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of Latter-day Saint and/or Utah
Film Personalities


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Alex Caldiero
Latter-day Saint. Actor with major roles in two films made in Utah: Lory Smith's comedy "Chloe's Blanket" (1996) and Trent Harris' science fiction Latter-day Saint-themed comedy "Plan 10 from Outer Space" (1994). Considered one of Utah's major poets, Caldiero received the 1998 AML Award for Poetry from the Association for Mormon Letters for his 64-page book Various Atmospheres: Poems and Drawings (Signature Books: Salt Lake City, 1998).
Bruce Call
Lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Director or assistant director of commercials for clients such as McDonalds, Diet Pepsi, Dodge, Ford, and Toyota. Location manager for the feature film "Ski Patrol" (1990) and the TV movie "It Nearly Wasn't Christmas" (1989). Production manager for the LDS-themed video "Saturday's Warrior" (1989). also credits Bruce Call with a bit part onscreen as a "crippled wino" in the low-budget feature-length film "The Devil's Filmmaker: Bohica" (2003). "The Devil's Filmmaker" was filmed in Cleveland, Ohio, and it quite possibly was a different person with the same name who appeared in it.
Cherie Call
Latter-day Saint. Contemporary pop singer/songwriter. Her songs are featured on Dan Austin's basketball-themed documentaries "The Last Game of One on One" (2001) and "True Fans" (1999). With Tyler Castleton she wrote and performed "Two Story House," the closing credits song in Melissa Leilani Larson's short film "Please" (2001). Her song "Restless Soul" is a bonus track on the soundtrack CD for Richard Dutcher's "God's Army" (2000). Her song "Two Roses" is on the CD "Welcome to Brigham," which features music inspired by Dutcher's feature film "Brightm City" (2001). Website: Bio from her official website:
Cherie was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and has been singing in front of people form the age of three. From a young age, Cherie showed a talent for performance, and at thirteen she extended that talent to include songwriting. Throughout high school she performed some of her works in a community touring group. She moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, in April 1997 she graduated with a B.A. in Music.

Cherie has recorded four albums, and is working on a fifth. The most recent of the four, He Gives Flowers to Everyone, was just released in October with the Shadow Mountain label of Deseret Book. All of the songs on the new CD have religious themes. Cherie's songs have been included on several other albums, including the God's Army soundtrack, the Brigham City song collection, the 1999 and 2001 EFY albums, and the 2000 Women of Destiny album. She has toured and performed in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Dallas, St Louis, and Nashville (at the famous Bluebird Cafe). She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she performs regularly. Cherie was the recipient of the 2001 Pearl Award for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Craig Call
Latter-day Saint. Producer and director of the 1986 video version of the popular Latter-day Saint-themed musical "My Turn on Earth," written by Lex de Azevedo and Carol Lynn Pearson.
R.D. Call
Latter-day Saint. Born in Ogden, Utah. Also credited as: R. D. Call; RD Call. Veteran actor has appered in over 25 movies and has done TV work. Had a major role in "Murder By Numbers" (2002) with Ryan Gosling. Bio from "EZ Streets" website (
In "EZ Streets," veteran actor R.D. Call portrays Michael 'Fivers' Dugan, the longtime crime boss of the Alphabet streets.

With more than 20 years experience, R.D. Call has numerous television and movie roles to his credit. Best known for his work in the feature films "Waterworld," "Born on the 4th of July," "48 Hours," "At Close Range" and "State of Grace" (both with Sean Penn), R.D. can also be seen co-starring in New Line Cinema's upcoming "Last Man Standing," with Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken. Calls' television credits include guest-starring roles in Stephen King's "Golden Years" and the miniseries "Cruel Doubt."

Call keeps himself busy in his spare time by horseback riding and painting. He also enjoys writing plays, as his first love is theater. Call was born in Ogden, Utah and currently resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is February 16.

Franz J. Camenzind
Filmmaker (and Ph.D. naturalist?). Lives in Jackson, Wyoming with his wife Jane. Director and cinematographer of the documentaries "Coyote, American Trickster" (1993) and "American Bison, Spirit of a Nation" (1993) for PBS' "Nature" program.
Jane Camenzind
Lives in Jackson, Wyoming with her husband, filmmaker and naturalist Franz J. Camenzind. Credited with sound work on her husband's 1993 documentaries "Coyote, American Trickster" and "American Bison, Spirit of a Nation."
Douglas Cameron
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Doug Cameron. Prolific sound professional whose credits as production sound mixer or sound recordist include the feature films, videos, and TV movies: Double Teamed (2002), Hounded (2001), No Place Like Home (2001), Horse Crazy (2001), The Poof Point (2001), The Luck of the Irish (2001), Nobody's Baby (2001), SLC Punk! (1999), The Robin Hood Gang (1997), A Life Less Ordinary (1997), Clubhouse Detectives (1996), Breaking Free (1995), Coyote Summer (1996), Wish Upon a Star (1996), The Paper Brigade (1996), Same River Twice (1996), Just Like Dad (1996), Windrunner (1995), Seasons of the Heart (1993), The Legend of Wolf Mountain (1992), Little Heroes (1992), On Our Own (1988); American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story (1991); Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms (1992); The Children's Video Songbook Vol. 2: I Am a Child of God (1991). Many of these were Disney TV movies or Feature Films For Families videos. Production sound mixer for the 1990s TV series "Promised Land."
Thomas Camoin
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Thomas Andre Camoin. Writer, director and editor of the independent feature film "How to Smoke Pot" (2000), Camoin's feature directorial debut, which premiered at the Utah Film and Video Festival.

"How To Smoke Pot," which reported a budget of $7,000, is the story of Jake, a young writer who deals pot to make ends meet. His late father's '73 Cadillac Fleetwood protects him like a suit of armor as he races through town on his various deals. The strange dreams that crowd his head at night are matched by the odd events that he seems to come across every day. He is a spectator in his own life until he befriends a man dying of AIDS. This colorful journey through the desert of Jake's mind is mirrored by the dangerous beauty of Utah's West desert. In the end Jake gets a wake up call even he can't ignore and learns the importance of making his life his own. This narrative feature was shot using a miniDV camera. Principal photography was completed in August of '98 in Salt Lake City and Skull Valley.

