Stephen Keep Mills (IMDb) made his exit from the Yale Drama School (and the great Stella Adler) in the spring of 1969 to act with the Guthrie Theatre. He subsequently performed on 20 years' worth of regional stages across the US and Canada. He appeared on and Off-Broadway and guest-starred in multiple episodic TV shows, Movies of the Week, and a few films before deciding to write, direct, and produce his own films. In 2003, his experimental Hotel Lobby inspired by Edward Hopper's painting of the same name found life and awards on the festival circuit. It was followed by two highly awarded shorts, the 15-minute A Cigar at the Beach in 2005, and then Liminal in 2008, starring Alejandra Gollas and Tonya Cornelisse, both of whom also star in Mills' 94-min debut feature: Love Is Not Love completed in 2020. The World Premiere was at Cinequest and the festival award count topped off at 170 across all categories. Random Media is now the distributor (distribution).

Next up is ¡Contesta!, Mills' screen adaptation of Italian playwright Ugo Betti's 1947 stage play: Ispezione, set in Mexico with a bi-lingual Hispanic cast.