We had the pleasure of meeting Logan & Noah Miller at their book signing event at Rakestraw Books in Danville.
The brothers talked about their new book, Either You’re In or You’re In the Way:Two Brothers, Twelve Months, and One Filmmaking Hell-ride to Keep a Promise to Their Father. The inspiring, hilarious, implausible, and touching story of twin brothers accomplishing the impossible — making a feature film (with a cast and crew with 11 Academy Awards and 26 nominations) with no experience, no money and no contacts — and in so doing, creating a better life for themselves.
When identical twin brothers Logan and Noah Miller’s homeless father died alone in a jail cell, they vowed, come hell or high water, their film, Touching Home, would be made as a dedication to their love for him. Either You’re in or You’re in the Way is the amazing story of how — without a dime to their names nor a single meaningful contact in Hollywood — they managed to write, produce, direct, and act in a feature film alongside four-time Academy Award-nominated actor Ed Harris and fellow nominees Brad Dourif and Robert Forster.
We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Noah & Logan reading from their book. Much of their life experience growing up is shocking to read. They finish and start each other’s sentences, share everything, and each put the other first. It was not only entertaining but very moving to witness their indescribably tight bond.
The Miller brothers’ movie, Touching Home, will likely be released next spring and is sure to be a hit. To learn more about the Miller brothers and their unique filmmaking journey, click here.
Pinkies Nail Salons actively engages with the local education system by participating in a Diablo Valley College class, taught at San Ramon Valley High, to increase their market share. Two experienced and ambitious entrepreneurs started Pinkies Nail Salons, a local nail salon, five years ago. They already have six locations in the Bay Area.
Diablo Valley College is a local college with multiple locations in the East Bay Area. They recently started teaching “Intro to Advertising” at San Ramon Valley High School. The curriculum quickly goes over the concepts of advertising and exposes the students to the world of marketing. The class is open to all students at San Ramon Valley. The class offers college credits, a GPA boost, or just a way to dive into the advertising field.
Connie Kulberg and Derik Landry, the entrepreneurs and owners of Pinkies Nail Salons, visited the class to pitch the company’s history as well as provide the class with descriptions of Pinkies services and products. They broke the students into four groups based type of advertising: Promotional, Public Relation, Print, and Web. The students particpated in real life advertising.
”Engaging in our local schools is more than good business,” Kulberg says, “it’s our responsibility.” Throughout the term, Connie and Derik made themselves available to the class and enjoyed seeing the presentations at the conclusion of the project.