Magazine article Screen International

Lynsey Miller, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Lynsey Miller, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

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WRITER-DIRECTOR: "I tend to fall in love with my characters," says director Lynsey Miller. "And consequently whatever I do visually is motivated by them and what they're thinking or feeling."

This passion has given rise to some arresting cinema in a series of short films, culminating in last year's Colour, for Channel 4's Coming Up scheme, and Lizard Girl for BBC/EBU about a young girl with Asperger's syndrome (both were written by Vivienne Franzmann).

Hailing from Scotland, Miller came to London armed with a masters in English and history from Glasgow University and made her way into film on the production side, working for Kudos, Film4 and Ruby Film on projects including Dancing On The Edge, Jane Eyre and Tamara Drewe.

She also produced some short films on the way, and most recently shot second unit on feature Suffragette for Sarah Gavron.

"I didn't think I could afford to go to film school, so that seemed like a way to learn about the industry," she says. …

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