Director: Chris Burkard
Country of Origin: United States
Excerpt from Alpha Universe:
Sony Artisan and documentary filmmaker Chris Burkard has released his latest film, “Mylo.” In the film, Burkard follows the story of Mylo Fowler (@navajomylo), who left his life in Navajo Nation to travel and photograph the world. After realizing he had more of a connection to the land where he was raised, he decided he wanted to tell its story. Now he documents the Navajo Nation with the proceeds directly benefitting them through initiatives for clean drinking water and solar energy installations.
The short film is as beautiful, visually, as it is inspiring. With the natural landscapes of Navajo Nation as the omnipresent stage where the story unfolds, we get a look inside Mylo Fowler's personal journey away from his land and people and his subsequent return, determined to be a force for positive change. As Fowler says in the film, "I had a spiritual leader in my life and he said, 'I know you love your people. I know you love your land. I know you love where you grew up. I know you will make a difference in your life and your community, but it will be the hardest thing you have ever done.'"
Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and lifestyle subjects, Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, powerful landscapes. Through social media chris strives to share his vision of wild places with millions of people, and to inspire them to explore for themselves. His visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients, speak on the TED stage, design product lines, educate, and publish a growing collection of books. Along with his team, Burkard is based out of his production studio and art gallery in the Central Coast of California.
Key Cast: Mylo Fowler