Mike Miller is a writer from Denver, Colorado. His work is focused on comedy, at least he thinks so, and frequently focuses independent thinkers and hopeful heroes who capture your heart.
Mike studied a bunch of other stuff before he took his first class in comedy writing at the Second City in Chicago. He will tell you that first class changed everything. Magic!
Mike chased his passion across the country. He traveled between Denver and Chicago to Study Comedy Writing and Improv at the Second City in Chicago, becoming perhaps the longest distance commuter student to date. He also mastered the art of finding comfortable spots to sleep at O’Hare airport.
Mike wrote sketch comedy, acted and performed improv on stage in Denver while continuing his Second City Training. His jokes won laughs and hearts, and he was recruited to write Monologue Jokes for Late Night with Julian Clark filmed at the Second City in Hollywood and the Emcee Scripts and Digital Short Content for the Rocky Mountain Women in Cable Television Awards.
Mike’s journey continued at UCLA where he completed the Professional Program in Writing for Television (2015) and the Professional Program in Screenwriting (2017).
Mike’s first television script won First Place in the TV Writer Script Spectacular (2015), Third Place in CineStory Digital TV Competition (2017), and was a Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival (2016).
Mike’s first feature script won the UCLA Nate Wilson Joie De Vivre Honorable Mention (2017) , was a quarterfinalist in the Final Draft Big Break Competition (2017), and a Semi-Finalist in the ScreenCraft Screenplay Competition (2018).
Before taking the plunge into screenwriting Mike was a C.E.O., founded a tech company, helped develop ski resorts and urban renewal projects, was a help desk technician, a software programmer, a blind skier guide, a suicide prevention hotline counselor volunteer (most rewarding), and a board member of a non-profit helping at risk families in Denver. Mike credits these diverse experiences as the well he draws upon for his characters and stories.