The Masked Man

The Masked Man is a short documentary about Southwest Virginia self-taught photographer, Mike Miller, and his otherwordly masked self-portraits.

  • Stephen A Newton
  • Stephen A Newton
  • Stephen A Newton
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 57 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Stephen Newton
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  • Stephen Newton
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Stephen A Newton

Stephen Newton is a writer and independent filmmaker living in Southern Appalachia. His most recent fiction, essays, and book reviews are featured in Drunk Monkeys, Two Sisters, Cagibi, The Write Launch, Litro Magazine USA, On The Run, and NiftyLit, among others. He has also written and directed two award-winning feature length documentary films. For more information and links to his work, please visit

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Director Statement

The Masked Man film is dedicated to the outsider artists and artisans of Appalachia, an area filled with hillbilly stereotypes and largely ignored by the rest of the world. Mike Miller, a self-taught photographer is just one of hundreds of unsung heroes who create art because they are compelled by some creative drive within them that has nothing to do with contemporary trends. My film pays homage to those who make art for art's sake—a rare breed in today's selfie-culture.