Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
My name is Myles Michelin. I am 20 years old from Baltimore Maryland. I am a filmmaker and director that tells stories of people in the city and helps to show others that Baltimore is more than what it’s known for in the media. I want people to know that I am just someone who cares enough about my city to use film and videography to shed a better light on the city.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
One thing I do differently with film is to treat the people I spotlight in my films like real people and not like animals that the media portrays them as. I like to show the good in people, and that these people have a voice that needs to be heard.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
I was spotted on the street by a neighbor for my most popular video “My Block Doc”, and I ran home and told my mom what happened. Ever since then, I have been getting recognized every once in a while. I also got to be on a couple of local podcasts including “Getting to the Truth in This Art” with Rob Lee. Since then, it’s been great and it’s given me hope that this is what I’m destined for.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
So far, the biggest challenge is getting the word out to more people about the content. I post on social media and have a youtube channel with all my work as well. I feel like everyone should see it because it’s important and wholesome. I feel like my work also might make people take a step back and reflect on the way the world is, and that we might need more content focused on people and their stories.
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
Top 3 would have to be Spike Lee, Lester Holt and Tyler Perry.