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Tim Myles to premiere project at imagineNATIVE Festival

Director Tim Myles, a St. Bernard's native, hopes to direct a film on the Burin Peninsula. CONTRIBUTED
Director Tim Myles, a St. Bernard's native, hopes to direct a film on the Burin Peninsula. CONTRIBUTED - Contributed

St. Bernard's native hopes to direct film on Burin Peninsula

TORONTO, Ont. —

Newfoundland born actor/director Tim Myles is gearing up for the world premiere of his latest project, a music video he directed for the song The Light by Indigo, a Metis pop music artist who was born and raised in Toronto.
The video is set to screen during the short program at 1:30 p.m. on Oct.25
Myles told The Southern Gazette during a telephone interview on Oct. 16 he got involved with the video after Indigo reached out to him.
“She had seen my work," he said. Myles put together a music video, “Got It In You”, for Universal Music/Island Records for an artist called Banners.
He explained it was that video and others he put together for an artist called Telsen that interested Indigo in working with him.
“She just liked my Astatic and the way I did my video and so she reached out to me and said, 'I have this idea that I think that you would be perfect for, so I met with her and we talked about it, we just went from there.”
Myles added he later learned she was an Indigenous performer.
“She had mentioned that she was Native, but she didn’t know that I was Native at the time, so that all came about afterwards. I was like 'you know I’m from the Reserve in Conne River' — so that kind of was like a cherry on top.”
The video which depicts a woman seeking revenge on an abusive ex-boyfriend with the help of two girlfriends will be the sixth music video that he has directed.
Myles, who moved from St. Bernard's-Jacques Fontaine to Toronto, Ont. to study acting at the Toronto Film School in September 2014, has two more music videos in the works and is also in pre-production with his first short film.
“I’m in pre-production for the music video and I’m still finishing the final touches on the final script for the short.”
He added he hopes to release his short film, a dark comedy entitled, “I Don’t Throw Small Tantrums” in the new year, with a five-year goal of turning it into a feature film.
"I’d love to make it in Newfoundland,” he said. “My goal is to make my first feature film back home where I grew up, especially the Burin Peninsula area because I think that has not been filmed.
"People usually show St. John’s or the west coast, but I think we have some of the most beautiful landscapes back home and I actually really want to bring this back home a film it in Newfoundland.”
Myles said that while he enjoys directing music videos, his main interest is in short films.
“The music videos make for a quick release of creativity. The turn around on making a music video is much quicker and there are more people involved. With shorts you have 100 per cent creative control, because it’s your vision. I’m working on making my way into narrative.”
Although Myles has had the opportunity to work with several recording artists to date, he said there are still some that he would love to have the chance to work with.
“I’d really like to direct a video for The Lumineers or Lorde,” he explained. “The Lumineers, I really like all the visuals they have done in the past, I like how they go with a narrative style with their videos, it’s almost like a short film and then Lorde’s music, I grew up on her music and she her visuals are great and I feel like I could really do something with that.”

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