The team sits down with Lori Miller, Director and Producer of Living Wine.
Lori Miller, a Los Angeles-based producer/director, is known for her documentaries about arts and culture. As a producer, credits include They Came to Play about the inspirational stories of older amateur pianists rekindling their musical dreams, Shakespeare High which follows underserved teens who study Shakespeare and stay in school, and Virtuosity, about the Van Cliburn piano competition. As producer/director, Lori recently completed Day One, about a trauma-informed public school for teenage refugees. Living Wine, Lori’s second documentary as producer/director, follows natural winemakers in Northern California through the 2020 fire season. Originally from New Haven, CT, Lori is a graduate of Barnard College
Living Wine follows the journeys of natural winemakers in Northern California, during the largest wildfire season on record. Equal parts farmer, winemaker, and artist, they stay true to their ideals of creating exceptional wines made through innovative sustainable, and regenerative farming and without chemical additives. Eschewing the industrial agricultural practices of the corporate wine industry – our winemakers are healing the very environment they are surviving, i.e., a changing climate marked by rising temperatures, shorter growing seasons, and more frequent and virulent wildfires.