In 2004, Laurence began producing experimental narrative films.
(1) MISERABLE WOMAN IN ROOM
Conceived in 1994 while cutting grass. An ambitious piece but never fully realized. 2 demo versions were produced. Music by Yours Truly of VELVETEEN BLUE.
(2) LIGHTS OUT Filmed & Edited 2004-2005
A film about one man's slow decent into his private hell, after leaving a local club, ending in depressive psychosis with symbolic suicide. LIGHTS OUT won 1st place at 2005 Philo R. Farnsworth Festival and screened at 2005 KIFF Kansas Internation Film Festival, 2005 Muskegon Film Festival, 2005 Brighton International Film Festival, 2006 Ann Arbor Michigan Theater Cinema Slam, and 2006 West Chester Film Festival. Music by M3.
(3) TURN A LEFT, AND DOWN THE HALL Filmed & Edited 2005
An existential comedy. Music by Laurence Bond Miller.
(4) MYSTERIO WALKS Filmed & Edited 2006 thru 2008 w/final cut in 2014.
A film about one man's psychotic rise & fall, painting the town on Christmas Eve. Based on a poem Miller wrote in 1996, MYSTERIO WALKS took four major edits,
and though never receiving attention, is one of his personal faves. Music by LARYNX ZILLION'S NOVELTY SHOP and VELVETEEN BLUE.
(5) NAD & STACEY Fall 2007 thru Jan 2008
A comedy, if not convoluted and surreal, playfully expressing the struggle twins have in discovering their own identity, separate from the other. NAD & STACEY is inspired
by a loosely scripted comic strip, rendered during Miller's college daze. Laurence claims it's all about "sound design" on this one. Music by TWICE REMOVED.
(6) IN OUTSIDE Filmed fall 2007
A friend challenged Miller to produce a 5 minute psychological thriller, given four hours to shoot and one week to edit. So, he came up with this piece called IN OUTSIDE.
A film about one man's struggle to connect that which is outside himself, to that which is inside. IN OUTSIDE was screened in March 2009 at the BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
and eventually took First Place at PHILO T. FARNSWORTH MEDIA FESTIVAL 2011 for best short film. Music by LARYNX ZILLION'S NOVELTY SHOP.
(7) "Park it for me, Sweetheart..." Filmed fall 2007, then extended by another few minutes in spring 2008.
The same friend challenged Miller to produce a 5 minute Film Noir, given 6 hours to shoot and one week to edit. So he did. Laurence then spent another few weeks, shooting and editing more, creating this extended, superior version. This film is his first with real time dialogue, as opposed to voice-overs. He credits the actress in helping him create the script,
his first production ever which approaches "normal" film making. Music by VELVETEEN BLUE.
(8) THE COLOR OF WATER Filmed & Edited 2010- 2011
A film collection of his documented paintings over the course of two years. This was a co-op film project with twin bro Ben Miller creating the soundtrack.
VOLUME ONE: SUNKEN GARDENS, CLIFFS OF MADNESS, THE TRANSCENDING WORD, DUMBSTOUNDED, Br. Wd., THE MARINER, and MEDLEY
VOLUME TWO: SKY IVY, UNDERWATER, OPTILLUSION, SELF PORTRAIT? (Inc.), BLUE FLASH, FLICKING, and ATOMIC AURORA AURA
(9) GROWING GRAPES FOR THE FUTURE Filmed & Edited 2012 thru 2014
An absurd family-friendly film based on the notion of the potentially prophetic properties in raisins. Music by LAMMY RILLERSON & THEE 3D NEWZ.
Laurence with brother Roger at KIFF, Oct 2005, the night LIGHTS OUT
was screened and Roger's band, ALLOY ORCHESTRA, performed.