Mr Cameron Miller – Author Penguin & Random House Australia / New Zealand
Cameron is the Founder, CEO and Director of The Shaun Miller Foundation Australia and began his amazing journey in 2015 after watching his only child and beloved son Shaun pass away in his arms from Childhood Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).
Camerons’ son Shaun's wishes were always focused on the other Cardiac Kids and he became the only CHD Heart Ambassador at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne Australia embracing the task of education and awareness for the important research required to find the baffling cure and end the struggles that all the Children were facing. He was continually on the net giving hope courage and strength to Cardiac Kids who had just been diagnosed with CHD, waiting for a transplant or just about to have a heart transplantation.
Why did Cameron launch the Foundation?
“Simply to complete Shaun's 17-year legacy and the Foundation's quest for all the Children who have lost their battle and fight the battle every day”.
Camerons’ son Shaun was a hero to all the Cardiac Kids, being the youngest double heart transplant recipient in Australian history. His positive YouTube messages of "Living Everyday To The Fullest" reached over 20 million people and were immortalized by Google and the Dr Phil Show USA, giving hope to teenage suicide prevention all around the world.
At 20 years old Cameron was working on the fringes of the Australian film industry as a bit-part actor when he realized acting wasn't for him but he enjoyed learning the filming side of things and learnt quickly that you can have a great film but if it's not distributed properly who's going to watch it?
Cameron always understood the importance of learning from the best, becoming great friends with icon actor Charles 'Bud' Tingwell O.A.M and having a 20-year friendship with legendary film distributor Alan Finney O.A.M; Board Chairman of The Shaun Miller Foundation Australia.
His friends advised to commit to the intense course in film making with LA Producer and film teacher Dov Simens who launched the careers of Quinton Tarantino, Chris Nolan, Spike Lee, Guy Richie and many more.
'Charles (Bud) Tingwell' O.A.M was a legendary Australian actor. Cameron, Shaun and Bud were very close friends and film business associates creating Bud's first script together and building Bud's confidence to take on his first Directing role in Australian film.
Cameron had another close friend and film mentor Alan Finney O.A.M who he met in 2006. Alan is one of the most successful and experienced Australian film distributors and Managing Director for Village Roadshow Group where he over saw production distribution and marketing of films like Breaker Morant, Mad Max 1, 2 and 3, Romper Stomper, Bad Boy Bubby, The Crack, The Piano, Muriel's Wedding, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and he was the marketing genius behind the hit film The Castle. He joined Buena Vista International - Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures as Managing Director / Vice President developing the campaigns for studio movies such as the theatrical release of The Sixth Sense, Spiderman, Pirates of the Caribbean 1 2 and 3, Finding Nemo and many more screen blockbusters.
Camerons friend Alan is also the Board Chairman of the AFI / AACTA Film Academy Awards, having served on the Board of Australia Centre for Moving Images Chairman of Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia Executive Board Director for the ground OZ FLIX Australia. The AFI / AACTA Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts features Patrons and Ambassadors such as George Miller O.A.M. Cate Blanchett Nicole Kidman, Russel Crowe and Geoffrey Rush.
Cameron ventured to Hollywood LA where he has become good friends with some of the top acting agents from agencies like APA and CAA to name a few and produced two Australian classic film's 'Average Bloke' and 'Groomless Bride' with his extensive knowledge in Film Distribution and Marketing.
In 2006 he distributed 'Shot of Love' a film for the South Australian Film Corporation, a theatrical Independent Motion Picture release in Melbourne, Sydney, South Australia, Perth, Tasmania.
Cameron released premiere's for 'Shot Of Love' with Hoyt's ,Village Greater Union, Reading Cinema's and Metro Boronia Cinema's and distributed the feature Film 'Hobby Farm' in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Cameron created 'Bloke Goes To Hollywood' in Los Angeles working with actors Corey Feldman (Lost Boys, Gremlins, The Goonies by Steven Spielberg), the late ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper (W.F.C), World Champion Nikki Griffin (Tokyo Drift, The O.C T.V series) and Jason Acuna (‘Wee Man’ from Jackass).
Cameron has been contracted by Penguin Books and Random House Distributors for his own autobiography ‘An Awesome Ride - Through A Father's Eyes’ and is available in good bookstores from 2019 and it includes Shaun's New York Award winner.
Cameron believes a critical ingredient of a great team is the people within their expertise and knowledge from our Board of Directors, Staff, Sponsors and proud partners : Dr Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (Australian Of The Century) The Shaun Miller Foundation are a professional and dedicated group that strive to share Shaun's vision for all those who have lost their battle and fighting the battle every day.
Cameron encourages you to join in his quest against Childhood Congenital Heart Disease and vision of The Shaun Miller Cardiac Care Homes all around the world.
Cameron is a compelling public speaker and educator on childhood Congenital Heart Disease and has a remarkable Hollywood movie in development which features the amazing life shared with his late son Shaun.
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