Arlene Campbell
Lives in Moab, Utah with her husband, film crew member Larry D. Campbell. Costume designer/costumer/wardrobe specialist.
Dan Campbell
Lives in Park City. Still photographer. Has done work for "Huntress" (USA Network), "Stolen from the Heart" (CBS), "Absence of the Good" (HBO).
Dave Campbell
Lives in Hurricane, Utah. Does on-set construction for film productions. Assistant location manager for Adam Anderegg's short film "The Touch" (1997), made at BYU and LDS Motion Picture Studios.
Larry D. Campbell
Lives in Moab, Utah with his wife Arlene. Sometimes credited as: Larry Campbell. Experienced film crew member. Location scout, location manager, production coordinator and line producer/production manager. Location manager or location scout for the feature films "Equinox" (1992), "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993) and the TV movie "Greenhorn" (1996). Location scout for "Thelma & Louise" and "City Slickers II." Has also been a location manager for commercials, including Volvo and Levis. Transportation coordinator for "Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat" (1989). Mechanic/car prep. for "Thelma & Louise", "Freejack" and "Tango & Cash" (Warner Brothers). Prop assistant for "Greenhorn" and commercials, including Michelin (Gerard De Thames). Reclamation work for "Geronimo", "City Slickers II" and commercials.
Joana Canals
Latter-day Saint. Health report producer for a Denver-area television news broadcast. In 2001 was the producer of the Spanish-language dubbing of Richard Dutcher's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "God's Army" ("El Ejercito de Dios").
David Candland
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Actor, broadcaster. Had supporting roles in two full-length Channing Lowe films: "Stanton" and "Old Hag." Was on Fox 13 morning news for over 3 years. Has appeared in an LDS Homefront PSA, and several commercials, industrial films, voice-overs etc. Currently work on-air for KPNZ (Z-24), the UPN affiliate television station in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also works as a freelance writer. Has written several cover stories and commentaries for The Event Newsweekly (now defunct) and Salt Lake City Weekly.
Bruce Candrian
Utah-based actor. Films: Supporting role as a Disciple in the video "Be Not Troubled", produced at LDS Motion Picture Studios. TV guest appearances: supporting roles on 2 episodes of "Touched by an Angel." Featured parts in commercials for: Wells Fargo Bank, CHIP (Utah Department of Health), LDS Motion Picture Studio and Clickincome.Com. Theatre: lead roles in Harrigan's Ghost; Celebration Toast; Godfather of the Bride. Supporting roles in Taming of the Shrew (Chris Sly and Vincentio) and Our Town.
Mark Cannon
Also credited as: Mark C. Cannon. Assistant cameraman for the classic BYU short films "The Phone Call" (1977), "The Mailbox" (1977), "The Gift" (1977) and "The Mailbox" (1978).
Nancy Cannon
Costume designer for Kels Goodman's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002), which was an epic period film. Costume designer for the short war film "Sea Angel" (2003), made by ShineBox Motion Pictures.
Marcus Cano
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of the short film "Delusion" (2001). Assistant prop master for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002).
Brian Capener
Latter-day Saint. Born in Ithaca, New York. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Brian R. Capener. Cinematographer. Producer/director of the KBYU documentary "Two Artists," produced at Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1976, featuring African-born painter Trevor Southey (a BYU graduate). Cinematographer of "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989), a film shown often on television and available on video that was produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and directed by Michael McLean. Cinematographer for the classic BYU-made short film "Christmas Snows, Christmas Winds" (1978). Audio engineer for the puppet musical film "Cinderabbit" (1978), made at BYU. Capener was also the co-writer (with McLean) of "Nora's Christmas Gift." Director/cinematographer and co-writer (with Alex Nibley) of the documentary "The Faith of an Observer: Conversations with Hugh Nibley" (1985), made at BYU, featuring the famed Latter-day Saint scholar and BYU professor Hugh Nibley. Director of Photography for the movie "The Ice Runner" (1993), shot in Russia. Director of Photography for the Feature Films For Families video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993) and the TV movie "Face of Evil" (1996), both filmed in Utah. Also the Director of Photography for the feature films "Dropping Out" (2000), "Smoke Signals" (1998), "Radio Inside" (1994), and "Yesterday's Target" (1996), and the TV movie "My Stepson, My Lover" (1997). "Capener's career traces back to the late 1970s, when he produced, wrote, directed, shot and edited PBS documentaries. He focused on cinematography in the mid-1980s, and has subsequently segued into commercials and narrative filmmaking."
Douglas Caputo
Birth name: Douglas J. Caputo. Also credited as: Doug Caputo. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. As an actor has appeared in major roles in 5 known films: Clay Essig's independent feature "Fortune Cookie" (1999), Rocco DeVilliers' Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video "Only Once" (1998), the feature film "China O'Brien II" (1991), Eric Hendershot's direct-to-video family film "Message in a Cell Phone" (2000) and the TV movie "Mother Knows Best" (1997).
Arlen Card
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Arlen L. Card. Composer of: Lehi's Land of First Inheritance (2002); The Long Road Home (1999); Barefoot to Zion (1997; CD); Heaven Sent (1994); Wind Dancer (1993); Mountain of the Lord (1993).
David Card
Lives in Orem, Utah. Also credited as: David W. Card; Dave Card. Works at LDS Motion Picture Studio in Provo, Utah. Property supervisor for the short films "A Truce with Death" (1993), about Latter-day Saint pioneers, and "Gold Fever" (1990), both of which were directed by Bill Shira. Included in the "special thanks" section of the Latter-day Saint-themed short film "Roots & Wings" (2002). Prop assistant for the BYU-made PBS documentary "Minerva Teichert: A Mission in Paint" (1988), about a famous Latter-day Saint painter.
Geoffrey Card
Latter-day Saint. Born 1978. From Greensboro, North Carolina. Served a two-year mission in Los Angeles, California. Son of famed science fiction writer Orson Scott Card. Author of God's Army (2001), the novelization of Richard Dutcher's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film (2000). Has written seven feature length screenplays, and is now studying film at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., with a directing emphasis. Cinematographer and editor of his father's short comedic film "Remind Me Again" (2002). In 2002 Geoffrey Card served as director of photography for the short film "Fork" and the DJD Productions film "A Foot in the Door." Geoffrey Card has written a feature-length screenplay adaptation of Orson Scott Card's time travel novel Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus. He was hired by the producer that owns the film rights to the book.
Orson Scott Card
Latter-day Saint. Served a 2-year mission in Brazil. Best known as one of the most popular and critically acclaimed science fiction writers in the history of the genre. Winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards. Script writer of multiple animated videos produced by Living Scriptures, Inc.: The Nativity; He Is Risen; Journey to the Promised Land; The Prodigal Son; The Good Samaritan; The Joseph Smith Story; Nephi and the Brass Plates; Noah and Abinadi. Script writer for the "Docudrama of the Restoration" video series, which includes 12 videos about Latter-day Saint history, including "Roots of an American Prophet." An accomplished and award-winning playwright. Frequently directs (and acts in) local theater. Currently writing the screenplay adaptation of his most famous novel, Ender's Game. Many other books and stories by Card have been optioned for film. Card's debut as a film director was the short film "Remind Me Again" (2002), which he also wrote. Website:
Paul Cardall
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Website: Business: Stone Angel Music. Cardall is a composer and music career consultant. His website proclaims that his company produces and markets "music that we feel enriches, enlightens, and heals the human soul. Stores can order product through our wholesale partner, Excel Entertainament." Cardall's albums include Faithful; Sign of Affection; Miracles and The Looking Glass (a musical interpretation of a novel by best-selling Latter-day Saint author Richard Paul Evans). He has songs on other albums as well. Cardall has done some media-oriented scoring, including writing musical scores for commercials for clients such as Bonneville Communications, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint Foundation, Capital Media, Moke Sport / Outdoors (theme song), University of Utah Foundation and Richard Paul Evans Publishing, Inc.
Ora Carew
Born 19 April 1893, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 26 October 1955, Los Angeles, California. Birth name: Ora Whytock. Sometimes credited as: Ora Whytock Carew. Actress. Appeared in at least 37 films between 1915 and 1928. Had many starring roles, especially early in her career, including: The Sorrows of Love (1916); Cold Fury (1925); Go West, Young Man (1918); Under Suspicion (1919); Too Many Millions (1918); Loot (1919); The Peddler of Lies (1920). Wrote the story for one movie: "Her Bridal Night-Mare" (1920)
Shelley Carling
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with 8 other filmmakers, made the 23-minute film "Messages: A 2002 Olympic Documentary," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film focuses on aspects of Utah's culture during the 2002 Olympics.
Skip Carlsen
Lives in Farmington, Utah. Stunt man for "The Way of the Gun" (2000) and "Slaughter of the Innocents" (1994).
Matthew Carlson
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short film "Echoes."
George Carlston

Originally from Burbank, CA, began his film career at BYUMPS in 1988 as an extra on “A More Perfect Union.” This opportunity led to other work as a driver and P.A. on “Encyclopedia Brown” and “Mountain of the Lord.”

