In 1994, Miles Hargrove’s father was kidnapped at gunpoint by FARC. So he picked up a camcorder and documented the harrowing ordeal. The result is the doc “Miracle Fishing.”
Miles Hargrove is a multi-talented and award-winning filmmaker, working as a director, cinematographer and editor. Miles’ work varies from commercially recognized projects to passion pieces.
Born in Abilene and raised in the Philippines, Miles and his family moved to Colombia when he was in his teens and soon after his father was kidnapped for ransom by leftist rebels. During this family struggle, Miles’ passion for documenting real life began to unfold. In an effort to share the intimate story of his family’s journey, Miles picked up the camera. For eleven months he tirelessly documented their story as they negotiated for his father’s safe return. Twenty years later, Miles is directing the full-length documentary film Miracle Fishing based on the amazing story of his father’s safe return from the hands of the rebels.
Miles has worked on three Harry Potter films including The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), The Goblet of Fire (2005) and The Order of the Phoenix (2007). He has also worked on Miss Congeniality (2000), The Last Castle (2001), Van Helsing (2004), The Scorpion King 2 (2008), and Fast and Furious (2009).
Miles partnered with M3 Films to co-direct The Starck Club, an in-depth look at the world in the 1980s through the goings-on of the famous Starck Club in Dallas, Texas. With M3 Films he also edited the award-winning full-length feature documentary .
Miles has traveled extensively in Africa. In Sierra Leone he documented the dramatic changes that have transpired in Sierra Leone under the new president’s leadership. More recently, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Miles was embedded with United Nations peacekeepers on the frontline in the war-torn eastern part of the country.
Additionally, in 2015, Miles filmed and edited campaign videos for the 2016 presidential race.