Mike Mills (Director, Writer) was born in Berkeley, California in 1966. He graduated from Cooper Union in 1989. Mills works as a filmmaker, graphic designer, and artist. Mills is best known for his acclaimed and multiple award-winning films independent films Beginners
(2011) and Thumbsucker
(2005) as well as his exhibitions at the Alleged Gallery, which were documented in the book, exhibition and film Beautiful Losers
. His short films include The Architecture of Reassurance
(2000), and Eating, Sleeping, Waiting, and Playing
(2003) which have been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, The New York Museum of Modern Art New Directors New Films, and Rotterdam International Film Fest. Mike is known for his music video work for artists such as Air, Moby, Blonde Redhead, Yoko Ono, and Pulp. His commercial work for Cisco, Nike, Volkswagen, Old Spice, and others have won multiple awards.