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Rex Miller Biography
Director/Cinematographer Rex Miller is a visual storyteller with an extensive background as a photographer/filmmaker, having started originally as a photographer working for local, national and international newspapers and magazines in New York City, after growing up there on the blue collar streets of Queens.
His mother emigrated from Jamaica, West Indies to New York and is of Portuguese, African, Indian and Jewish descent. His photography clients have included ABC News, American Express, Atlantic Records, Calvin Klein, CBS, Forbes, John Kennedy, Jr., John McEnroe, 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.
For the last 10 years, he has been directing, producing and shooting independent documentary films, as well as content for television. His work has appeared on HBO, PBS, Tennis Channel, and screened at major national and international film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, NY Film Festival, Full Frame and South Africa. He has been part of two Peabody-Award-Winning projects and was recently nominated for an Emmy for Cinematography.
Recent projects as director include the documentaries, SOMAY KU: A Uganda Tennis Story and Behind These Walls, both of which aired on Tennis Channel. Recent work as cinematographer includes the documentaries Private Violence (HBO) and The Loving Story (HBO), as well as the series A Chef’s Life (PBS).
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