Tamika Miller is an episodic, award-winning commercial and film director/writer living in Los Angeles, California. She served as a 2021 Juror for the prestigious Clio Awards - an annual award program that recognizes innovation and creative excellence in advertising, design and communication.
Tamika recently directed the television drama STATION 19 for ABC/Shondaland, as well as directed and co-produced the indie feature HONOR STUDENT, starring Emmy-Nominated actress Kelly Jenrette (All American: Homecoming, The Handmaid's Tale) and actor Hudson Yang (Fresh Off the Boat). She is currently developing her much-anticipated feature film UNDERCARD, starring actress/comedienne Wanda Sykes in her first dramatic role.
Previously, Tamika directed the television movie The Christmas Lottery for MarVista Entertainment. This same year she was selected by renown poet, novelist and activist Marge Piercy to interpret her poem, To be of use, for Motionpoems - the world's leading producer of poetry films.
SHOOT Magazine chose Tamika as a 'Director to Watch,' and presented her work at the Directors Guild of America in New York.
Tamika has received numerous awards and recognitions including Best Commercial at the LA Femme Festival, Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase Grand Prize for Best Narrative - of which her films aired on the Showtime Cable Network, 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.
As a writer, Tamika's work often reverberates with social commentary, as seen in her award-winning film /smōkd/ - a powerful short narrative that tackles the timely subject of police brutality through the eyes of twelve grand jurors deliberating the fate of a police officer. /smōkd/ screened at numerous film festivals around the world.
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.
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.