In the wake of this year’s AVN awards, let’s take a moment to honor one of the best veteran directors in the industry, Miles Long.
Miles Long (born born November 4, 1968) entered the adult film industry in 1999. Between 1999 and 2005, he worked primarily as an actor. Starting in 2003 he moved behind the camera and began working as a director, assistant director, cinematographer, cameraman and still photographer working for Jill Kelly Productions and Ninn Worx.
His later work for New Sensations, Third Degree Films, and Zero Tolerance has garnered numerous accolades, 32 AVN Award nominations, 9 X Biz Awards nominations; including 3 X Biz Awards nominations for Director of the Year; 2011 Urban X Awards nominations for Director of the Year and Best Gonzo Director, a 2011 Urban X Award for Best Couples Scene and 4 AVN Awards: a 2009 AVN Award for Best MILF Release for The Cougar Club, a 2010 AVN award for Best All Sex Series for Addicted, his 2011 induction into the AVN Hall of Fame and a 2012 AVN award for Best Foot Fetish/Leg Release for Nylons 8.
Long moved behind the camera in 2003, starting as an assistant director for Jill Kelly Productions. He then began working as a cameraman and director of photography for Michael Ninn. In 2005 he became the head of production for X-Worx. His first release Muff garnered an AVN Award nomination for Best All-Girl Series in 2006. In 2006 he began working as a director for New Sensations where he received AVN Award nominations for Best Director and Best All Sex Film in 2007 for Addicted Again; as well as nominations in 2008 for Best All Sex Release, Best High End All Sex Release and Best High Definition Release. In 2008 he began to direct for Third Degree Films and Zero Tolerance Entertainment, where he would win his first AVN Award in 2009 for Best MILF Release for The Cougar Club in the inaugural year for that award category and the first of his titles to hit #1 on the sales charts.
He won an additional AVN Award in 2010 for Best All-Sex Series for Addicted. In 2011 he was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame, received a 2011 Urban X Award for Best Couples Scene and appeared in LIFE magazine. In 2012 he won an additional AVN Award for Best Foot Fetish/Leg Release for Nylons 8 and participated in the first ever live broadcast for AVN.com for the Virtual AEE show along with Tanya Tate and Julia Ann.
Long branched out into mainstream TV in 2007 as the Director of Photography of the television series Untold Stripclub Confessions, and starting in 2008 he began to make a name for himself as a still photographer, with his photos and layouts appearing in Mainstream and Men’s magazines worldwide. He is the industry’s only Steadycam owner/operator and has shot a wide variety of subject matter including: SWAT team competitions, Ultimate Fighting events, music videos, motorcycle stunts and television shows. In addition, he has had layouts and photos appear in: MAXIM, AVN, Barely Legal, Club, Club International, Fox, Gallery, Hawk, High Society, Hustler, Cheri, MILFs in Heat and Spicy Latinas, demonstrating that his abilities as a Cameraman, DP, Photographer, Director, and Producer aren’t limited to filming lovemaking.
Also of note, in 2011 he trademarked his stagename and successfully litigated against a company that used his stagename to market a product without his permission.
- 2012 – AVN – Best Foot Fetish/Leg Release – Nylons 8
- 2011 – AVN – Hall Of Fame
- 2011 – Urban X – Best Couples Sex Scene – Vajazzled
- 2010 – AVN – Best All Sex Series – Addicted
- 2009 – AVN – Best MILF Release – The Cougar Club