About Kevin P. Miller
Kevin P. Miller began producing documentaries in the late 1980s and was immediately rewarded with numerous international film and television awards for his efforts. His first documentary, The Promised Land not only won international accolades, but more importantly, helped raise nearly $1,000,000 in donations from a live TV audience to benefit the homeless — including homeless war veterans.
“I learned at a very young age that I was blessed with the ability to write — and to tell powerful stories,” Miller said. “And it was liberating to know what I wanted to do at such a young age. So I decided long ago that I would use my gifts to fight for social justice.”
For more than 20 years, Miller has produced films that others shy away from. “Often the issues are challenging and difficult. Sometimes the stories are tragic — things we’d rather not discuss,” he said. He tackled kids in crisis, race relations, poverty and more at the beginning of his documentary career.
When he produced The Promised Land, which won a Bronze Medal at the N.Y. International Film & Television Festival, his view of filmmaking took a dramatic turn. “While filming The Promised Land, I found countless veterans sleeping on the streets in the middle of the coldest winter I’d ever experienced. There I was, in six-degree weather, with the wind howling off Lake Erie, finding heroes lying beneath bridges and behind garbage dumps. I remember the shame I felt for our nation. It was truly the hardest mirror I ever had to peer into. But I wanted to try to tell their stories. I wanted to help.”
Miller carried that same spirit forward into healthcare and produced his first film in the genre of "medical freedom of choice" with the film Let Truth Be the Bias, narrated by James Earl Jones. That film has been heralded by many as a critical component in the passage of America's greatest health legislation, called DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act. In 2005, he produced the film about Codex Alimentarius and 'Free Trade' called We Become Silent, which was narrated by the great actress Dame Judi Dench.
His new film, called Generation RX, "began 18 years ago when I saw a video of people testifying before the FDA in 1991 about Prozac,” according to Miller. “I was so moved by their personal stories, the horror of what they shared. I knew then that someday I would produce a film like Generation RX.”
Miller points out that “for decades, scores of doctors, government officials, journalists, and others have extolled the benefits of Ritalin, antidepressants, and other psychiatric medicines for children and adults.” Generation RX presents “the rest of the story,” and questions how the next generation will fare if the reckless use of these powerful drugs continues unabated.
“I present all of the facts so that parents — and people from all walks of life can finally make an informed choice about these medicines. I saw it as my duty to share what I learned with the general public — and it's not a pretty picture for our kids.”