Jeff sings the ,’”God-Why-Don’t-You-Love-Me” Blues’ from Stephen Sondheim’s musical, ‘Follies’ (1971), in his first NYC appearance with the Cranky Cabaret (5/29/14)
Jeff is proud to announce he will be performing with the Cranky Cabaret on the last Thursday and Friday of May (29/30) in downtown Manhattan. Clearly, the song choices are rather specific in their tone, so Jeff is having fun making interesting choices that will hopefully be both cranky and fun!
If you’re going to be in the NYC area and wish to attend, please read the post fully, and also drop us a line here at jeffam.com via our ‘Contact Us’ widget on the left side of the homepage, so we can keep a tally of seats. Jeff will make a profit on these performances if five or more of you attend, so bring your friends, and let’s get on with the Follies!
Come to our show! $20 includes an OPEN BAR!!! Space is limited!
Reserve your seat with a cast member today!
Featuring: Lori Minor, Alle Kalthoff, Erica Ackerman, Elyse Moon, Grace Bennett, Laurel Andersen, Isaac Harold, Clara Katz-Andrade, Seydurah Avecmoi, Anne Norland, Keith Allen & Christina Rose Rahn, and introducing Jeff Miller!
With M.C’s Ella Metuki & Chris Poeschl Jackie Sager on Piano, and Katrina Art on lights! May 29 & 30, 2014
At The Black Box at Joria Studios 260 W. 36 Street, 3rd Floor, NYC 10018 Showtimes: Thursday & Friday 8:00 (house and bar open at 7:45!)
This is the official trailer for a project that is currently in production: I’m headed back to Rochester(NY) this weekend to (hopefully) wrap principal photography on Runze Zhou’s graduate thesis film. Work began on this project in the fall, and I have enjoyed collaborating with Runze once again. As evidenced by this trailer, we are in the presence of a talented filmmaker.
I’m supremely pleased to report that my first official job in greater Manhattan materialized in film work as an AD (assistant to the director) for Mike Dispenza on a commercial shoot for Bodegas San Prudencio. The shoot took place at Sons of Essex pub on the Lower East Side, and I could not have been happier working for Mike which also reunited me with fellow RIT SoFA alum Brianna Byrne. Mike Dispenza has been an important advocate in helping me set up shop in the Greater NYC area, having drafted me in 2013 to work as his PA (production assistant) for Nicole Celebre´s Music Video last Spring(see previous post).
Jeff Miller and ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’, Juan Pablo Galavais, have joined forces for a series of smart new television spots promoting Rochester Appliance in Henrietta, NY.
Ithaca-born Galavais is a veteran footballer in his native Venezuela, and currently resides in Miami with his daughter. His popularity as the current ‘Bachelor’ on ABC has drawn him as much fame as it has controversy, but this ad campaign -rolling out simultaneously on Rochester Appliance’s Youtube channel and Website – will likely endure as one of the smartest promotions to come out of Rochester market for some time. The campaign, designed to exploit Galavais’ immediate popularity with ‘The Bachelor’ by placing the TV sensation as an employee at Rochester Appliance, are the brainchild of Rochester Appliance owner Dean Eaton’s innovative approach to promoting RA’s new showroom in the Genesee Valley Regional Market, and the master work of hot new team of Director Sullivan Slentz and Northlight Production’s Aaron Gordon and Matt Spaull, and feature several local actors in humorous, if compromising situations for the plighted TV hearthrob. In each of the commercial spots which began airing last Monday, Jeff appears as Juan Pablo’s manager, and is also the featured voice actor for the entire series, scheduled to roll out during each week’s broadcast of the reality series on Rochester’s local ABC affiliate, WHAM-13.
Jeff & Slentz recently completed work on Slentz’s original short subject, ‘CLEMENTIA’ (see previous posts). He is also working with Eaton and the Northlight team as RA’s new spokesperson, currently featured on RA’s new website.
Clementia(2014) is a forthcoming short film by Rochester Institute of Technology Graduate film student Sullivan Slentz, to be presented as his thesis. The dark drama features Jeff as Joe Patterson, a bookseller who’s downward spiral threatens to take actor Kevin Rose down with him. This unique teaser also showcases the film students credited with Clementia’s production.
CLEMENTIA is expected to become available in the Spring of 2014. Check out the Official Clementia Facebook page for more updates. More to come!
Excellent mid-century film about one of the pioneers of cinematography, Sir William Freise-Greene (1855-1921), credited with patenting the celluloid multi-image projection process in 1888. Veteran actor Robert Donat (of Goodbye, Mr. Chips fame), seen here for the first time in colour, gives a dynamic portrayal of a man possessed as he births the process which ultimately yields a film of Hyde Park at eight frames-per-second: likely the earliest projection, but which prompted years of patent lawsuits and heartache for its inventor (Freise-Greene was victorious).
Director John Boulting’s film was the official entry in the highly-touted propaganda of 1951′s Festival of Britain, and boasted a virtual who’s who in British Cinema amongst its sizable cast: Many of the finest British actors of the day make brief appearances here in solidarity to bring attention to the man who’s inestimable legacy had become virtually lost to history. Look fast for Lawrence Olivier in one of the best – and certainly one of the most understated – film cameos ever. – @tweetjeffmiller
The Magic Box (1951)
BRING HIM HOME: Recorded live in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music,
14 Jan. 2014 during the Eastman Community Chamber Singers Winter concert.
Ryan Faulkner, piano
Filmed and edited by Runze Zhou, graduate student of film in the School of Film & Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology(NY)
21 December, 2014; Eastman School of Music
‘The Prairie’ is part of, ‘The Best of Times’(2010), a seven-song cycle for chamber choir based on the prose of Charles Dickens, composed by Tom Rasley (1950 – ).
Jeff Miller directs the Eastman Community Chamber Singers, with Ryan Faulkner at the piano.
Slap Shot (1977)
Excellent film, from screenplay to screen. George Roy Hill crafted a solid, smart, progressive adult comedy that transcended the mores of the era and has stood the test of time. Paul Newman, an actor’s hero in any era, further endeared himself to his craft with a level of commitmemt to this project that both audiences and actors can appreciate. Slap Shot serves as an excellent time capsule, and has since achieved cult status in both British Columbia and the ranks of most NHL teams as a “training film”: The true sign of success.