Rebecca Miller has written and directed five feature films: ANGELA (1995) winner of the Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers Trophy and Cinematography Award; PERSONAL VELOCITY (2002) starring Parker Posey, Kyra Sedgwick and Fairuza Balk, winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Award, as well as the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award; THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE (2005) starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Camilla Belle; THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE (2009) starring Robin Wright; and MAGGIE’S PLAN (2015) starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore.

Miller is also the screenwriter of the feature film PROOF (2005) adapted from the stage play.

Miller is the author of the short story collection PERSONAL VELOCITY (2001) and the novels THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE (2009), which has been published in over thirty countries, and JACOB’S FOLLY (2013).  She adapted PERSONAL VELOCITY and THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE for the screen.

Rebecca Miller lives in New York and Ireland with her family.

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More about Rebecca Miller’s work in film:

  • Jacob’s Folly in other countries; film news

    Hello friends. First of all, about Jacob in Brazil. There is no publisher for the book there yet. But it is being published in Spain by Siruela and in Germany by Fischer Verlag (currently the translations are in progress. In Spain it comes out this fall). I hope a Brazilian publisher will buy it. The [...]


  • Gary Winick’s Birthday

    Gary Winick’s birthday is today. He died in 2011.  Gary was the reason I returned to film making. I had decided to write fiction, because I couldn’t get any money for my films and I didn’t want to make the kind of films that I could get money for. I couldn’t stand to wait for [...]


  • Greta Gerwig, Maggie’s Plan

    The funny thing about the article in “Deadline Hollywood” announcing my upcoming collaboration with Greta Gerwig is, the description of the plot is entirely wrong. I was asked to talk about the film, and, not wanting to give the story away, I made something up in a bumbling sort of way, then saw it reprinted [...]


  • Blue is the Warmest Color

    I saw “Blue is the Warmest Color”. Leah Sedoux and Adele Exarchopoulos are sublime. Totally true and transparent. Beautifully realized script. But the director should have hired a lesbian to direct his love scenes. The actresses looked exhausted and confused, like they were in a fake orgasm marathon. The expert Kechiche seems to have had [...]


  • The art of casting

    I just watched a film called “Casting By”, about the legendary casting director Marion Dougherty and her influence on the next generation of casting directors, as well as the history of the art. It’s true that casting is a kind of art– without the right casting, a part is ruined, the story is derailed, and [...]