"Carmen directed me in her short film
SLICE with a simple solution that got me thru with ease: trust myself
as an actress. When I needed her help in certain scenes she guided me
with her years of experience as an actor and teacher. I totally put my
trust in her and came thru with flying colors."
(Actress - The
"When Carmen Milito directs on a movie set, as she did for me and my
colleagues of the cast of SLICE (Long Island Film Festival Comedy
Winner), we had a focused, helpful leader and a collaborator in our
corner. Carmen is strong, determined, fun, open to ideas, and creates
an artistic atmosphere for an actor to excel in. Her cast and crew
adored her and went above and beyond the call of duty to make a good
project great. She sets a tone that is rarely available to actors and
crews today and the result is a wonderful new family in its most
positive and supportive form. You want to work with Carmen."
(Actor - Curb Your Enthusiasm)
"I have been fortunate to have worked with many of the great directors: Cassavettes, Robert Mulligan, Scorsese and more. So for me working with Carmen was really interesting because it was like being at the beginning of one of these great careers."
(Actress - Shadows)
"Whether directing a cast or coaching an actor
one-on-one, Carmen's passion for unearthing
the truth of a scene or character proceeds on a moment-to-moment basis.
her both on “Old Times” and “Beauty Queen
is truly a collaborative experience in which
creativity trumps results. Her positive energy and
natural curiosity allow both the actor and the material to soar!"
"Working with Carmen in “Silent Heroes” was such a
pleasure as she has such compassion for so many different kinds of
characters. Carmen's gentle, kind approach, coupled with her incredible
life experience, allowed a safe yet thrilling experience of discovery
throughout our entire process."
Simon Risinger (Actress)
"Carmen Milito is a one-of-a-kind director who fully understands the
creative process and directs the actors to find their own hidden gem
and bring it out to the surface. I have never seen a play twice but I
went to see "Silent Heroes" twice because it was amazingly directed
with poise, insight, vulnerability, and full of heart-wrenching
emotional and intense moments truthfully unfolded by the actors. I
believe Carmen is one of the few "actors' director" who has embarked on
a journey to express the unstoppable human spirit and she is a haven
for actors looking for guidance to explore and express their full
"Carmen and I go back many years as acting students together and later
she directed me in projects and coached me for auditions which I landed
because of her work with me. She knows how to take your individual
talent and make it shine. There is no better Director or Coach in the
business. I'll go anywhere to work with her!"
"Carmen Milito teaches the actor to make a viseral connection to their
character with a complete embodiment. Connections like that are pure
gold for the actor."
"Carmen has a gift for nurturing the artistic side of the actor, while managing the technical aspects of acting and film-making. She has superb taste in actors and can bring out their best creative work."
"A generous director, strong minded and extremely gifted. Carmen can
easily weed out false moments and capture genuine impulses"
(Actor – Band of Brothers)
"Carmen was such a delight to work with. As a playwright, I was blown
away by her attention to details in the script, her insightfulness and
the depth with which she explored my work. She is a director I definitely
hope to work with again!"
Baggs (Playwright - Silent Heroes)
"Carmen Milito is the real deal. She pays meticulous attention to
detail in performance and direction. I've acted in several of her
productions and she makes sure everything on that stage supports the
story, supports the world and supports the acting. When you work on a
film or play she's directing you can rest assured that she won't let a
false beat occur. When Carmen works on a piece she puts her whole self
behind the project and she doesn't rest until every beat is realized.
She is a wonderful acting coach who always asks the right questions
that are like little keys that open the doors to character. I consider
Carmen a mentor and I feel lucky to call her a friend."
Raphael (Actress/screenwriter - Slice)
"Carmen is one of those directors/coaches who everyone says, "is the
best in the biz", but you always secretly think, "How good can she
actually be?" Then you work with her and you realize everyone is right.
She's absolutely amazing! I wish I could have Carmen on call 24hrs a
(MTVs Human Giant/ NBC's 30 Rock)
"Working with Carmen is truly a gift. She is ALWAYS willing to take the
ideas and thoughts of her actor but has a clear view of what she wants
and knows how to get actors to their best performance."
"Carmen has coached me on auditions for most of the jobs I've booked.
She has incredible insight into the human spirit, and always asks me
questions about the scene I wish I had been able to ask myself! I
highly recommend her!"
Diane Raphael (Writer - Bride Wars)
"As a playwright and screenwriter, I have had the privilege of working
with Carmen on several projects. She is insightful, talented and
persistent both as a director and acting coach."
"Carmen Milito's charm, intelligence, and immense skill with actors
were all more than evident in her direction of “The Beauty
"Carmen is a delight to work with. I’ve worked with her many
times and feel very safe in her very capable hands. I love it when she
breaks down the script so that an understanding of the circumstances is
Kirby (Veteran Actor)
"As a director, Carmen fearlessly takes on challenging projects that most people would run from, and finds a way to make them look easy. She is fiercely committed and wise and brings integrity to all of her work. She may start out as your director, but through the process, she stands strong, guides you with her wisdom, and in the end you find a true friend.
As an acting coach, Carmen has incredible insight into why people behave the way they do. She is able to analyze a script quickly and come up with the questions that guide you into YOUR most creative possibilities for your character. She helps you find your way to bringing intriguing, powerful characters to life."
Eileen Grubba (Actress)
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