About Me

Monty Miranda is a director, writer and producer. He was born at Hahn Air Base, Germany. He began his post high school studies at the Air Force Academy and after six challenging months and one easy decision; he resigned and enrolled in the University of Colorado to study filmmaking and journalism.

Mr. Miranda's first experience as a Director was with the unauthorized use of the family Super 8 mm movie camera at age eight; which ignited his passion for filmmaking. Upon graduating Miranda founded the production company, Incite Films. Through that Denver based company Miranda directed hundreds of national television commercials for a variety of clients ranging from McDonalds to TIVO. In addition to commercials Incite Films created the first national video game television series: Twitch which ran for two seasons and Mr. Miranda directed.

Monty Miranda’s feature film directorial debut, Skills Like This, won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the SXSW Film Festival. In over 20 film festival appearances the darkly comic film continued on to receive “Best of the Fest” honors at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize for Best American Feature Jacksonville Film Festival and a Free Spirit Award Nomination at the Warsaw International Film Festival. Upon the film’s theatrical release Miranda received strong reviews from The New York Times, “…eye catching direction”, SALON, “cheerfully anarchic…indescribably genuine”, to Variety, “…artfully directed with considerable intelligence and chemistry.” Skills Like This released internation-ally, on-demand, DVD, digital, and on the premium cable network Starz.

Mr. Miranda’s work is known for its diverse use of music and keen sense of comedy. Monty has worked with such artists as Palma Violets, John Meyer, Steve Jordan, New Order, Matthew Sweet and Devotchka, actors and pro athletes from Spike Lee and Daryl Hannah to Tony Hawk. The Cannes LIONS, the CLIO’s, the Effies, the Addy’s, the BDA’s, have honored Monty Miranda’s work. His award winning political spots have been featured in the national press. CNN, the LA Times and the Washington Post praised the ads for their innovative approach and contribution to a landslide upset victory by political neophyte (GOV) John Hickenlooper, helping him win the office by the largest margin in history.

Releasing in 2014 are the Miranda directed thriller The Insomniac starring Danny Trejo and John Heard, and American Mustang, Miranda’s first 3D motion picture. Also debuting in March is Miranda’s international VISA film campaign shot on location in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
SXSW FILM Guest Panelist 2014
Director’s Guild of America Documentary nominating committee and Juror 2012-2013
Cannes Lion 2010 Festival Panelist with Gavin Polone, Common and Nick Cannon

ADCD 2011 Guest Director Panelist

”Top 25 Movers and Shakers Art, Entertainment, and Culture" 2009, 2008, 2007 • Editorial Staff Rocky Mountain News
Features Juror Starz Denver International Film Festival 2008
PROJECT GREENLIGHT • Director Finalist “Season 3”



FEATURE FILMS

AMERICAN MUSTANG (3D) • theatrical release

THE INSOMNIAC

SKILLS LIKE THIS • theatrical release (SXSW Best Narrative Feature)


FEATURE FILM AWARDS

AMERICAN MUSTANG top 10% most successful kickstarter campaign


THE INSOMNIAC


INDIEFEST USA • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Feature Film


BRECKENRIDGE FESTIVAL of FILM
Best Screenplay


ACTION on ACTION FILM FESTIVAL
Best Screenplay



SKILLS LIKE THIS

World Television Premiere Starz 2010
Digital and DVD release all media 2010
North American Theatrical Release March 2009

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL Audience Award Best Narrative Feature

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - UK “Best of the Fest”

JACKSONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
Official Closing Night Film
Jury Prize Best American Feature Film

WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL - Poland
Free Spirit Award Nomination

ASHLAND FILM FESTIVAL
Best Cinematography - Finalist
Best Acting Ensemble - Finalist

FRESNO FILM FESTIVAL – Official Opening Night Film

Starz Denver Film Festival, Popcorn Comedy Film Festival - Sweden, Indie Fest San Francisco, Wisconsin Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Salem Film Festival, Maine International Film Festival, Köln Comedy Film Festival – Germany,
Thailand World Comedy Film Festival

COMMERCIAL AWARDS

CLIOS
Denver Zoo, “Alley” commercial (Director/writer)

CANNES LIONS
THULE, “What Matters” commercial

EFFIE AWARDS “Hickenlooper for Mayor”

BBC’s MOST OUTRAGEOUS COMMERCIALS
The FOX, “Ring a Ling” commercial (Director/writer)

WORLD’S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS (FOX)
The FOX, “Ring a Ling” commercial (Director/writer)

GOLD BDA
BET MOVIES NETWORK PROMO and ID PACKAGE

1993 - 2012
AAF, DAF: 20 GOLDS, 12 BEST OF SHOWS, 5 JUDGE’S CHOICE, ADDY’S, 4 TELLYS, 7 ART DIRECTOR GOLDS,
GRAND HALO, ALFIES, EFFIES, GOLD BDA


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