia Video Award, MTV Europe Video Awards, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, National Accolade Awards, National AEGIS Awards, Clio Awards, DANAE Literary Award, Jasper Communications Awards, The ENTENTE Award, Los Angeles Art Director Award, Golden Pyramid Awards, Smithsonian Institute’s Aerospace Division Award, Clover Writer’s Society of America Award, Anglia Literary Organization of Great Britain Award, Writer’s Circle Award, and more. He is a member of the WGAw (Writer’s Guild of America West); ASCAP; BMI Music International; NY Literary Society; American Marketing Association; NY Society of Illustrators; NY Art Directors Guild; (PGAw) Producers Guild of America; Off Broadway Guild of NY; Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; and pending DGA (Directors Guild).

Miller was born in Paterson, NJ, is a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Manhattan School of Visual Arts; a Bachelor of Communications from London University; and has additional Art Certificates from Newark School of Fine Art and Pratt University. He served in US Air Force as a photographer, graphic designer & writer for the Stars and Stripes Newspaper and was discharged honorably. Miller practices Yoga, is a hiker, bicyclist, avid reader, and a spoken word performer. His base is Burbank and Palm Desert, CA.

All current credits on IMDB Pro.

Unique traits: Mentor; tenacious; focused; multi-tasker; entrepreneurial; and enjoy creative collaboration

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