Today we’d like to introduce you to Gary Miller.
Gary, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started dabbling in the entertainment field when I was still in college. I started a film production company and I was performing stand up and improv 3+ times a week while getting my degree. I kept myself busy and graduated with a degree in English and Theater. I got accepted into a conservatory in New York for acting but couldn’t get the finances right. I was admittedly pretty depressed about that. I thought I had to be there to do what I wanted. I had a talk with a professor about where I wanted to go after graduation, I decided Chicago would be a good place to be. I lived in my car and with a friend for a Summer then in Chicago directly after graduating before coming home to Colorado. I had only planned to stay in Colorado for three months and move back to Chicago but then, I started booking things here and within a year, I was living back in Denver performing, writing, and making films. I’ve always felt confident in my work ethic enough to feel I can create something anywhere I am.
Has it been a smooth road?
Smooth is not what I gravitate to and I think that’s been evident in the road I’ve taken. If it’s smooth there usually isn’t a challenge. Most of the struggles have been monetary and things I’ve mostly kept to myself. I’ve been fortunate to have a sense of humor and a will to write about things that I’ve been through. I had a moment of realization recently when I bought myself a flu shot with money from a commercial I did. I felt tremendous gratification from that. I told a friend about it and they laughed. A few years ago, my family was inches away from not having a home, it felt huge to me.
I would say the best part of struggling on my own for a while led me to others who like to do tough things with an independent fervor. I love to work and I wouldn’t be in the situation I’m in without my family and the friends I create with.
Please tell us more about what you do, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I work as an actor, writer, and filmmaker. I’ve been proud of the work I’ve done in all facets. I definitely have a hard time selling myself. I’m stubborn and want my work to speak for itself. Admittedly, it’s an ego thing. I want to create, create, create, and hopefully, it makes an impact, then create some more.
I think what sets me apart from others is my self-discipline and energy. I love working. I used to just say I was a comedian but I’ve admittedly been doing more dramatic roles and writing as of late. I’ll always love comedy but It’s not what I confine myself too, even if my sense of humor always comes into play.
As far as the production companies I’m apart of with Angotango Pictures and Best Worst Cantina Media, I would say they are vastly different and allow me to try different things. My good friend Anthony Ngo (Angotango Pictures) and I are currently in Pre-Production on a feature-length film written by Rob McNeil and starring Megan Elisabeth Kelly. I’m excited to be working on that. I’ll definitely be telling everyone about that one. I’m usually quiet about what I’m up to, so that’s something I’m proud of.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and the least?
Denver is my home. When I lived in other cities, I missed being able to go to Red Rocks or go fishing with my brothers whenever I want. I love that If I wanted to I could get a beer, a joint, and a doughnut all within a couple of feet of each other then watch the sunset over the mountains with my loved ones. That’s incredible to me.
I think the traffic has to be the biggest complaint I’d levy against this city. I think we’re due for jetpacks. I’d go back to horses on the grid too.
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- $8-10 to see Boulder Fringe Fest Performance http://www.boulderfringe.com/event/79ef148e2fa6916129890685c9ad7c26
- Address: 375 Julian st
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- Website: https://www.garymillerbwc.com/
- Phone: 7207055614
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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