" To create is to wield the power of the gods."
EMilio Mils (born October 1987 as Emilio Cordiel Richardson) is an American actor, artist, designer, singer/songwriter, rapper, and acrobatic yoga instructor. In 2012, under the artist name, Mili Mils, Crystal Rain Productions released 2 singles, "Chainless" and "My Treasure," both written, composed, and performed by Mils. At the time, he was serving in the U.S. Military and was unable to pursue his full career.
After medically leaving the Air Force in 2014, EMilio pursued a much more freeing career in radio, rekindling his flame for creativity. In 2016, he left radio to pursue expressive art as a career adding digital illustration and performance art to his arsenal of artistic ability under his personal brand, The Mils Edition (@theMilsEdition).
EMilio has enjoyed much of his success in Sacramento's arts & media scene using his creativity to entertain, spark social change, and empower the entrepreneurial artist within. His community events are for like-minded, inclusive, and positivity-focused people to connect in a safe and collaborative environment whether it be an artist mixer or an acrobatic yoga jam session.
As a published writer, poet & lyricist, EMilio has written & voiced on-air commercials and promotions for 6 major radio stations and 7 brands in the Sacramento market alone. EMilio has worked with hundreds of people, businesses, products & events as an all-around creative. He has been featured on over a dozen websites & podcasts, radio shows, over 1,100 social media pages, and a handful of news broadcasts including Good Day Sacramento and nationally syndicated Fox 40,
EMilio has emceed and performed at festivals, concerts, tours, and outdoor events with over 10,000 people in attendance and has made several commercial television appearances and some cameos including Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back. His professional modeling background consists of commercial, promotional, fitness, fashion, and editorial work including Chevrolet's Finding New Roads magazine (October 2015) #FuelYourHustle campaign.
Using his childhood skill to impersonate, EMilio has found a home in front of the screen as a feature film and commercial actor. He's currently represented in Northern California (including Reno/Tahoe) by Cast Images currently based in Sacramento, Ca. Spreading comfort and happiness to others is what fuels EMilio to continue pursuing an incredibly competitive & challenging, yet rewarding career as a professional actor.
As an artist and designer, EMilio has created digital media from logos and brand marks to 6 ft mural designs. His passion for creativity and wild imagination has allowed him to push the confines of any box. "If I had a superpower in art and design I would say it was ideation. The ideas are the easy part. Bringing them to life is a whole other story." –EMilio Mils
Mils's ultimate goal is to bring enjoyment, value, and inspiration to people’s lives. He strongly believes in collaboration over competition and welcomes any opportunity to create and artistically express himself and his views on life.
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