Miles Hargrove | Director
A multi-talented and award-winning filmmaker, Miles’ work varies from commercially recognized projects to passion pieces. Working as a director, cinematographer and editor under the Kilometric Films banner, Miles brings sensitivity, thoughtfulness and style to his work.
Since 2009, Miles has been working with the M3 Films team on the productions of The Starck Club, The Stanley Marcus documentary, Torey’s Distraction, Forgotten Diamonds and Road to Change.
Born in Abilene and raised in the Philippines, Miles and his family moved to Colombia when he was in his teens and soon after his father was kidnapped for ransom by leftist rebels. During this family struggle, Miles’ passion for documenting real life began to unfold. In an effort to share the intimate story of his family’s journey, Miles picked up the camera. For eleven months he tirelessly documented their story as they negotiated for his father’s safe return. Fifteen years later, Miles is directing the full-length documentary film Miracle Fishing based on the amazing story of his father’s safe return from the hands of the rebels.
Miles’ keen sensibility with documentary-style shooting led to work as a camera operator and cinematographer on behind the scenes projects; he was discovered by Taylor Hackford the director of Proof of Life (2000). This film was based on Miles’ family’s kidnapping experience. Miles spent the next several years working in the realm of multi-million dollar narrative projects, capturing documentary style footage for use in EPK’s and Behind the Scenes projects.
Miles has worked on three Harry Potter films including The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), The Goblet of Fire (2005) and The Order of the Phoenix (2007). Hollywood has continuously sought after Miles and he has also worked on Miss Congeniality (2000) and The Last Castle (2001), Van Helsing (2004), The Scorpion King 2 (2008) and Fast and Furious (2009).
Following this success, Miles’ desire to create projects which make the world a better place led him to join M3 Films. Miles co-directed The Starck Club which is an in-depth look at the world in the 1980’s through the goings on of the famous Starck Club in Dallas, Texas. He is currently co-directing The Stanley Marcus documentary about the world-renown “Merchant Prince” Stanley Marcus of ultra-luxury retailer Neiman.
As part of the M3 team, Miles served as editor on the award-winning documentary Torey's Distraction (2009) and traveled extensively to Sierra Leone to shooting and editing the documentary film Forgotten Diamonds about the rebuilding education in Sierra Leone.
During his time in Sierra Leone he produced and edited the short film Road to Change, designed to help “rebrand” Sierra Leone after an eleven-year war. Miles, along with director Melonie Kastman, had unprecedented intimate access to the new President as they documented the dramatic changes that have transpired in the country under his leadership.