Received photographic training while serving in Air Force and entered industry through the federal government's Minority Labor Pool (enacted 1972) which required the film industry to hire one minority for every five whites employed in every capacity. Mills shot several TV projects before turning to film serving in assistant photography positions until his debut as cinematographer, "Boyz N The Hood" (1991).
Cinematography (Feature Film)
Misc. Crew (Feature Film)
Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)
Entered film business as cameraman with help of Minority Labor Pool
Moved into film as camera operator on "Beverly Hills Cop II"
Served as principle photographer on first feature, "Boyz N The Hood"