Mitch Bax is a sought after camera technician with intentions to carry his success into writing and directing.
He’s directed and produced several MuchFACT sponsored music videos, an award winning short film, and the stylized Docu-Mini Series The Art of Expression. His latest story, Sidekick, was recently turned into a successful viral short film staring Josh Dallas.
Outside of his passion for directing, he works as a Digital Imaging Technician for many high profile movies shot in Vancouver. From Deadpool and Star Trek, to Power Rangers and Robocop, he’s work along side many talented and passionate artists. Having helped these people bring their stories to life, with his penchant for technology he’s now focusing his attention on crafting his own stories by bringing together the talented crews of people he’s met over the years.
Making this film was a very personal undertaking of exploration on a topic that affects many people.
I was drawn to it after a tragedy in my family, and it was only then I realized that the public conversation up to this point around mental health, had been muted.
As I delved deeper into this topic I realized that depression was often the cause of a tragic event. Tragedies come in many forms, so I explored the perspective of different people in my life who had been affected, and then subsequently what other relationships around me had been affected.
I realized the story I wanted to tell was about a family, a Mother struggling to cope and a daughter struggling to understand. Both perspectives are being affected by this single monster, and ultimately both perspectives are part of the solution.
We don’t talk about depression enough, and that’s what gives it power; the goal of this project is to spread awareness of a deeply disturbing and often taboo topic.