Hey, I'm darcy!

Portland, Oregon

Darcy Miller is a writer/director/producer from NYC who currently lives in Portland, Oregon. After realizing politics was not the career for her, she went on to receive her graduate degree from the London Academy of Dramatic Arts, and studied writing at Yale and the New School. Among her directing and producing work are the short films “180 Degrees” (Portland Film Festival), and the upcoming “Rise." The script she co-wrote, "Caroline's Wedding," won the 2017 American Zoetrope Grand Prize. Her company, See in the Dark Productions, uses the medium of narrative film to shed light on those things that are easy to miss in a busy world. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Mildly Different (last phase prod. funding)

Maynooth, Ireland Film Short
Drama, Other

A young woman on the autism spectrum who struggles with the world around her until the kindness of one person changes her life.

86%

This project got the green light!

Season 1 of Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy!

Portland, Oregon Series
Comedy

Web series about struggling to "do good" in the whitest city in America. Gabby wants to change the world but it's not quite happening.

86%

This project got the green light!

Sister/Brother

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

Nora, a broke actress, and her younger brother Scotty drive from Portland to Seattle so she can attend a dinner hosted by her wealthy ex.

100%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland, Florida Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

91%

This project got the green light!

Blossom

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.

80%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles, California Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.

102%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays, New York Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

My Summer as a Goth - Final Post Production Funding

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, Teen

Sometimes you need to go to the dark side to see the light.

103%

This project got the green light!

Cherry Picking

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A bride questions if waiting until marriage to have sex was the right choice, voicing concern to her very sexually active female cousins.

107%

This project got the green light!

Like Love

Boise, Idaho Film Feature
Romantic Comedy

An anti-rom-com about a girl who just wants a friend, and the boy who falls for her instead.

100%

This project got the green light!

Moderately Put Together

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A charmingly messy, thirty something comes face to face with reality when she learns that both her biological parents are looking for her.

104%

This project got the green light!

Litchfield Court

Vallejo, California Film Short
Drama

A young man helps his estranged cousin reconnect with their Filipino-American family in Vallejo, CA

96%

This project got the green light!

The Giving Box

Fairhope, Alabama Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A stranger’s mysterious box brings joy to a small town, until an orphan steals the box and learns a lesson about true happiness.

103%

This project got the green light!

Don't Move

Austin, Texas Film Short
Horror

A woman sets out to pack up the home that has belonged to her family for generations--until the house decides it doesn’t want her to leave.

111%

This project got the green light!

Sinked Up

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.

102%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

CA Shorts

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Other, Shorts Program

The strongest magnet of all is the possibility of reinvention.

84%

This project got the green light!

PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley, California Film Feature
Documentary, History

PRESENT TIME will be the first and last film about life inside the Abbey.

139%

This project got the green light!

The Apple Tree

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A closeted high school football player is forced to volunteer at a retirement community after getting in trouble with the law, where he form

82%

This project got the green light!

Stallion of a Dream: California & the Camarillo White Horse

Ojai, California Film Feature
Documentary, History

Before low-riders and hotrods, California was the birthplace of an endangered horse that became part of our California cultural identity.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Talk

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

When is it too soon to tell a child the truth?

123%

This project got the green light!

Echoes in Silence

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Experimental

Six women who are a manifestation of 1 woman embark on a journey of truth & self-discovery whilst formulating a sisterhood along the way.

90%

This project got the green light!

Chrysalis

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

An astronaut trapped in cryo sleep on a damaged spacecraft uses a visceral childhood memory to break free from her coma and save her crew.

105%

This project got the green light!

You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A depressed man searches for meaning to stave off his own spontaneous combustion.

91%

This project got the green light!

Up on the Mountain

Port Townsend, Washington Film Feature
Documentary

A documentary about Southeast Asian refugees, Latino immigrants, and rural Americans on a year-round migration to harvest wild mushrooms.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Documentary, News

From Maine to New Mexico, citizens rise for free and fair elections but face opposition from entrenched political interests.

86%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York City, New York Film Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

Locked Alone

New York City, New York Film Feature
Thriller, Drama

Catherine, unwillingly locked in her new apartment, discovers hidden crimes behind an evil entity. Will she have any chances to survive?

83%

This project got the green light!

What Daphne Saw

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the future, criminals are reprogrammed into silent, unquestioning servants.

94%

This project got the green light!

