Born as Mitchell Leedom Tyrer in Glendale, CA and later raised in Long Beach, CA. Named after the Mitchell camera by his father, Ronald - a USC Film School Graduate; film has been a major part of Mitch's life as far back as he can remember. Growing up watching the classics pushed Mitch to eventually decide upon a career in the field, not as an actor, but instead as a hard working camera man. This decision was made in 2006 while attending St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, at which point he decided to take a videography class which he excelled at. From Vermont Mitchell traveled to Chicago, IL to attend the Columbia College Chicago Film School where he concentrated in Cinematography. Graduating in May of 2011, Mitchell is a freelance Director of Photography/Cinematographer. A passionate, hard working, and serious filmmaker with an eye for detail. Having a great deal of on set experience as a camera assistant and grip, he is comfortable in setting a shot and lighting it. Mitchell's ultimate goal is be a successful Director of Photography on big features and to be a member of the ASC.
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Erin Logan lives with and provides for her twin brother Jacob, who is severely affected by autism. After she stumbles into chances for love and friendship, she is forced to confront what it means to have a good life, and whether she can care for her brother and for herself at the same time. Written by Keaton Wooden, and David Midell
The Journey Back
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The Journey Back explores the life of Melody, a young woman who is forced in to sobriety by her well intentioned father. The impending physical misery is not what she fears the most. Her greatest fear of sobriety is the demons from her past that she has been silencing through years of drinking. The most heartbreaking are the memories of her alcoholic mother. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Drama and History) Camera and Electrical Department As his one and only friend, Enkidu, dies in his arms, King Gilgamesh is faced with the ultimate truth that is his own mortality.
The October Crisis
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The October Crisis is a drama that tells the story of three brothers in the American Midwest - Jake, Casey and Mac. The film deals Jake and Casey's response to the molestation of his youngest brother Mac by a Catholic priest, Father Thomas. After the police fail to make a conviction, Casey convinces Jake, an outspoken atheist, that they must murder the priest. Set on a path of revenge, Jake must overcome the challenges involved in planning and executing a perfect murder. He performs his own investigation, struggles to keep his secret from his Evangelist girlfriend Julia, and struggles to hit anything with his newly acquired handgun. But more importantly, Jake must confront his own moral questions & lingering doubts, examining the very nature of faith and justice. The plan puts Jake's relationships to the test and pulls his life into focus. After a day of target practice and fantasizing about the murder, Jake believes he has firmly dedicated himself to what he must do - but an unlikely... Written by Marc Wilkinson
Film (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich with the help of a suburban slacker who dwells in his parents' basement. Written by Anonymous
Video (Crime, Fantasy and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Through Lilly's eyes, the world is a dark but beautiful place, where she and her sister, Rosalyn, live happily in the heart of a deep forest. In reality, however, each day is a battle for Rosalyn, who has been forced to take up prostitution in order to provide for herself and her delusional sister and simply pay the rent for their inner-city, tenement apartment. An odd twist of fate brings an unlikely ally into their lives, in the form of a local drug addict. Together, they form a plot against a vicious crime boss; a plan that will either lead to their salvation or their doom. Written by Rose White Movie
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The movie follows Dominicus Pike as he traverses the American Midwest, plying his trade as a cigar salesman, and his dawning realization that he may have sold his soul to a multinational corporation. The main story is interwoven with narrative threads involving the collapse of Dominicus' relationship with his girlfriend, Carlie, and his discovery of what may be a murder plot involving one of his clients, Mohammad "Double Apple" Akbari. Rife with literary allusions and political undertones, this atmospheric and heady brew is dedicated to imprisoned Iranian filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Jafar Panahi. Written by Michael Smith
Film (Drama and Short) Director A young man channeling his day dreams to escape the world around him into successful writing.
Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL)