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CHRISTOPHER MILLER (Director / Executive Producer) and Phil
Lord are the prolific writing and directing duo behind some of today's most
successful comedy films including, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and Cloudy
with a Chance of Meatballs.
Their most recent feature, The Lego Movie, which the pair wrote and directed,
debuted at #1 and remained on top of the box office for four straight weeks. The
hugely successful film has already earned over $440 million worldwide. The film,
which earned Miller and Lord rave reviews for their imaginative and unique
sensibilities, has already been greenlit for a sequel.
Miller and Lord are also the duo behind hit action-comedy 21 Jump Street,
starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The critically acclaimed film, which the
pair co-directed, took in over $200 million worldwide in 2012 and earned a
Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy.
Miller and Lord also co-wrote and co-directed the Sony Pictures Animation
feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; which they loosely based on the
beloved children's book of the same name. Their unique comic sensibilities
earned the film a Golden Globe and Critics Choice nomination for Best Animated
Feature along with four Annie Award nominations for excellence in animation,
including Best Direction and Best Screenplay.
Miller and Lord will next produce the comedy feature The Reunion. Written and
to be directed by Miller, the film is a comedy murder mystery set at a high
In May 2013, the pair signed a three year exclusive deal with Twentieth
Century Fox Television where they will develop, write and direct comedy
projects, both in live action and animation for network and cable television.
The pair also directed the pilot for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", which was one of
television's most anticipated series of the 2013 Fall Season.
Miller and Lord's collaboration started when they met at Dartmouth College.
The two contend it was a mistake that landed them a job developing Saturday
morning cartoons for the Walt Disney Company, which led to their stint
developing primetime animated shows for Touchstone Television. In 2002, they
executive produced, wrote, and directed the short-lived but highly talked about
animated series "Clone High" on MTV. The series was critically acclaimed for its
well-developed and unique personalities as well as for its witty, fast-paced
dialogue, but is probably best known for causing a hunger strike in India and
being quickly cancelled. Miller voiced the characters of John F. Kennedy and Mr.
Among their television writing credits, Miller and Lord served as
co-executive producers on "How I Met Your Mother," the Emmy-winning primetime
sitcom that began airing on CBS in September of 2005; and executive producers of
many failed pilots including "Awesometown," featuring the comedy troupe The
Lonely Island, and "Phil Hendrie," featuring the radio genius of the same name.
The team also worked as consulting producers on "Jake in Progress" and "Cracking
Up" (created and executive produced by Mike White), supervising producers on
"Method & Red" and "Luis," and staff writers on "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane."
While still pursuing his education, Miller received the 1998 New England Film
and Video Festival Awards prize for his animated short, Sleazy Goes to France.
He also served as editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth College campus humor
magazine, "The Jack-O-Lantern.
Miller is a native of Lake Stevens, Washington. He left there to attend
Dartmouth College, where he found a lifelong friend in Phil Lord while obtaining
a degree in government and studio art: three achievements, two of which are
useful to his career.
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