Oliver Miller hails from Sydney Australia and has recently completed a Masters in Arts of the Screen at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, with research focused on the convergence of multi-mediality within film.
Oliver has led an eclectic career as a filmmaker, cello player, pianist, composer, arranger, sound engineer, music producer, antique restorer, and photographer, and is a co-founder of the improvising ensembles The NOISE string quartet, Amphibious and Bungarribee. Over the last 9 years, Oliver has worked closely with composer Georges Lentz on String Quartet(s), a 7- hour work for pre-recorded string quartet to be permanently played in the Australian outback in the Cobar Sound Chapel, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt. The CSC has recently been awarded a $200,000 grant by the NSW government to proceed with construction.
Oliver has been commissioned by a number of Australian contemporary music and arts organisation to create experimental films including Read/Write Error for Ensemble Offspring and Video Tunnels for Backstage music. In 2017 Oliver created a 40 minute video backing -Within/Without, for a performance of The NOISE string quartet at the Brisbane Powerhouse for the Restrung Festival.
Early 2019 saw the completion of Electric, a 23-minute short film focused on the world’s first experiments with shock therapy in Italy 1938. It draws its unique text from a radio-play by Francis Webb, Australia’s great genius of poetry. Electric is currently in submission to major international film festivals.
Oliver also develops music for other director's films and advertising projects, and currently is in the process of creating a feature length film based on three poetic sequences by the poet Francis Webb.
In the mix for Electric
On set for Electric with Matt Toll (Cinematographer), Richard Cox (associate producer) and Bella Cannarvo (Costume Designer)