After moving back to Los Angeles he found work in post production and eventually became a colorist in 1995, working on long form film and television projects, as well as short form advertising campaigns in New York City.

As he expanded his experience he began doing ‘side projects’ for old friends from his Provo days and LDS ward in Burbank, doing dailies and film transfers for “Brigham City,” “Out of Step,” and “The Smith Family” documentary among other LDS themed projects.
George has worked as a colorist in Los Angeles, NYC, and Provo, UT.

He is currently developing a color correction facility to serve the needs of film makers and advertisers in The Intermountain West.

George served in the England Manchester Mission from 1984 to 1986. He and his wife, LeeAnn, reside in Utah Valley and are the parents of two young sons. George Carlston

Eddie Carneal
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Denmark. Professional actor.
Madeleine Carol
Actress. Bio from The Actor's Lounge (
Madeleine's talent for the arts as a sculptor and painter has naturally led her towards her new passion as an actress. In this new venture, she has already appeared in two independent feature films. In her own words she says "I'm in it for the fun, money and men".

Amy Caron
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made the short (15 min.) experimental film "Nature of the Beast," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: "Life isn't something you figure out. You just get on the beast and ride."
Clint Carpenter
Latter-day Saint. Born circa 1977. Grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Moved to Lindon, Utah, in 1996. Graduate from film school at Brigham Young University (BYU). Majored in media arts, with an emphasis on directing. Director of the short film "Iscariot" (2001), starring Richard J. Clifford as the Biblical Judas. Assistant director of the award-winning short film "The Wrong Brother" (2000), available on video. Currently working as the script coordinator in Los Angeles for the WB TV series "Smallville," about Clark Kent as a teenager before becoming Superman. Carpenter is also the co-writer of the new "Smallville" DC Comics book premiered March 19, 2003. Before working for "Smallville," Carpenter worked as an unpaid intern at some production companies. In January 2001, Clint began as an intern for Spyglass Entertainment (which has produced such movies as "The Sixth Sense" and "Shanghai Knights"). He then interned for George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh's production company, Section Eight. After that he interned for "Smallville" for four months before he was offered a paying job as a writers' assistant.
David Carpenter
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production assistant. Production assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Bit part actor and extra. Brown hair; Hazel eyes; height: 5' 6"; weight: 160 lbs. Guest appearances on: Touched by an Angel; Cover Me; Promised Land; Stolen From The Heart. Extra in the films "Zack & Reba" and "Dumb and Dumber." Stage experience at Cottonwood Theater.
Lynne Carr
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based actress best known for playing Sister Beecroft, the mission president's wife, in Richard Dutcher's "God's Army" (2000). Had the third-billed role as an investigator struggling with a smoking habit in John Lyde's direct-to-video feature-length film "The Field is White" (2002).
Ronald L. Carr
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also credited as: Ron Carr; Ronald Carr. Credits as a location manager include the feature films Suspect Zero (2003); Con Air (1997); The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1997); Sliver (1993); Mom and Dad Save the World (1992); Impulse (1990); Real Men (1987); Zapped! (1982); St. Helens (1981); and The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966). Also location manager for the TV movies: Dancing at the Harvest Moon (2002); Blackout Effect (1998); The Inheritance (1997); Keep the Change (1992); and Help Wanted: Kids (1986), and for the TV series "Birds of Prey" (2002), "Boomtown" (2002) and "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000-2003). Production supervisor for the TV series "Fear Factor" (2001-2003).
Scott Carrier
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Radio producer for "All Things Considered" (NPR). Has worked as a mixer and/or boom operator for the Discovery Channel, NBC Today Show, and Trent Harris' satirical Latter-day Saint-themed independent feature-length film "Plan 10 from Outer Space" (1994). Bio from Salt Lake Weekly (
Scott Carrier is known for his stories in Esquire magazine, he's a producer for public radio and Hearing His stories have appeared on "This American Life" and he is the author of the book Running After Antelope. Recently his story about Afghanistan, "Over There," appeared in Harper's. Scott lives in the Avenues and writes often about life in and around Salt Lake City. Read his book, but please don't stalk him.

