August 01, 2007

Joel Miller's The Still Life


Joel Miller

Artist Joel Miller's movie The Still Life, written, directed and produced by Miller, is scheduled for release in August of 2007. Miller wrote most of the lyrics for the soundtrack. The film, the story of how a reclusive artist develops a new genre of art derived from self-hatred, received a Hollywood 2007 award of the Global Art Film Fest in the category "Outstanding Music Composers," and Best Actress, Art Direction, and 2nd place Best Feature Film at the Peoria Film Festival.

For The Still Life soundtrack, Joel collaborated with Toad the Wet Sprocket's Dean Dinning on two of the songs (one of which was sung by Guns N Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed), Eddie Hedges (Blessid Union of Souls) and Louise Post (Veruca Salt), just to name a few. Miller described his experience with The Still Life, which was his first film as a director, as a "fantastic experience" and "a dream come true." When he could not find a manager or agent, Miller decided to make the film himself and provided the budget from his own pocket. A University of Southern California graduate, Miller is the founder of the company Albion Entertainment Inc., which produced The Still Life. Miller is currently switching focus to a musical he is writing with Dean Dinning and a horror movie, which he collaborated on the score with Jay E, Nelly's producer. He aspires to be a professional screenwriter and filmmaker.