Miller-Villela Productions, LLC is the creative collaboration of Producer Mark W. Miller and Writer/Director Bernardo Villela.
Our mission is to produce thought provoking film, theatrical, and musical and performing arts productions of the highest caliber.
Mark's production career began with a critically acclaimed short film adaptation of Stephen King's Suffer the Little Children (go to www.sufferproductions.com). He and writer/director Bernardo Villela relocated to Wilmington, Delaware where Bernardo continues to write and offer editing services and film acting classes.
In 2007, Mark collaborated as an Executive Producer with actor and filmmaker Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park, The Cure, Simon Birch, Star Kid) on Joe's post-graduate directorial debut, Matters of Life and Death (www.mattersoflifeanddeath.com). The film stars Joseph Mazzello, David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck, A League of Their Own, Simon Birch, Dolores Claiborne), Daniel Gillies (Spider-Man 2, Bride & Prejudice, Trespassing) and Rachael Leigh Cook (Josie and the Pussycats, Texas Rangers).
Mark has also been involved in a number of theatrical productions, assisting non-profit theatres with productions including A Christmas Story, The Silver Whistle, Wild Oats, Just So, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Oliver!, The Little Prince and the recent smash hit Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka. Mark's activities have extended to set design and build for a number of plays as well, including those for the award-winning one-acts he produced - Dementia Unlimited, The Remission Tree, and Waking Charlie. Mark has also served on the board of directors of a 501(c)(3) community theatre.
Mark continues to be a passionate supporter of the arts, including indie film and music, theatre, and dance, locally and nationally. He recently produced the award winning short film The Watermelon Wagon Killer, and is currently in pre-production on the original horror feature All Hallows' Eve.
Bernardo's career began with his formal filmmaking education at Fairleigh-Dickinson University as well as Long Island University - C.W. Post. His first film, Suffer the Little Children, has won 4 awards and has been officially selected by 13 festivals worldwide (www.sufferproductions.com). Bernardo has also directed and edited 7 short films, spanning many genres, at Stonestreet Studios an affiliate studio of NYU. He was selected to direct a staged reading of a screenplay for the HotINK reading series and has directed staged readings of feature-length screenplays and plays he has written.
Bernardo's experience includes feature film and short film editing, and well as television commercial copy-writing, direction and editing.
Bernardo has also branched out into the world of theatre, including a stage adaptation of Peter and the Wolf he authored, which premiered as part of the Pillow Play series, while another children's play he wrote, The Walled City, premiered in the same series. He has also written two other short plays one Dementia Unlimited participated in the Chrysalis One-Act Festival winning 4 awards and The Grasshopper Child, which was selected for the First Draft Playwright's Circle.
Bernardo most recently wrote and directed the award winning short film The Watermelon Wagon Killer, and published his premier novella, The Isle of Helyr. A trio of short stories entitled The Bloodmaster Trilogy will be coming out shortly. Bernardo is currently in pre-production on the original horror feature All Hallows' Eve.
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