Ari Carrillo
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made the short (4 min., 50 sec.) animated film "Adelita," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. This computer-generated short is based on a true story.
Bryan H. Carroll
Born 13 February 1967, Bountiful, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Bryan Carroll. Film editor. Editor of "Major League: Back to the Minors" (1998), "The Phantom" (1996) and the TV movie "The Accident" (1993). Visual effects editor on "Titanic" (1997). Assistant editor on over 15 feature films, including: Coyote Ugly (2000); The Haunting (1999); Wild America (1997); Mr. Holland's Opus (1995); Operation Dumbo Drop (1995); In the Army Now (1994); Free Willy (1993); City Slickers (1991); Die Hard (1988); Predator (1987).
Les Carroll
Latter-day Saint. Screenwriter. Had a small acting role as a soldier in the Civil War drama "Strike the Tent" (2005), starring Julian Adams, Amy Redford, Gwendolyn Edwards, Joshua Lindsey, Tippi Hedren and Mickey Rooney. Also credited as a military advisor on "Strike the Tent." Wrote and produced documentary "Always First: the South Carolina Air National Guard" (2006). Film aired statewide on South Carolina Educational Television (PBS). In discussions with independent producers on first feature film, 1899 college football story set in the south.
James Carson
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: James M. Carson; Jim Carson. Illustrator for film, whose credits include a large number of big-budget Hollywood movies, including: The Amazing Spider-Man (2004), The Hulk (2003), The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), Men in Black II (2002), Minority Report (2002), Spider-Man (2002), Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001), Bedazzled (2000), Wild Wild West (1999), Armageddon (1998), The Replacement Killers (1998), Men in Black (1997), Face/Off (1997), Mars Attacks! (1996), Broken Arrow (1996), Batman Forever (1995), Ed Wood (1994), Taking Liberty (1993). His earliest film credits are as a model maker for "Robot Jox" (1990) and "Look Who's Talking" (1989).
Don L. Carstensen
Born 17 March 1906 in Utah. Died 17 January 1998, Los Angeles, California. Gaffer on: Hells Angels on Wheels (1967); A Child Is Waiting (1963); Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).
Anne Carter
Lives in Moab, Utah. Construction crew and greenskeeper for the movie "Passion in the Desert" (1997), and for commercials, including American Express. Also did set construction for the TV movie "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1996). Prop assistant for Toyota commercial.
Dan Carter
Latter-day Saint. Special effects artist, whose credits include: The Fifth Element (1997); Broken Arrow (1996); Speed (1994); Money Train (1995); The Lawn Mower Man (1992); Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995). Academy Award for "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991). Emmy Award for "Miracle Landing" (1990).
Jeff Carter
Latter-day Saint. Sound director for Richard Dutcher's "God's Army" (2000), Dutcher's "Brigham City" (2001), Kurt Hale's "The R.M." (2003), Nathan Smith Jones's "The Work and the Story" (2003) and Curtis Taylor's "American Grace" (2003), all of which are Latter-day Saint-themed feature films. Sound editor and sound engineer for the short films "Gold Fever" (1990) and "Freedom on the Water" (2002). Also credited as the Post Sound Supervisor, ADR Mixer and Mixing Engineer for "Brigham City" (2001). Music recording engineer for the 1989 video adaptation of the hit Latter-day Saint musical "Saturday's Warrior." Music engineer for the many Feature Films For Families (FFFF) videos, including "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993), "Rigoletto" (1993), "Split Infinity" (1992), "The Seventh Brother" (1991). Music engineer for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Christmas Mission" (1998) and for the award-winning short film "Fedora" (1994).
Lyndia Carter
Historian specializing in the Mormon pioneer migration. Credited as a contributing writer in Lee Groberg's documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997).
Spencer Carter
Latter-day Saint. Boom operator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003), for which Jeff Carter was the sound director.
Sylvia Carter
Lives in St. George, Utah. Voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997).
Producer Casey
Rock D.J. for FM 107.5 ("The End") in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made a minor cameo appearance in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002).
Neal Cassady
Born 8 February 1926, Salt Lake City, Utah. Raised in Denver. Died 4 February 1968, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Known as the real genius behind the "Beat movement" in literature. His cross-country trips with Jack Kerouac were chronicled in the famous book On The Road. Profiled in the documentary "The Beat Generation: An American Dream" (1987). A letter he wrote is part of the basis of "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" (1997). Profile Page
Alan Cassidy
Alan Cassidy has spent over 25 years in Hollywood as a producer and writer on thirty series including "The Incredible Hulk", "The A-Team", "Hunter", "Wiseguy", "The Commish", "Magnum, P.I., "Riptide," and "Hardcastle & McCormick," several television pilots and national commercials. He directed for "Silk Stalkings" on USA cable and has written for TV Guide and other periodicals. He has worked for Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, and Stephen J. Cannell Productions and was Associate Producer on the Oscar-winning feature-length documentary, "The Great American Cowboy". He has been a long-standing member of the Writers Guild of America (West), the Producers Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild (having appeared on several network series including "LA Law", "Scene of the Crime", "Hunter" and done considerable voice over work for the networks. He's a graduate of Brigham Young University, hails from Connecticut, and served four years in the U.S. Navy. One non-fiction book for the LDS market presently awaits publication as he completes a novel and prepares a slate of feature film projects with a new producing partnership.
Janay Castleton
Utahn who as a child had a small role as a "ButterCreamette" in the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992) and its sequel "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993). Competed as a solo vocalist in Utah's State Solo & Ensemble Festival in 2001, at which time she was a student at Jordan High School.
Edwin Catmull
Latter-day Saint. Born 1946. Birth name: Edwin Catmull. Sometimes credited as: Ed Catmull. Has received 3 Academy Awards for developments in CGI (computer graphics). Developed the "RenderMan" software used in movies such as "Toy Story", "A Bug's Life" and "Monsters, Inc." With Apple Computer pioneer Steve Jobs, Catmull founded founder Pixar, which has made award-winning box office hit computer-generated movies in conjunction with the Walt Disney company. Executive producer of "Toy Story." Computer graphics specialist for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982). for "Star Trek II" Catmull created the groundbreaking and memorable visual image of the Genesis Planet being formed.
Nancy Cavallaro
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Costume designer for the TV series "Touched by an Angel" (1994-2003), the TV miniseries "Nothing Lasts Forever" (1995) and the short film "Water with Food Coloring" (2001). Production assistant for the feature film "Backdraft" (1991).
Christine Cavanaugh
Born and raised in Utah. Voice actress. Also credited as: Christina Cavanaugh. Retired in 2001. Bio from All Movie Guide, written by Andrea LeVasseur (
Voice actor Christine Cavanaugh has an unmistakable speaking style and an amazing range of characters including babies, animals, monsters, and little mad scientists. She's probably best known as the voice of Chuckie on Nickelodeon's Rugrats and the voice of Dexter on Cartoon Network's Dexter's Laboratory. Born in Utah, she moved to L.A. to become an actress and ended up doing voice work for a friend's student film. During the '80s, she provided the voice of Cathy for the three CBS animated specials based on the comic strip by Cathy Guisewite. She also did some normal acting as a guest star on Salute Your Shorts as well as a supporting role in the feature film Soulmates. In 1991, Cavanaugh started doing the voice of plucky girl duck Gosayln Mallard on the Disney cartoon Darkwing Duck as well as the voice of Chuckie Finster on the Klasky Csupo cartoon Rugrats. Obviously the bigger hit, Rugrats led to several video specials, video games, and eventually feature-length films. Staying with Klasky Csupo, she then provided the voice of Oblina, one of the three main monster-students on Aaahhh!!! Real Monsters. On the more grown-up side of things, Cavanaugh regularly appeared on The Critic as the voice of Marty, Jay Sherman's dad, along with Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson) as the voice of Marty's wife, Margo Sherman. You can also hear Cavanaugh on the animated series Sonic the Hedgehog, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Hercules, The Powerpuff Girls, and King of the Hill, as well as the voice of Birdie in McDonald's commercials. In 1995, she lent her voice to the live-action film Babe in the starring role of Babe the Gallant Pig. Choosing not to participate in the sequel, Babe: Pig in the City, the role was instead played by her Rugrats co-star E.G. Daily (voice of Tommy Pickles). In 1996, she got busy as the intense boy-genius Dexter in Dexter's Laboratory and won an Annie Award in 2000 for the hour-long TV special Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip.

Tawnya Cazier
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the short films "Gwen Parker and Associates" (2001) and "Just Say When" (2000). "Just Say When" is described thus: "A woman invents a story of having an affair to cause her husband to pay more attention to her." "Just Say When" and "Gwen Parker and Associates" both competed were screened at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. Producer of the short film "Barren Earth" (2002). Assistant director of the short films "Iscariot" (2001) and "Happy Go Lucky" (2000). Writer of the short film "The Gift" (2001). Second assistant director of the award-winning short film "Roots & Wings" (2002), directed by Christian Vuissa. Producer of the short film "Please" (2001). Stage manager for a theatrical production of Sweeney Todd at the Castle Theatre, Utah (2001). Casting director for the short BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003).
Nancy Ceo
Lives in Park City, Utah. Costume designer for "Jacks or Better" (2000) and "Blue Christmas" (1998). Costume supervisor for the feature films "Blood Work" (2002), "Made Men" (1999), "Truth or Consequences, N.M." (1997), and the TV movie "Face of Evil" (1996). Assistant costuming credits include: Good Advice (2001); Bats (1999); Armageddon (1998); Con Air (1997); Invasion of Privacy (1996).
April Chabries Haws
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: April Chabries; April Haws. BA, Brigham Young University (BYU), 1991. MS, MFA, Utah State University, 1996, 1999. Director of the PBS documentaries "A River in the Desert" (2000) and "A Story of Faith: The Founding of Snowflake Arizona" (2000). Producer/director of the BYU-made PBS documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002). Working on a film about Utah County orchards. Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications at BYU. Associate producer of Tasha Oldham's critically acclaimed documentary "The Smith Family" (2002). Bio from "The Smith Family" website (
April Chabries teaches courses in documentary film and web video at Brigham Young University. In addition, for the past two year she has served as Assistant Dean of Technology for the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Chabries also manages the newly created YFilms website which showcases the work of Media Arts majors as part of her technology efforts. As a producer/director, Chabries has worked on documentaries dealing with the intermountain west. She recently wrote, produced and directed A River in the Desert, an archival documentary about a charismatic priest and the Navajo people he loved. Currently she is producing documentary films on the history of the orchard culture in Utah Valley and Navajo basket makers. Chabries obtained a BA in Humanities from Brigham Young University and an MFA in Art from Utah State University.

