Founded in 2010, Mythic Bridge is the shared vision of life coach Gage Cass Woodle and artist Donald J. Klein. Gage was a troubled teen who spent his formative years at a rehabilitation facility where he discovered the power of expressing himself through the arts. This experience led him to become a crisis counselor at the facility and ultimately taught Gage the value of giving back. Donald is a Columbine survivor who empowered himself by giving his feelings a voice and channeling them through performing arts and film making. Stemming from their personal challenges growing up, Gage and Don sought to create an organization that positively redirects the lives of at-risk youth. Their similar experiences with the power of storytelling and narrative film making is the foundation of Mythic Bridge.
Built on a culture of enthusiasm, Mythic Bridge is a testament to Gage and Don's ability to make magic happen. They scraped together the first workshop with only a week of preparation when they were offered free use of a studio space the following weekend. They called in favors from all of their filmmaker friends who showed up with their own equipment and hunkered down with 16 participants to produce three films in one weekend. The sense of community, personal breakthroughs and pride of achievement was confirmation that they were on the right path. Five years later, Mythic Bridge now stands as a champion for positive youth transformation and has shaped hundreds of adolescents into productive and focused young adults.