Director Biography – Mylo Butler (SUNDOWN TOWN)

Mylo is a short film director and cinematographer committed to telling empowering stories centered around the underrepresented. As of early 2021, after 5 years of freelancing and working with multiple high-profile production companies, Mylo has obtained his LLC and is the managing member of his own production company MyloB Productions, focusing on storylines that feature BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other largely marginalized communities. Turning attention to issues that desperately need to be addressed in society and that are often overlooked or forgotten. Taking from his own personal experiences, Mylo is committed to capturing incredibly powerful and compelling moments that are emotionally fulfilling and moments that generate and inspire fresh meaningful concepts and ideas that shape and develop the audience’s perspective.

Director Statement

Sundown Towns are all-white municipalities or neighborhoods in the US that practice a form of racial segregation by excluding non-whites via some combination of discriminatory local laws, intimidation, and violence. Black and brown people were met with violent repercussions if they unknowingly found themselves in the wrong town after dark.

This film is directly inspired by my own traumatic experience with racism and homophobia. As a queer black man, It feels like you can never win, trying to exist in a world that constantly uses what you look like and who you choose to love as a deadly weapon against you.

By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

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