Mike Miller is a screenwriter, comedian, and improviser with an overactive imagination and a passion for crafting memorable characters in stories that touch audience’s hearts. Mike began his screenwriting journey studying improv and comedy writing at the Second City in Los Angeles and Chicago and practiced entertaining audiences performing on stage, crafting sketches in writers room, and writing monologue jokes for late night and awards shows.
Mike graduated from UCLA’s Professional Program in Writing for Television in 2015 and his first television script won first place in the TV Writers Scriptacular, third place at CineStory, and was a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival. He continued to study storytelling and graduated from UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting in 2017 and his first Feature Script won the Nate Wilson Joie de Vivre Honorable Mention and placed in both the Final Draft Big Break and ScreenCraft Screenwriting Competitions.
This was just the beginning of Mike’s journey into screenwriting. View Mike’s current projects here.
Mike enjoys Telemark Skiing in the Colorado Mountains, exploring the world, and encouraging new writers to discover their comedy voice teaching improv and comedy writing at the University of Denver and the Universidad Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara Mexico.
Prior to his journey into screenwriting Mike had a professional career filled with experiences he considers invaluable research for his stories, characters, and perspectives. He has a vast library from his first job washing dishes, chef’s apprentice, tech company founder, his tenure as unlikely CEO, and working on the design and creation of ski resorts and urban neighborhoods. Oh, what great adventures to draw from.
Throughout every adventure Mike focuses on giving back to his community. After the experience of losing a family member to suicide Mike decided to help with this nationwide epidemic by volunteering as a teen suicide prevention hotline counselor. While living in Vail Mike volunteered as a blind skier guide and with the Winter Park disabled ski program. Upon moving to Denver mike volunteered and later served as a board member of Fresh Start, a non-profit serving at risk youth and families in the Denver area.
Pictured above is Chewie, Mike’s snow loving writing companion.