Miles Crist is 17 years old and is originally from Los Angeles, California. Currently, he is a senior at Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, California. Crist directs, shoots, and edits narrative, documentary, and experimental films.
His films have been recognized with top honors from the National YoungArts Foundation, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and selected in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, the world's largest and most prestigious youth film festival, the National Film Festival For Talented Youth, and many others.
He has received two silver keys in photography, as well as one silver key and one honorable mention in the film category from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Previous winners include Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, Sylvia Plath, and Joyce Carol Oates, among others.
Crist has collaborated with AMMO Books (ammobooks.com), Concrete + Clay Productions (concreteandclay.com), Laguna Blanca School (lagunablanca.org), and The Fourth Estate (thefourthestate.net). His promotional film for Do The Right Thing by Academy Award ® nominated director Spike Lee has been featured on the homepage of his website, 40acres.com.
Online, his films have been viewed more than 200,000 times in 150 countries, spanning across all 6 inhabited continents.