Steve A. Miller’s identity to the Fort Wayne community has always been associated with his movie and video production company The Video Factory.
The eclectic media producer has dropped a new story titled “Thursday April 4th, 1968,” a fictional short about a young man’s challenge to follow his dream, competing in a city championship track meet, in the midst of the national tragedy that was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“I want the story to be inspiration for anyone who reads the books,” Miller said. “1968 was a devastating year in the United States. Dr. King’s assassination is but one example of the turmoil that gripped the nation. No doubt the teenagers of that time were faced with countless decisions about social, political, and racial issues.”
Young adults, ages 14-18, and seasoned adults are the target audience, said Miller
“Thursday April 4th, 1968” is expected to be released by May 1, 2018. The E-book, digital version is available now, through the E-book sellers of Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, OverDrive, Kobo and PayHip.
Some of Miller’s video productions have also made their digital debut.
From March 1981 through September 1991, Miller also produced the television show, “A New Generation” that aired on Fort Wayne Cable Access Channel 10. The show served the purpose of “presenting positive images and information about the Black community in Fort Wayne,” according to the producer.
Miller produced nearly 100 “A New Generation” episodes were produced and a fraction of those have been uploaded to the Internet. Walter Jordan spoke about his Parade of Stars basketball fundraiser that brought in the likes of Dominique Wilkins and Spud Webb. Hana Stith was interviewed about the African/African American Historical Society and Museum.
Other interviewees include: Charles Redd, Heather Headley, Condra Ridley, Dr. Bernard Stuart, and FWIS own John Dortch.
The highlights of assembled clips are interviews with Roots author Alex Haley and renowned actress and actor Rudy Dee and Ossie Davis.
The clips can viewed YouTube (Search: SoulVisionTV.com) and on Miller’s website, SoulVisionTV.com/ANewGeneration2018.htm
Contact Steve Miller: SoulStories2018@gmail.com