Seed of Doubt

Rochester, Minnesota Film Feature
Thriller

Melissa and Scott’s dream home turns into a nightmare when they take on new tenants to make ends meet.

80%

This project got the green light!

The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York City, New York Film Feature
Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.

83%

This project got the green light!

Swipe Left to Live

Long Beach, Mississippi Film Feature
Horror

A mysterious entity pits several girls against each other on Halloween night by forcing them to play a murderous game through their phones.

119%

This project got the green light!

DRIVER 113

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Film-Noir, Thriller

While mapping America’s forgotten roads, a lonely StreetView driver fears he may have witnessed a murder on his cameras.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Atticus McLaren Mysteries

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Series
Mystery, Drama

An autistic museum technician stumbles onto a mystery and we learn that sometimes finding the answer takes a different way of thinking.

100%

This project got the green light!

Dying to Run

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

A documentary following the lives of three athletes diagnosed with a debilitating rare disease.

111%

This project got the green light!

Summer Hill

Baltimore, Maryland Film Short
Drama

The teenagers of a rural town are confronted by the not-so-charming realities of their hometown on the eve of its annual beauty pageant.

82%

This project got the green light!

Watchdog

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Crime, Film-Noir

An investigative reporter is on the trail of corruption which leads her to cross paths with her past and an ethical dilemma.

100%

This project got the green light!

One Bird at a Time

Portland, Oregon Series
Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.

105%

This project got the green light!

VOWS

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.

106%

This project got the green light!

Or So the Story Goes: Knock Knock

Weehawken, New Jersey Series
Horror, Thriller

Or So the Story Goes brings alive a new terrifying tale- a home invasion horror story based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'.

94%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

100%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

88%

This project got the green light!

Cohabitation

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Film Feature
Drama, Thriller

While a former paramedic lives a low-key life to cope with PTSD, her new roommate has other plans, and a vendetta against medical personnel.

103%

This project got the green light!

Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill, Maine Film Short
Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.

137%

This project got the green light!

Planet Earth Symphony Film

Saugerties, Ulster County Film Feature
Experimental, Global Celebration

Sure, the planet is in peril but don't buy into doomsday. Humans become extraordinary problem solvers when properly motivated.

200%

This project got the green light!

Birth of Pleasure

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Experimental

Narrative dance-film which explores sensuality and modern issues around the female body, through a retelling of the Psyche and Cupid myth.

106%

This project got the green light!

People Like You

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

The heir to a fortune returns to his family estate to find a corpse, a beautiful woman, and the keys to an empire that hangs in the balance.

102%

This project got the green light!

ROTTEN

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Drama, Comedy

Forced to move from his home, an elderly widower must come to terms with his own identity, with the help of his vivacious best friend.

101%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

Karaoke People - A Documentary (Formerly: Tip The KJ - A Karaoke Movie)

Portland, Oregon Film Short
Documentary

Some people sing karaoke. Others are karaoke people. This is a story about why it matters.

81%

This project got the green light!

Woke

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A racially mixed , outspoken actress in New York City constantly being told ‘no’ and offering herself a 'yes'

101%

This project got the green light!

Smoked

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A Postmates courrier's world is turned upside when she has to deliver bagels and lox to her old high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

Pineapple 菠蘿

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Series
Teen, Drama

In Hong Kong, a group of teenagers struggle for cultural validation while planning a fashion show at their international high school.

81%

This project got the green light!

YAZIDI GENOCIDE FILM

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, War

When ISIS turns a mountain into a massacre, who can you save?

97%

This project got the green light!

39 1/2

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Animation, Comedy

A comedy about a single female indie filmmaker who is pushing 40 and determined to have a baby before time runs out. Starring Beth Lisick.

82%

This project got the green light!

Dom na Marse

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A bipolar woman must choose: follow her wife to an unfamiliar planet led by a cold-blooded regime, or endure alone on a deteriorating Earth.

107%

This project got the green light!

Park Slope Moms

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.

111%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

Escaping Freedom

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A doubting pastor must question everything he believes when his free-spirited sister challenges his view of what being free truly means.

101%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

Clementine

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A heartbroken woman stows away to her estranged lover's lake house where she becomes entangled with a teenage girl.

111%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

UnCorked - A Web Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Satire

Six women changing their lives one glass at a time...

112%

This project got the green light!

SOAR

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Documentary

SOAR shows what's possible when people with differences get the love and support they need to adapt.

89%

This project got the green light!

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