Rachel Chabries
Latter-day Saint. Camera operator for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002), produced and directed by April Chabries Haws.
Michael Chadbourne
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah. Works at LDS Motion Picture Studios at BYU. Mixed and recorded the music for the PBS documentary "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999). Audio mix for the short film "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath" (1997). Remix engineer for the PBS special "Songs of Praise and Remembrance: A Memorial Day Celebration" (2000), featuring the choirs and orchestra of Brigham Young University (BYU). Music and post production mixing for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997), a tribute to Latter-day Saint pioneer women.
Dustin Chafin
Lives in Manhattan, New York. Bio from Cutting Edge Entertaiment (
He is the hot new comic who the NY Times touts as the comic who "gets laughs every time he speaks". Dustin performs regularly at comedy hot spots such as the Comic Strip and the Gotham Comedy Club, tours nationally at dozens of colleges, and corporations, and has been heralded as one of the top new comics by a number of organizations. Has written for Saturday Night Live, the Daily Show on Commedy Central, The Chris Rock Show on H.B.O.

Dustin has an edgy, but approachable humor drawn from his life experiences... in Texas to his stay at Parsons Fashion School in NYC on a minority (white heteroxexual male) scholarship. Hiding from Jehovah Witness girlfriends, sinning for Knick's tickets and testing the effects of cat nip make-up give some punch to his humor. And audiences find themselves thinking about the truth behind his insightful humor long after the show is over.

Bryce Chamberlain
Latter-day Saint. Actor. Sometimes credited as: S. Bryce Chamberlain. Major roles in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature-length film "Day of Defense" (2002), and the independent feature film "The Creator's Game" (1999) and "Sarah's Child" (1994). Supporting role as the judge in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Star of the original version of the Church video "Man's Search for Happiness." Appeared in other films for the Church. Small parts in "Son of the Morning Star" (1991) and the documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). Cast as Lehi, a major supporting role, in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie (2003). Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (
Bryce is a veteran motion picture, TV and stage actor. Bryce has appeared in more than 55 films, including many Disney films. Some of Bryce's Film credits include: The Executioner's Song, Don't Cry Wolf, Summer of The Eagle, The Creator's Game, President's Child, Of Heaven and Home, Numbers, Sarah's Child, The Three Witnesses, Son of The Morning Star, Love Is For The Byrds, Teen Angel I and II, Man's Search For Happiness, and many more.

Some of Bryce's TV credits include: playing George Washington in A Republic If You Can Keep It (PBS), playing Thomas Jefferson in Jefferson At Monticello (PBS), Ancient Secrets of The Bible (PBS), Day In Court (ABC), Rescue 911, Touched By An Angel (CBS) and many more.

Bryce has had more than 200 roles in theatrical productions in California, Utah and Idaho. Some of his credits include: My Fair Lady as professor Henry Higgins, Hamlet as Hamlet, Mary Mary as Dirk Winston, The Glass Menagerie as Tom and A Christmas Carol as Scrooge. Bryce has also appeared in The Merchant of Venice With George C. Scott, Tiger At The Gates with John Ireland and The Wings of Eagles with Loraine Day.

Bryce has performed a wide variety of well-known historical character roles and one-man portrayals, including: Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Johann Gutenberg, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and Moroni.

Doug Chamberlain
Latter-day Saint. Born in Normal, Illinois. Birthdate: January 13. Married his wife, Emily, in May 1995. They hav one child. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the short film "Nikoli the Extra." Cinematographer of the short films "A Christmas Kite (1999) and the award-winning "The Wrong Brother" (2000), both of which were BYU student films. Cinematographer of the short student films "Funky Town" (2000) and "The Salesman" (1999), both directed by Matthew Janzen. Cinematographer of the short film "The Yard Sale" (2002), directed by Ray Kimsey. "The Yard Sale" was shown at the prestigious Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films.
Jeff Chamberlain
Latter-day Saint. Born 5 January 1954, Ft. Ord, California. Married to actress/camp director Lachelle Chamberlain. Actor best known as a soap opera actor during the 1970s and 80s. He had a regular role on "As the World Turns" during the 1970s. Played the parts of "Lawrence Barrington" and "Gordon Hull" on the daytime soap opera "Capitol," which ran from 1982 to 1987. Had small roles in "Pump Up the Volume" (1990), "Rivals" (1979) and the TV movie "Stranger at Jefferson High" (1981). TV guest appearances include: One Life to Live; The Man from Atlantis; Quincy. Now co-produces the camp shows at his wife's Fine Arts Summer Day Camp.
Lachelle Chamberlain
Also credited as: Lachelle Chamberlin; Lachelle Price. Small roles in the feature film "Rivals" (1979) and in the TV movies "Stranger at Jefferson High" (1981), "Captain America" (1979) and "Captain America II: Death Too Soon" (1979). TV guest roles include: Eight is Enough; CHiPs; Quincy; The Amazing Spider-Man (animated series); Escort to Danger; Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Founder and director of Lachelle Chamberlain Fine Arts Summer Day Camp. Bio from her camp's website:
Lachelle Chamberlain began her professional performing career at the age of eleven as a youth soloist with the New York City Opera Company. She graduated from Culver City High School and went on to study theater arts at BYU and UCLA. As a member of Screen Actors Guild she guest starred in numerous television shows, films, and in over 30 commercials. She toured the United States and Canada on stage and performed in rep such roles as Little Mary in "Little Mary Sunshine" and Hodel in "Fiddler on the Roof". She has had extensive experience not only performing, but teaching and coaching as well. As a talent manager she has coached many children in their theatrical careers and she has taught voice, dance, drama and music in private schools and in her own workshops. She is married to Jeff Chamberlain, who co-produces the camp shows. They have four daughters and reside in Agoura Hills.

