ABOUT UNCP independent
Randall Miller began his directing career at the American Film Institute with the award-winning short film MARILYN HOTCHKISS BALLROOM DANCING & CHARM SCHOOL. Miller then directed numerous episodes of television including THIRTYSOMETHING and NORTHERN EXPOSURE plus several pilots that went to series and Made for Television movies. Miller’s first feature film was CLASS ACT with Kid 'n Play for Warner Bros, followed by Hollywood Picture's HOUSEGUEST with Phil Hartman and Sinbad and the basketball comedy THE SIXTH MAN with Marlon Wayans.
Looking to get back to their roots in filmmaking, Miller and his wife produced the feature-length version of the AFI short film: MARILYN HOTCHKISS BALLROOM DANCING & CHARM SCHOOL with Marisa Tomei, John Goodman, Mary Steenbergen, Danny Devito and Robert Carlyle, which premiered at Sundance and released by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
The team followed with the Tribeca premiere of NOBEL SON starring the first-rate cast of Alan Rickman, Eliza Dushku, Bryan Greenberg, Mary Steenburgen, Danny Devito, Shawn Hatosy and Bill Pullman.
Next came the Sundance premiere of the highly-acclaimed wine-themed BOTTLE SHOCK starring Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Dennis Farina and Rachael Taylor. The couple self-released the film throughout Freestyle, 20th Fox for Home Entertainment.
Miller and Savin then produced the beautifully shot post-civil war drama SAVANNAH starring Oscar-winner Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jamie Alexander, Sam Shepard, Hal Holbrook and Jim Caviezel.
Teaming up with the legendary Alan Rickman for a third time they made CBGB, which charts the story of the birth of underground rock and the legendary New York punk club CBGB which started the careers of Blondie, The Ramones, Lou Reed, The Police and many others. In addition to Alan Rickman, CBGB starred Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Stana Katic and Malin Akerman as ‘Blondie’, Rupert Grint as ‘Cheetah Chrome,’ Joel David Moore as ‘Joey Ramone’, Taylor Hawkins as ‘Iggy Pop’ and Mickey Sumner as ‘Patti Smith.’ CBGB has been enormously successful for Disney Int’l and Samuel Goldwyn Films.
COFFEE WARS, now in post-production, against the backdrop of world of barista competitions, crazy latte art and brews the story of a vegan barista who wants to Save the World one cup of coffee at a time. Marking the sixth feature film that Miller & Savin have produced under their Unclaimed Freight Productions (UNCP) banner.
Jody Savin is a graduate of Princeton University and the American Film Institute, where she earned her M.F.A. Following college, she worked as a playwright and poet while supporting herself as a musical director for such soap operas as The Guiding Light and As the World Turns, winning three Daytime Emmy nominations. Her poetry has been published in dozens of literary magazines. As a screenwriter, Savin wrote the award-winning TNT documentary Chico Mendes: Voice of the Amazon. She has also written and produced feature films for Disney, Universal, Columbia, and 20th Century Fox. She lives in Pasadena, California.
Savin wrote and produced the independent films MARILYN HOTCHKISS BALLROOM DANCING & CHARM SCHOOL starring Robert Carlyle, John Goodman, Marisa Tomei); Nobel Son (starring Alan Rickman, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman and Danny DeVito), BOTTLE SHOCK (starring Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine, Freddy Rodriguez, Rachael Taylor, Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford and Dennis Farina), SAVANNAH (starring Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jamie Alexander, Bradley Whitford, Hal Holbrook and Sam Shepard) and CBGB (starring Alan Rickman, Ashley Greene, Freddy Rodriguez, Donal Logue, Malin Akerman, Stana Katic, Taylor Hawkins, Mickey Sumner, Johnny Galecki, Justin Bartha, Rupert Grint, Richard DeKlerk and Bradley Whitford.)
As well as a being film producer, Savin is an entrepreneur, has a new book, "Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel." And she has a new mobile phone app called Syndesy, which is now available at the App Store. Her app helps track relationships-- both in business and romantically. Syndesy actually has global reach and can help quell the spread of the corona virus through it's "Contact Tracing."