MYLZ, is a visual artist based in Burlington, Ontario; an artist who represents the embodiment of our art being the sum of its parts. Through his development as an expressive child, his creative process, and the instinctual response a human skeleton invokes which drives him,MYLZ walks us through his philosophy that everything that comes before us contributes to the next piece of art we produce. As we delve into MYLZ’s thoughts, we begin to wonder if our experience with him is the next sequence in our own process.
MYLZ examines several distinct works of his; each piece relates to a point in his life, and the film focuses on how these moments collide with one another; moments and ideas that lay dormant until they explode onto a canvas. The documentary observes MYLZ in a large studio setting; in which, we see him tending to works in progress, works from the past, and addressing how his past, present, and future self exist in unity to create the next piece of work. Over the course of the documentary, we see his work only close, obscured detail; as we become more familiar with the artist behind the work, we begin to see the whole of his creations.
Chris Haiko | Director
Chris Haiko is the director of MYLZ: Facing Progress. His main focus in filmmaking is writing and directing. He is a third year student in Sheridan’s Bachelor of Film and Television program. The artistic process is something very resonant in Chris’ work from the past few years, and he wants to explore that through his friendship with MYLZ.
Beau Green | Producer
Beau is the producer of MYLZ: Facing Progress. He is in his third year of the Honours Bachelor of Film and Television Production program at Sheridan College. He specializes in editing and directing and is currently taking producing. Beau’s great passion is creating meaningful stories like MYLZ: Facing Progress, and sharing them with a wide range of audiences.
Julius Velarde | Director of Photography
Julius is the Director of Photography of MYLZ: Facing Progress. He is currently a Third-Year in Sheridan’s Bachelor’s of Film and Television program. He is currently taking Cinematography and Editing as his two specialtys. Julius’ passion lies in telling the stories of those around him, believing that everyone has their own story to tell. Julius is particularly interested in the path that others take in their creative process and how it leads to the final product.
Szabi Nagy | Assistant Camera
Szabi is the 1st Camera Assistant of MYLZ: Facing Progress. He is currently in third year of Sheridan’s Bachelor’s of Film and Television program. Cinematography and sound are his choice of streams. Szabi is interested in telling stories, using unique approaches to cinematography that embody the emotion of the film. Szabi enjoys creating with others, and seeing the approaches they take during the creative process.
Leo Wei | Location Sound Recordist
Leo is the Location sound mixer of MYLZ: Facing Progress. He is currently in third year of Sheridan’s Bachelor’s of Film and Television program. He is fascinated by the world of sound. He also enjoys the world of the documentary, and he wants to pursue his future career as a documentary filmmaker.
Yabing Xu | Picture Editor
Yabing is editor of MYLZ: Facing Process. She is currently a third year student of Bachelor of Film and Television program at Sheridan College, and she is interest in and good at editing, VFX, and cinematography. She loves to painting and graphic design which creates her art world. Facing Progress is a great experience to learn and communicate with the artist about art creation for her.
Miya Liu | Gaffer & Behind the scene
Miya is the gaffer and bts of MYLZ: Facing Progress. She is currently a third year student of Bachelor of Film and Television program at Sheridan College, and has enthusiasm on editing, VFX and cinematography. Miya used to work in an art company, which interested her a lot on exploring an art world. MYLZ: Facing Progress is a great opportunity for her to get a closer look at the work process of the artist and see how he produce in a creative way.
Lan Zhao | Assistant Editor & VFX Editor
Lanny is the VFX artist and Assistant Editor of MYLZ: Facing Progress. She is a third-year Bachelor of Film & Television student at Sheridan College. Her passion lies in editing and making visual effects. Lanny has nine years of experience in drawing. She also works on graphic design. Maybe not every style or form of art is accepted by the world. However, she believes that when a person creates art, he/she and his/her works are so unique. On MYLZ: Facing Progress, The artist, MYLZ through his art passes on his inner world.
Special Thanks To
Eriq Phillip | Location Sound Recordist
Eriq Phillip was the temporary Location sound recordist. He is a second year student who is inspired by the ability that sound has to bring life to moving picture. He hopes to use his love of cinematography and sound design to, one day, transport viewers into a spectacular, imaginary world of his creation.
Raine Berridge | Post Sound Mixer
Raine Lundy is the post sound mixer of MYLZ: Facing Progress. Raine is a second year student at Sheridan College’s bachelor of Film and Television program, with focuses in writing, producing, and sound. She loves story telling, and is excited to be apart of such and amazing project.
Carter Buckman | Post Sound Mixer
Carter Buckman is a post sound mixer of MYLZ: Facing Progress. He is in his second year of Sheridans BFTV program and specializes in post production sound and visual effects. He is very excited to be a part of this great Doc.