Brandon Thaxton also known as Director 2Mill, a Ridgewood, New Jersey native, is a Film director, and the second half of one of the most sought after production companies in Atlanta, Supremacy Films.
He attended the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet at the award-winning Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia. During his studies at Tri-Cities, not only did he participate in leading roles in various school productions, but he also started his print, television and movie careers.
He was the co-host of Lisa Knight and the Round Table , a teen talk show broadcast over the Black Family Channel. He wrote and Co-hosted a few of the shows and as a result, this show received a NAMIC Award in 2004 in the category of Best Children’s Show. In 2004, this same award was shared with “That’s So Raven”. In 2005, he went on to hosting “Thousand Dollar Bee” on the Road, also produced by the Black Family Channel.
During his high school years, Brandon participated in a variety of films, most notable of which were Diary of a Mad Black Woman, ATL, and The Gospel. While on set, Brandon was drawn to the production end of the projects. To further learn the technical side of production, he attended Miami University of Art and Design for two years. He returned to Atlanta to further his studies and got back to his entertainment network and attended the Art Institute of Atlanta for one year.
His desire to return to his Atlanta network has proven to be a boost to his career. He made his theatrical directorial debut in August, 2008, at the age of 20, with a presentation of Yellowman in association with Tafari Jurani Theatre at the Southwest Arts Center in East Point. Unsurprisingly the house packed every show.
Brandon has participated in several of projects since his return to Atlanta, including independent films and music videos. He was selected to direct
“The 48 Hour Film Showdown”, which was broadcasted on Halogen TV. As a result of his drive and creative direction, this project prevailed and won best film.
In 2009, 2 Mill directed the short film entitled “Eros”. The film received a lot of accolades in its many premieres across Atlanta. “Eros” also received distribution through Dish Tv and Comcast. Some of his recent projects include 2 Chainz, Dillon Sacks, and D Woods which are currently running on MTV2 and MTV Jams.
Brandon has been signed on to Direct multiple episodes for a highly anticipated web series titled “Horror Hotel”. The pilot episode premiered in January of 2013 and has been said to “set a new standard of quality for the independent circuit of film making in Atlanta”.
The Director has been working in Atlanta’s film industry professionally for 11 years, now at the age of 25 he inspires to bring growth to the film industry in Atlanta and better yet across the nation.