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As an actor, Jon Morris has performed and created with major productions such as Fuerzabruta, Cirque du Soleil, The MET, and Theatre de la Jeune Lun to name a few.

As founder of creative collective, The Windmill Factory, he's creative directed Phantogram's 2016 US tour, choreographed the Nine Inch Nails 2014 festival tour, movement-directed for David Michalek’s Dries Von Noten Retrospective at Le Louvre, and much more.

Vanguards caught up with Jon at The Windmill Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to learn about his life as an artist and innovator, and chat about his creative process and inspirations.

Produced, directed, shot, and edited by: Matthew Vega

Co-Produced, shot, and edited by: Matthew Colby

Additional shooting by: Daniel Vukelich, Anthony Arfi

For episode two, Vanguards travels to Washington D.C. to get inside the mind of Rory O'Connor, electronic solo artist and drummer of the electronic musical group known as Tycho. Hot off the heels of a world tour, Rory sat down tell us about how he got involved in drumming, creating audible stories under his alias as Nitemoves, and life on the road with Scott Hansen and the Tycho crew.

Produced and Directed by Matthew Vega

Associate Producers: Daniel Vukelich & Staci Langdon

Photography: Matthew Vega & Matthew Colby

"It's kind of a hidden agenda that some people in the fashion industry don't even know exists, but it's a crucial point of the business that really draws people in." Episode three of Vanguards finds us back in New York City for an intimate conversation with Joshua Giardina; the Visual Director for Club Monaco.

Produced and Directed by Matthew Vega

Associate Producers: Daniel Vukelich & Staci Langdon

Photography: Matthew Vega & Matthew Colby

We kick off the first episode of the series with Brian Wenner, one half of the electronic audio/visual duo known as Prism House. In this episode we learn about his creative process and get the low down on what's next for this purveyor of sight and sound.