SYNOPSIS

 

   Route 91: The Show Must Go On is a story about America. It begins in Las Vegas, a city whose very history embodies the best and worst qualities of a complex country: creativity, ambition, and dreams, but also greed, exploitation, and violence. In the midst of a national debate about the role of firearms in American society, a lone gunman kills 58 people and wounds some 850 others in less than 10 minutes. But those are only the physical injuries. For many of the 22,000 country music fans attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival, life changed that day.

       This documentary feature film is not about the events of October 1, 2017. Rather, it is about the heartbreak, healing, and hope Route 91 survivors and their families have experienced every day since then. The narrative unfolds through a series of personal storylines: the fear, guilt, and confusion, the pain of losing loved ones in a senseless act of violence, and the strength to move forward and honor those who did not survive.

       For many, those 10 minutes of horror only renewed their faith in humanity. Strangers helped strangers, instinctively risking their lives to save people they had just met. As Route 91 Survivor, Sue Ann Cornwell, said “Nobody cared what race they were, what religion they were, nothing. We just saw people that needed help, and we helped. It was amazing to be a part of that aspect of it because I saw that, when it comes down to it, there are still good people in the world.”

 
 

OUR TEAM

 

Millar Media is a documentary production and media services company based in Los Angeles, California. They develop and produce original short and feature length documentaries.

HAILEY MILLAR | DIRECTOR & EDITOR

Hailey is a documentary filmmaker with a passion for storytelling through visual media. She is exceptionally skilled in shooting and editing. She has acquired professional experience on the editoral teams for numerous productions including Too Funny to Fail, featured on Hulu, and Phenoms, a documentary series on Fox Sports. Hailey is a graduate of the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University with a BFA in News and Documentary Film. During her time at Chapman, Hailey embarked on many journeys to pursue her passion for film. She has traveled to Southern Africa and Ireland to shoot documentaries and tell intimate and compelling stories. Hailey’s combined experience, passion and drive allow her to bring these impactful stories to life in the hope that they will help shape future generations. IMDb

JAMIE MILLAR | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

James (Jamie) Millar is a co-founder of Millar Media and the founder and president of SkyBridge Associates, a firm that creates and sustains strong executive communities. Jamie recently wrote a book, Building Bridge: The Case for Executive Peer Networks, about the power and design of distinctive peer networks. Before founding SkyBridge in 2013, Jamie spent nearly a decade convening invitation-only, peer-to-peer networks for public company board directors, as well as investment professionals, CFOs, and GCs representing many of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. Earlier in his career, Jamie was Chairman of the MBA Admissions Board and Director of Financial Aid at Harvard Business School. Jamie graduated with honors from the University of Toronto with a degree in Industrial Engineering, and he received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

MARISSA MESSINA | LINE PRODUCER

Marissa graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Creative Producing and a minor in Advertising. She currently works in production at an advertising agency. Marissa has been producing narrative films and is incredibly excited to embark on her first feature documentary with Hailey Millar, who she met at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. Shortly after graduation her senior thesis became a semi-finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Since then, Marissa's work has been admitted to the San Diego Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival among others. IMDb

OLIVIA SIEGEL | ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Olivia graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Upon graduating, Olivia has transformed her love of art, storytelling and knack for coordination into her work in the production industry. She has gained experience working as Production Assistant for companies such as Dick Clark Productions and Tenth Planet Productions. Currently, Olivia is working as Promotions Assistant at iHeart Radio. Olivia's experience has allowed her to obtain a strong knowledge of the production world, from coordinating with funders, agents and other companies, to organizing and executing events.

ROSIE MCVICKAR | MARKETING MANAGER

With a passion for storytelling and outreach, Rosie works with companies, organizations and individuals to create inspiring and relevant content to help tell a story or transform a brand. She is especially skilled in research, development, strategic planning and project management. Rosie is soon to graduate Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University with a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising and a minor in Economics. Rosie’s combined study of marketing and economics allows her to understand the climate of specific target markets, and effectively communicate and connect with them. With her passion for giving a voice to the voiceless and a name to the nameless, she joined Millar Media to help produce and share relevant and impactful stories. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

what is this film about?

This film is about the deadliest mass shooting in US history that occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Film Festival on October 1, 2017. The film will honor the victims and the survivors of the attack, while displaying the beauty and hope that has emerged from the tragedy. 

why are you making this film?

Ultimately, our team is incredibly passionate about this story. We are part of the mass shooting generation and this is an important topic for us to explore not only as storytellers, but as world citizens.

who will be in the film?

Included in the film will be survivors, families of victims, first responders, performers and other civilians affected by this mass shooting. 

how can i get involved?

Spread the word on social media and like our pages - Instagram and Facebook. Also please subscribe to our newsletter and then email marissa@millar.media to submit your story.

When will this film be done?

We began production in October 2018 and aim to have a completed film by 2020.