Lynleigh Chamberlain
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short documenary "There's No Place Like Home" (2001).
Erin Chambers
Latter-day Saint. Erin was born Sept 24, 1979 in Portland, Oregon. She received her BFA in Acting from Brigham Young University in 2002. Film credits are Free Willy 2, Blast, Ricochet River, The Substitute 3:Winner Takes All, Heber Holiday, Alvin and the Chipmunks and starring roles in Disney's Don't Look Under the Bed, Tears of a King, The Singles 2nd Ward and Errand of Angels. Prominent TV credits include Medium, Without a Trace, Bones, CSI:NY, ER, Veronica Mars, Strong Medicine and recurring roles on Stargate:Atlantis and Days of Our Lives. National commercial campaigns include Wendy's, Cotton, Dr. Pepper, Clean and Clear, among others. Erin also played Johanna in "Sweeney Todd" at PCPA TheatreFest (2002) and Jessica Poole in "The Pleasure of His Company" at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA (2008).
Drew Champion
Lives in Orem, Utah. Production assistant. Props assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Randy Champion
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Art director. Production designer for the Christian market feature film "The Climb" (2002), which was filmed in Utah. Carpenter for the film "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989), commissioned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Art director (working under Richard Jamison and John Uibel) for the big-budget 70mm film "The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), commissioned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Construction advisor for the short Biblical film "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath" (1997), made at LDS Motion Picture Studios. Construction foreman for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997).
Jennifer Chapman
Lives in Kanab, Utah. Office production assistant for "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999). Production coordinator for the TV movie "Double Teamed" (2002).
Kelly Chapman
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Kelly Chapman Mayer. Best known for winning the Miss Utah beauty pageant and then competing on the nationally televised Miss USA show in 2003. Was the co-host of the live comedy concert film "It's Latter-day Night!" (2003), which as produced by HaleStorm entertainment and featured five Latter-day Saint comedians. lists Chapman with small acting roles in 3 feature films: "At First Sight" (1999), "Bloodlust" (1992) and "Dangerously Close" (1986). Possibly some or all of these credits are actually for an actress with the same name. Chapman competed on the NBC primtime stunts and gross-out competition show "Fear Factor," as part of an episode with five other Miss USA contestants. She was eliminated in the first round in a contest in which the women lowered upside down into a pool and had to hold their breath.
Demetria Chappo
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Voiceover actress.
Marc Chapuis
Credited as first assistant director, second assistant director, and carpenter for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath" (1997). Also had a minor role on screen in "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath." One of the grips for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996).
Glen Charles and Les Charles
Latter-day Saints (non-practicing as adults). The Charles brothers were the writer/producers who created the sitcom "Cheers." Created the character "Frasier", which was spun off into his own popular TV series. Writer/producers on "Taxi", "The Bob Newhart Show", and other TV sitcoms. Wrote for "M*A*S*H" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Screenwriters of the feature film "Pushing Tin" (1999). Profile Page
Kevin Chase
Lives in Moab, Utah. Rigger, location scout and stunt coordinator. Company: Worldwide Specialty Rigging, Ltd. Specialty rigger. Does rigging for stunts, cameras, climbing. Credits include "Spider-Man" (2002), "Mission Impossible II" for director John Woo, "Stuart Little 2" (2002), the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics (NBC/SOBO), Superbowl XXXV (CBS Sports), "Journey Into Amazing Caves" (IMAX), "It's a Miracle" (2001, PAX), "Worst Case Scenario" (2002, Sony), the FOX TV show "Fear Factor" (2002), Metalica's music video "I Disappear" (2000) plus other films and many commercials. Cable camera system rigging for live concerts, including: Jennifer Lopez, Puddle of Mud, Kylie Monique, Bon Jovi, Metalica, Oliva Newton John, In Sync. Websites:;
Lynn Chatterton
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Actor. Has appeared in commercials for IHC, R.C. Willey, ZCMI Center, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (playing a father), and Deseret Book (also playing a father). Appeared as "Potiphar" in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley, Utah, 2000. Played "Brockelhurst/Col. Dent" in Jane Eyre: The Musical, at Hale Centre Theatre West Valley, 2000. Other stage roles include: Carmen; The Sound of Music; The Secret Garden; Between the Cottonwoods; Music Man; Broadway Nights I and III; South Pacific. Has done voiceover work for Capture Quest (Creative Solutions) and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Played a doctor in print advertising for Zion's Bank and Myriade Medical.
Brent Cheeley
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Videographer.
Alan Cheney
Latter-day Saint. Lives in the Los Angeles area. Graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Design & Computer Science in 2002. Has worked at Dreamworks Animation since 2002, starting in Layout with "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" (2003), and later moving to Visual Effects work on recent movies such as Monsters vs Aliens (2009), How To Train Your Dragon (2010) and Megamind (2010). IMDB info: Alan Cheney
Davison Cheney
Latter-day Saint. Had one of the lead roles, as "Tod," in the direct-to-video film version of the immensely popular Latter-day Saint musical "Saturday's Warrior" (1989). Managing producer and stage designer for the 1999 production of Doug Stewart's Latter-day Saint-themed musical "Star Child," which was taped and is available in LDS bookstores. Was one of the stars of The Trail of Dreams (written by James Arrington, Marvin Payne and Steven Kapp Perry), when it premiered on 7 January 1997 at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah. Set designer for the Centre Street Theater (Provo, Utah) production of Eric Samuelsens's play The Way We're Wired in January 2003.
Mike Chenoweth
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Sandy, Utah. Served a full-time mission. Lives with his wife Kim in Sandy, Utah. Director of "Emotions For Sale." Production assistant on "License to Thrill," the feature-length film "Con Air" (1997), and the PSA "Fire and Sky." Stand-in for Wayne Rogers in the feature film "The Goodbye Bird" (1993). Company: Mudpuppy Media Group. Website:
Alan Cherry
Latter-day Saint. African-American. Lives in Provo, Utah. Author, actor, singer, and comedian. Was one of the original Young Ambassadors (the foremost performing group at Brigham Young University). Had a small role as an IRS agent in Kieth Merrill's 1981 feature film "Harry's War." Has appeared in a number of other productions. Bio (from
Alan Cherry was born and raised in New York City. In 1966 he joined the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed in Abilene, Texas... Cherry was baptized [into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] on 9 May 1968, at age 22. He enrolled at Brigham Young University once he completed his Air Force enlistment in 1969. He later started an acting career... In 1970 he wrote It's You and Me, Lord! -- his experiences as a black [Latter-day Saint]... Following the 1978 Revelation, he was ordained an Elder, and soon after that accepted a call to serve as a missionary in the California Oakland Mission. In 1985 he was asked by Jessie L. Embry, of BYU, to conduct interviews nationwide for the LDS African-American Oral History Project. One of the black [Latter-day Saints] he interviewed was Janice Barkum of Gulfport, Mississippi; whom he later married in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Rick Chestnut
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Elberta, Utah. Producer/director of the short films "A Piece of the River", "Rogers Shoe Repair" and "Lumiere."
Miranda Brook Chivers
Sometimes credited as: Miranda Chivers. As a child actress had a small supporting role in the TV movie "The Man with Three Wives" (1993), starring Beau Bridges. Small roles in the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992) and its sequel "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993).
Pamela Choales
Additional assistant editor for Blair Treu's "Wish Upon a Star" (1996).
Kali Chopin
Buddhist. Raised as a Latter-day Saint. Born circa 1978. Actress and pet sitter. Lives in Sunnyvale, California (near San Francisco). Raised by a Latter-day Saint mother and an atheist father. In her early twenties she was drawn to Buddhism, which is now her religious preference. Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic. Filipina-Chinese-Salvadorean, and some Caucasian. Bachelors degree in Mass Communications, with an emphasis in Media Broadcasting, and a minor in Drama. Began working at KTVU after college, but quit to pursue acting full-time. Minor role in the movies "The New Guy" (Revolution Studios, 2002). Various independent films which have been shown at film festivals. Minor guest role on the CBS TV series "Nash Bridges." Has done some stage acting. Various TV ads on TNT, MTV, etc. Was on the cover of an issue of Asian Week which had a feature story about her. Has done some modelling in fashion shows. Runs a business: Buddha's Nanny Pet Sitting Service. URL:
Brandon Christensen
Lives in Utah. First assistant camera for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Brigham City" (2001) and "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). First assistant camera under D.P. Butch Adams on the Jericho Road music video "Finding My Way Back To You" (2002). First assistant camera for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997), a tribute to Latter-day Saint pioneer women. First assistant camera (second unit) for the independent feature film "Partners in Crime" (2000). Second assistant camera for the TV movie "Absence of the Good" (1999). Director of Photography for the award-winning short film "Roots & Wings" (2002), directed by Christian Vuissa. Camera assistant for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002).
David Christensen
Grip for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002).
Erik Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short film "When the Wind Blows" (2001), which competed in the International Young LDS Film Festival in 2001.
Garold Christensen
Lives in Heber City, Utah. Credited with "locations" for the short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), about Latter-day Saint pioneers.
Gary Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Animation student at Utah Valley Community College. Producer/director of the animated video "Because Sunday is Special" (2001), sold in Latter-day Saint Christian bookstores. Profile Page
Herbert Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Alpine, Utah with his wife Liz. Also known as: Herb Christensen. Executive producer of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). He was in charge of raising money from investors so that the film could be produced. He was also an important investor himself. Also has a small on-screen role as a bishop in "Charly." Bio from "Charly" website:
Herbert Christensen is an inventor, engineer and businessman. He holds a master's degree in physics from BYU along with extensive upper level courses in business. With a career that spans more than 30 years, he has developed and administered many companies from start-up to profitable sale. He has designed and manufactured products from concept through to distribution. Although most of hisbusiness endeavors involve primarily the private sector, Herb is no stranger to the motion picture industry. He served as executive producer on the feature film Where's Willy, as well as Jack Weyland's CHARLY. He is also story editor on another feature currently in development, Promised Valley. Herb is a "Who's Who" in business and has acquired a reputation of accountability and reliability.

