I am fortunate to have never experienced a mass shooting first-hand. However, as a member of the "Mass Shooting Generation," this possibility has always been in the back of my mind. As a documentary filmmaker, I am drawn to stories that need to be told. Over the last year, I have spoken with dozens of survivors of the Route 91 shooting. Some lost loved ones that day. Others watched helplessly as strangers died beside them. Mere inches often made the difference between life and death. For those who survived, the experience was life-altering. One can imagine that a survivor might feel anger, bitterness, or despair. And some surely do. But many more see October 1, 2017 as a turning point — a chance to start over, to no longer take life for granted. 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 (or never 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.” This perspective — optimistic, yet pragmatic — drives our team to tell Route 91 survivors’ emotionally inspiring stories: about resiliency, courage, and community. Because, in the end, our love for each other is more powerful than the hate that would tear us apart.
- HAILEY MILLAR, DIRECTOR
We are a team of passionate and driven filmmakers based in Los Angeles, CA. This is a Millar Media production.
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.
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. IMDb