Without a dime to their names or a single meaningful contact in Hollywood, the determined identical twins and former Abercrombie & Fitch models, Logan and Noah Miller made their dream of making a movie come true. First they ambushed Ed Harris and got him to agree to play their father, and then they secured major financing and a cast and crew with 11 Academy Awards and 26 nominations. Their incredible, inspiring story, and fearless determination will resonate with college audiences, aspiring filmmakers and writers, corporations, entrepreneurs, and anyone wishing to follow their dream.
When the Miller's homeless father died alone in a jail cell, they vowed, come hell or high water, that their film, Touching Home, would be made as a dedication to their love for him. Their book Either You're in or You're in the Way (Harper), tells the amazing story of how they managed to write, produce, act, and direct a feature film in under a year. Their inspiring story is essential for aspiring filmmakers as well as any audience looking for a fast-paced, thrill ride of heartbreak and redemption. They are the perfect keynote speakers for schools, universities, film societies, corporations, and fundraisers. They have already spoken at schools across Northern California, hospitals, and at special events and film festivals all over the country. Their story will have audiences on the edge of their seats, rooting for the brothers as they tackle major obstacles with fortitude and humor.
The Millers' story has appeared on numerous television and radio shows including the Today Show, Fox News, NPR, as well as national newspapers such as the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and other magazines and web outlets.
With an alcoholic father who lived most of the time in his truck and a single mother trying to eek out a living to raise them, the Miller twins had a tough childhood. Raised as roofers in Northern California, their talent and athletic ability helped fuel their dream of becoming professional baseball players. When that dream failed, they scraped out an existence as bingo callers, ditch diggers, and house painters. Always sticking together, the brothers were eventually plucked out of obscurity by a high fashion modeling scout. The brothers were briefly suckered into the world of modeling, but somehow avoided the circus. In a particularly hilarious episode, the ultra famous fashion photographer David LaChapelle declares his intentions during a shoot to put Noah in a g-string and paint his body gold. The twins escaped from the shoot, pocketing a large portion of the food from the catering table, and never looked back.
Broke but not broken, they set their sights on making the film they had always talked about with their dad. With lots of moxie, 17 credit cards, and an unbelievable string of good fortune, Either You're in or You're in the Way is the story of how they did it. In 2006, the brothers were awarded the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, and their screenwriting, directorial, and acting debut Touching Home premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April of 2008. They were presented with an official proclamation from the mayor of San Francisco at the launch of Bookstock in 2009.
They live in northern California and hold no degrees.
Praise for the Miller brothers and Either You're in or You're in the Way:
"What the Miller brothers have accomplished is nothing short of miraculous. You've got to read it to believe it."
-- Ed Harris, Four-Time Academy Award Nominated Actor
"A tour de force of laugh out loud wit, determination, and triumph. With Either You're in or You're in the Way the Miller brothers have grabbed the American dream by the tail... This book deserves every accolade."
-- Tess Uriza Holthe, best-selling author of When the Elephants Dance and The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes
"This quick-witted narrative is bona fide inspiration -- no canned chicken soup. It'll suck you in, and it's not just for movie fans."
-- Library Journal (starred review)
"An upbeat and downright inspiring read, the Millers link both the nail-biting tension they endure as they face each hurdle and the heights they reach with their many triumphs."