Steven C. Miller
Steven C. Miller was a prolific action writer and director who helmed several genre films that were successful on the indie circuit. Born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Miller always had a desire to make movies. His father bought him a clunky VHS camera when he was just a boy, and from there, the teenaged Miller was off to the races, making numerous low budget short films and music videos. When it came time to enter college, Miller chose the TV and Film program at Full Sail University in Florida. He graduated in 2005, and immediately set off to Hollywood with only a few hundred bucks in his pocket. His dream, of course, was to make movies for a living. Within two years, and after making enough contacts in the film industry, Miller secured a $30,000 budget to direct his first feature, "Automaton Transfusion" (2008). The film, a zombie horror flick that takes place in the early 1970s, was bought by Bob Weinstein's Dimension Films and received a nationwide distribution. The success of the film put Miller on the radar of various studio executives. As fate would have it, however, Miller felt held back by the snail pace of studio filmmaking. After two years and lots of meetings, he decided to return to his indie roots. Equipped with a renewed passion for filmmaking, Miller directed two low-budget genre films, "The Aggression Scale" (2012), a crime thriller, and "Under the Bed," a horror movie (2012). Both ultra-low budget films were financially successful, thus bestowing Miller with the clout he needed to direct future indie films. For his next project, Miller remade 1984's Christmas-themed slasher film, "Silent Night, Deadly Night" as "Silent Night" (2012). Fans of the original were very pleased with Miller's take on the cult horror movie, thus further cementing his status as one of the most talked about indie horror directors of his generation.