Tyler Mendelson is an American film director, born and raised in New York.
At the age of 18 in 2010, Tyler followed one of his lifelong goals and joined the United States Marine Corps. In 2012, he deployed to the Helmand Province in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and later attained the rank of sergeant.
He completed his military service in 2017, having served both on active duty, and in the Reserves. After his time on active duty, Tyler pursued his other dream, film directing, attending Emerson College and obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Film Production in 2018.
In 2017, Tyler directed the short film The Hun. A haunting tale set during the late stages of World War I, The Hun reveals the harsh realities of war through urban legends and myth. To date, it has garnered over 2 million views, more than 10 film festival awards and accolades, and is one of the most notable films produced by a GWOT veteran.
Tyler’s most recent work is In Between the White Space, a short film passion project that he wrote, directed, produced, and edited. The film aims to raise awareness for the veteran suicide epidemic in America. Telling veteran and military stories is something that Tyler is immensely passionate about.