Jeffrey Mills


BS Radio/Television/Film,
University of Texas at Austin 1977


Jeffrey began his career in the film industry in 1977 as a director/cinematographer at National Photographic Laboratories in Houston. Following this position he worked as an indepenent cinematographer and editor in Dallas, and then as a staff cinmetographer at VHM Films back in Houston.


In 1983 he founded Io Communications, a corporate communications and documentary production company where he continues to serve as president and executive producer. His work has won numerous industry awards for clients such as Compaq/HP, Spectra Energy, Cooper Industries, Baylor College of Medicine, Freeport LNG and Universal Weather and Aviation. Io also received a Houston 100 Award in 1995 as one of Houston’s fasting growing companies.


Jeffrey draws his passion for documentary filmmaking from a lifelong love of literature and history. While at the the University of Texas, a class on documentary films and the films of Frederick Wiseman instilled the fire to want to work in this tough field.