In the business world, Herb's philosophy has always been to create commerce that has a positive effect on those who come in contact with it. The shift from private sector to executive producer is a natural extension of that business credo. "One reason I've traded in the boardroom for the screening-room is that I can reach many more people through film and influence them for good in ways traditional business can't," Herb said. "My goal is to bring back that quality movie-going experience by providing excellent films that not only entertain, but edify as well."

James C. Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Nationally renowned fantasy artist. Author/illustrator of Voyage of the Basset, which was adapted by Hallmark Entertainment into the epic fantasy miniseries "Voyage of the Unicorn," which debuted on the Odyssey Channel in 2001 and is available on video. In 2002 Christensen received the Chelsey Award for Best Cover Illustration, Magazine for the cover he did for The Leading Edge, No. 41, April '01.
Katy Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Daughter of diector/cinematographer T.C. Christensen. Received a "special thanks" credit in the direct-to-video film "Seasons of the Heart" (1993), directed by T.C. Christensen. One of numerous credited "story consultants" for T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video film "Bug Off!" (2001). One of the camera operators for the "making of" film included on the DVD release of "Bug Off!" (2001).
Liz Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Alpine, Utah with her husband, Herbert Christensen. Her husband was the executive producer of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). She and her husband were important investors in the film, and they can be seen on-screen as extras in the wedding party scene. She also can be heard as the off-screen telephone voice of the New York boyfriend's mother in another scene.
Spencer Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Becky. Eagle Scout. Graduated from East High School (Salt Lake City) in 1993. Graduated from Salt Lake Community College, 2-year A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems. Student at the University of Utah, majoring in Film Studies. Helped to organize and put on the Kids First Film Festival in Utah in 2001. Volunteer work for the Sundance Film Festival, 2001. Writer/director of short film "The Gate", which Jason Ball also worked on. "The Gate" is an adaptation of a true story written by Lee Christensen, which first appeared in the Church magazine The Ensign (February 1996). Director of the short documentary film "The Lost Boys of Sudan," which premiered at the Salt Lake City Film Festival in August 2002. "The Lost Boys of Sudan" (about African refugees from Sudan), later competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November, 2002. Christensen, along with frequent collaborators Jason Ball and Jacen Brewer, competed against nearly 40 other teams in the 24 Hour Filmmaking Marathon competition that was part of the 2002 LDS Film Festival. The film they created in 24 hours, "The Bond Between Brothers," did not win but received honorable mention. Writer/director of the short comedy film "No Where to Run," about a man selected to win the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes, who unfortunately can't win because he is a member of the Federal Witness Protection program. Worked on a short time travel film "Time is a Strange Thing" in 2001, directed by Jason Ball. Writer of the short film "Tiger and Dragon" (2001), directed by Jason Ball. Director of the documentary "Reading Is Fundamental" (2003, 9 minutes, color), which competed in the 3rd LDS Film Festival (Jan. 2004) and was described thus: "This short documentary contrasts and connects the two issues of literacy and blindness." Website:
Steve Christensen
Steven Christensen
Lives in Utah. Also credited as: Steven Christensen. Worked in the art department for Rick Page's short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998). Art director for the short film "Simplicity" (2002), directed by Chet Thomas and written by Darrin Fletcher. Composer for the low budget feature film "Wish Me Luck" (1995). One of numerous credited "story consultants" for T.C. Christensen's "Bug Off!" (2001). Sound recordist for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video short film "A Pioneer Miracle" (2003), directed by T.C. Christensen. Credited with sound for the short film "Mouths of Babes" (1980), directed by T.C. Christensen.
Tanner Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Christensen is the writer, producer and director of the short film "Waiting on Sound: The Making of BUG OFF!," which is included on the DVD release of director T.C. Christensen's low-budget feature film "Bug Off!" (2001). Presumably, Tanner is T.C.'s son. Tanner worked as the boom operator on the production of "Bug Off!" and uses the "making of" film to hilariously (and quite fictitiously) recount how he saved the film from dying like a rabid dog (his words). About half of the "making of" video features Tanner, in close-up, discussing the project, making him the star of the "making of" film. Tanner's film thus becomes a witty "mockumentary" about low-budget filmmaking, hosted by Tanner's "character" -- a self-deluded boom operator with a hyper-inflated ego. Tanner is also one of numerous credited "story consultants" for "Bug Off!" Following in his father's footsteps as a cameraman, Tanner was the first assistant camera operator for short films by BYU students -- Brad Barber's "Get" (2001) and Krisi Church's "Shattered" (2001). Tanner is also credited in T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video feature film "Seasons of the Heart" (1993) as one of the artists who responsible for the drawings of a child character.
T.C. Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Tom Christensen; Thomas R. Christensen; Thomas Christensen. Cinematographer whose more than 30 film credits include films for the Church such as Kieth Merrill's "The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), IMAX films such as "The Witness" (1999), "Olympic Glory" (1999), and "Ozarks: Legacy & Legend" (1995), and many direct-to-video feature films, including: The Penny Promise (2001); Horse Crazy (2001); No More Baths (1998); Split Infinity (1992); Rigoletto (1993); In Your Wildest Dreams (1991); etc. Was the 2nd Unit Director of Photography on Richard Dutcher's acclaimed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Also cinematographer on Lee Groberg's Latter-day Saint-themed PBS documentaries "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (2000), "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992). Credited with additional cinematography for Groberg's "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995). In addition to his work as a cinematographer, Christensen has been the director of a number of direct-to-video film: "The Penny Promise" (2001; also the writer); "Bug Off!" (2001; also the screenwriter); "The Touch of the Master's Hand" (1998); "The Mouths of Babes" (1996; also the producer); "Seasons of the Heart" (1993); "The Pump" (1988). Director of the short film "A Pioneer Miracle" (2003), which competed in the 3rd LDS Film Festival (Jan. 2004), as well as in other film festivals, and was described thus: "The true story of eight year-old Belle Richards who disobeys her father and as a result puts herself and her three year old brother in a life and death situation. Through prayer and a miracle they survive and Belle makes a commitment to never defy her father again."
Tess Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Daughter of cinematographer and film director T.C. Christensen. Had a supporting role in the direct-to-video feature film "Seasons of the Heart" (1993), directed by her father. Appears briefly on screen in her father's direct-to-video film "Bug Off!" (2001) as part of the alien council and as a passerby. Also one of many credited "story consultants" for "Bug Off!" One of six camera operators credited in Tanner Christensen's "making of" film included on the DVD release of "Bug Off!"
Tonja Christensen
Born 3 September 1971, Salt Lake City, Utah. Playboy Playmate of the Month November 1991. "Miss December" in "Playboy Video Playmate Calendar 1993."
Zep Christensen
Joe Christensen
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Zep Christenson; Joe 'Zep' Christensen; Joe Christensen. Presumably the son of director/cinematographer T.C. Christensen. Film editor for the Vineyard Productions documentary "Backstage at the Ballet" (1995). Film editor for the Latter-day Saint-themed video "A Pioneer Miracle" (2003), which was directed by T.C. Christensen. First assistant camera, additional editor and one of many story consultants for T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video movie "Bug Off!" (2001). First assistant camera for the short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002). First assistant camera on Scott Featherstone's "Same River Twice" (1996). Additional first assistant camera for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). First assistant camera for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997), directed by Richard Dutcher. Second assistant camera for Eric Hendershot's "Clubhouse Detectives" (1996), on which T.C. Christensen was the cinematographer. Second assistant camera for the Feature Films For Families video "Seasons of the Heart" (1993), directed by T.C. Christensen. Second assistant camera for the award-winning short film "Fedora" (1994), for which T.C. Christensen was the director of photography. Camera assistant on Lee Groberg's documentary "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999). Sound recording engineer for Lee Groberg's PBS documentary "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1996). Grip for the Gospel-themed short film "The Touch of the Master's Hand" (1988), directed by T.C. Christensen.
Dave Christenson
Lives in Park City, Utah. Camera loader on the feature films "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999) and "Made Men" (1999). Also worked on "Christmas in the Clouds" (2000).
Dave Christenson
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the short (10 min., 33 sec.) film "Escape," which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: A man, who wants an escape from reality, fails to think about what may happen after life.
Nick Christenson
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with 8 other filmmakers, made the 23-minute film "Messages: A 2002 Olympic Documentary," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film focuses on aspects of Utah's culture during the 2002 Olympics. Along with 9 other filmmakers, made the short (19 min., 45 sec.) film "The Farm," which was also shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. This film is the story of a group of children sent to a camp to learn to conform to society.
Brandon Christiansen
Latter-day Saint. Cinematographer of the short film "In Time of Need" (1999), now sold on video in Latter-day Saint Christian bookstores. Electrician for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). 1st Assistant Camera for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996). Gaffer for the KBYU documentary "Letting God Have His Way: A Conversation about C.S. Lewis" (1999).
Dalin Christiansen
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based actor with the 2nd billed role in the movie "No Dogs Allowed" (2002). Major roles in the videos "Partners in Crime" (2000), J. Golden (2000) and "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997, a.k.a. "Angels in the Attic"). Smaller roles in the Feature Films For Families video "Rigoletto" (1993) and the TV movies "The Ballad of Lucy Whipple" (2001), "The Huntress" (2000) and "Absence of the Good" (1999).
Scott Christopher
Scott Claflin
Latter-day Saint. Born 13 January 1967, Ferndale, Michigan. Birth name: Scott Christopher Claflin. Also credited as: Scott Claflin. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU). Won national Irene Ryan Acting Award in 1991. Using the name "Scott Claflin" he had a major role in the independent feature film "At Gunpoint" (1990) and appeared in the LDS-themed direct-to-video movie "Rockwell" (1994). Best known as the UPN "Movie Guy." Actor with major roles in a number of feature films made in Utah, including: Handcart (2002); The Penny Promise (2001); Y2K, a Comedy (2000); The Robin Hood Gang (1998, a.k.a. Angels in the Attic); Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997); Same River Twice (1996); Rockwell (1994); At Gunpoint (1990). Host of the 2001 and 2002 Pearl Awards. Small roles in "American Flyers" (1985) and the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). One of numerous credited "story consultants" for T.C. Christensen's "Bug Off!" (2001). IMDb bio (,+Scott):
Scott Christopher was born in Michigan then moved to Utah at age 11. Along with one brother and two sisters Scott was raised by a divorced mother. He began acting at age 4 and went on to win the Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarship while attending Brigham Young University. Spent 6 years as a morning radio d.j. while pursuing acting. Now a full time actor Scott also hosts a nightly movie on the Salt Lake City UPN affiliate. He resides in Orem, UT with his wife Liz and their four sons

