Stephen Keep Mills (Writer/Director/Actor/Producer) made his directorial debut with the 15-minute film "A Cigar at the Beach" (2005) which screened world-wide in 166 festivals, winning 47 awards. He followed that up with another short "LIMINAL" in 2008 accumulating 84 festival screenings and 30 awards. “Love is not Love” is Mills’ debut feature as director.
Mills left the Yale Drama School in the spring of 1969 to join the Guthrie Theatre and then appeared over the next seventeen years with many regional companies in both the US and Canada.
On Broadway, he performed in "The Shadow Box", "Story Theatre" and "Metamorphosis". Off-Broadway he starred in the Roundabout Theatre’s productions of "Clarence" and "The Cherry Orchard". At The Public his performance in Vaclav Havel's "A Private View" earned him a Drama Desk nomination. His television credits include guest-starring roles in over 25 episodic shows and Movies Of The Week, a regular stint on the series "Flo" and a recurring role on the Sci-Fi series "VR-5."
In the late 1990's, Mills began directing and producing his own written works on stage, gaining critical notice with "SquareOne" in LA as well as an Ovation Nomination for his adaptation of "A Christmas Carol: The Ghost Story of Christmas" directing Tony Award-winner Phyllis Frelich as Scrooge in collaboration with DeafWest Theatre in American Sign Language. In 2003, he produced and acted in the film of his play "Hotel Lobby", and thereafter cast himself full-time as a filmmaker. Mills is a member of Academy Award Winner Bobby Moresco’s Actors’ Gym and is included in Del Weston’s Top 100 Indie Filmmakers In The World Part 1.
Mills currently is developing another feature based on a 1947 play by Italian playwright Ugo Betti.