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Rex Miller

Born and raised in New York City, where he started commuting to school from Astoria, Queens to Manhattan on the subway at age 8, which he's sure honed his love of observing human nature, not to mention danger and adventure. A documentary and editorial photographer for the past 20 years, his clients have included ABC News, American Express, Atlantic Records, Calvin Klein, CBS, Forbes, John Kennedy, Jr., McDonald's, Musician, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Nickelodeon, the Robin Hood Foundation, Rolling Stone, Spin, Sony Music, and Time. In 1997 Miller completed All The Blues Gone, a hardcover book/CD package documenting Mississippi blues culture. All The Blues Gone has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and overseas. The book and cd were the result of a long-standing commitment to the region and its music. In 1991, Rex co-founded and served as Director (for 5 years) of the Delta Blues Education Fund, a non-profit organization that employed local Mississippi musicians to teach area children the history and techniques of delta blues music. In 1998, the students of the program were invited to the White House, where they performed for President Bill Clinton. To promote the project, he produced the first New York City Delta Blues Festival, in 1996. In 2004, Miller completed directing and producing the Documentary Short film (30 mins), I'M WALKIN': A Journey Through Parchman. The film chronicles the 10-year incarceration of Mitchell Pendelton, a Chicago-born blues musician, at Mississippi's infamous Parchman Penitentiary, a former plantation for runaway slaves. The story is told through the words and music of Pendleton, and the black and white imagery of Miller's photographs and cinematography. In 2005, "I'm Walkin'" received an award for "Best Photography" from the Honolulu International Film Festival, and a Special Mention from the Philadelphia Documentary and Fiction Festival. His second doc short, GULU STORIES, is a collection of vignettes, an intimate portrait of life on the ground in Northern Uganda, that collectively relays the pain and suffering-- but also the endurance--of the people of northern Uganda through 22 years of war. GULU STORIES has been screened by UNICEF, Amnesty International, and the International Criminal Court, and is currently in distribution with INDIEPIX. Miller is currently directing a documentary short (with Kim Quintal) entitled THE POOR HOUSE, a stylized look at the history of rural North Carolina poor houses, and is shooting the feature documentary PRIVATE VIOLENCE (on domestic violence) for the filmmaker Cynthia Hill. A nationally ranked tennis player and competitive kickboxer, Miller ran Rexsport for 5 years, a Personal Coaching business, training highly motivated and competitive junior and adult athletes in Tennis, Thaiboxing and motivational techniques. He currently lives and works in Durham, North Carolina.

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Gulu Stories - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 30 minutes

(2006)

An intimate portrait of life on the ground in Northern Uganda. Through camp fire stories, aid worker accounts, and performances by local musicians, the film stitches together anecdotes that collectively relay the pain and suffering, but&hellip…

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Gulu Stories

$14.95 | 30 minutes

(2006) - Director, Editor

An intimate portrait of life on the ground in Northern Uganda. Through camp fire stories, aid worker accounts and performances by local musicians, the film stitches together anecdotes that collectively relay the pain and suffering, but&hellip…

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Gulu Stories - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 30 minutes

(2006)

An intimate portrait of life on the ground in Northern Uganda. Through camp fire stories, aid worker accounts, and performances by local musicians, the film stitches together anecdotes that collectively relay the pain and suffering, but&hellip…

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