Jennifer Christopherson
Latter-day Saint. Appeared as an extra in a commercial for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Has danced for 13 years. Interested in doing more acting. Voice lessons (2 years). Student director for high school plays.
Karen Christoffersen
Lives in West Valley City, Utah. Producer/director of Quality Dealerships 2002 ads. Continuity supervisor for Bob Williams' 1989 video adaptation of the popular Latter-day Saint-themed musical "Saturday's Warrior."
Lynn Christofferson
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Lynn W. Christofferson. Production auditor for Scott Featherstone's independent feature film "Same River Twice" (1996). Production accountant for the Feature Films For Families videos "Seasons of the Heart" (1993), "The ButterCream Gang" (1992) and "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993). Now he is one of three principals (along with producer Scott Swofford and director Kieth Merrill) who operates Vineyard Productions of Salt Lake City, Utah. Vineyard is a film production company which produces major IMAX documentaries, including the Academy Award-nominated "Amazon" (1997). He is also director of finance for Vineyard.
Danielle Chuchran
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah. Also known as: Danielle Ryan Chuchran. Child actress. Lead role in the Church video "Love Thy Neighbor" (2002), directed by Scott Featherstone. Small roles in Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002) and the HBO movie "Shot in the Heart" (2001), both filmed in Utah. Small role in Kels Goodman's Latter-day Saint-themed historical epic feature film "Handcart" (2002). Had a co-starring role on an episode of the network TV drama "The District" in 2002.
Howard Chuman
Born 11 February 1918 in Utah. Died 27 March 1978, Kern County, California. Actor credited with small roles in a number of movies, including: Fair Wind to Java (1953); Forbidden (1953); Back at the Front (1952); Mara Maru (1952); I Was an American Spy (1951); Secrets of Monte Carlo (1951); Halls of Montezuma (1950); Three Came Home (1950).
Jimmy Chunga
Latter-day Saint. Popular Salt Lake City-based radio personality who hosts The Morning Show on 107.5 The End with Mister West and Casey Scott. Made cameo appearances as a police officer ("Phat Cop") in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "The Singles Ward" (2002) and "The R.M." (2003).
Krisi Church
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Krissy Church. Driven and talented film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of short films "Shattered" (2001); "Entity" (2000); "Neckties", "Love Apple" "Ascension." Co-editor for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Eat, Drink and Get Married" (2004). Editor of many short films, including "Iscariot" (2001), "Delusion" (2001) and "Shattered" (2001). Assistant editor of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Won the Best Editing Award at the Eclipse Film Festival for her film "Shattered." "Shattered" also competed at the International Young LDS Film Festival in 2001. Church created the short film "Sarah: A Vignette" (2003, documentary, 7 minutes, color), which competed in the 3rd LDS Film Festival (Jan. 2004). Made from footage shot of her own niece, the film was described thus: "A 3 year old girl reveals her perspective on the most important things in her life."
Jared Churchill
Latter-day Saint. Production Manager/Lead Rigging Supervisor for Zygote Media, based in Provo, Utah. Working for Zygote Media, who was contracted by companies such as Sony Imageworks, Digital Domain, and Olive Jar, Churchill did character modeling for the feature films "Hollow Man", "Fight Club", "Dennis the Menace II", and "The 5th Element," as well as the Wall Dancers Coke Commercial. Website:

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