LOS ANGELES, USA // Tamika Miller is an award-winning commercial and narrative director living in Los Angeles, California. In 2019, SHOOT Magazine chose Tamika as 1 of 32 NEW directors to watch, and presented her work at the Director’s Guild of America in New York.
Tamika was selected as one of only six directors, from over 400 applicants, to participate in the Commercial Directors Diversity Program – a DGA/AICP initiative created to increase the representation of women and under-represented directors in commercial advertising.
Tamika has received numerous awards and recognitions including Best Commercial at the LA Femme Festival, Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase Grand Prize for Best Narrative, Outfest Audience Award for Outstanding Short Narrative, San Francisco Black Film Festival Award for Best Short, Reel Sisters Film Festival Award for Best Short Narrative and many others.
In addition to commercials, in 2020 Tamika directed the TV movie The Christmas Lottery for MarVista Entertainment. She is also currently developing her much-anticipated feature film UNDERCARD, starring actress/comedienne Wanda Sykes in her first dramatic role.
An advocate for storytelling where women and people of color are at the center, Tamika co-founded Black Films Travel - a conscious initiative that dispels the myth that Black films don't make money overseas. In 2021, Black Films Travel will launch its inaugural short-film competition focused on stories about the African-American and/or African Diaspora experience, whereby two filmmakers will each be awarded a film grant to produce their short films.
Furthermore, Tamika was named to the Board of Directors of OUTFEST - the leading organization showcasing, nurturing and preserving lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender film images. Tamika proudly served on the Board for six years.
A gifted filmmaker, Tamika is a tremendous talent and truly a triple threat.