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of Latter-day Saint and/or Utah
Film Personalities


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J.D. Hacken
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Made the short documentary "Jessica Hacken, Professional Genealogist" and the experimental short films "State Street, Salt Lake City" and "3-D. Sound mixer for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002).
Jason Hacken
Lives in Provo, Utah. Sound/audio technician. Credits include: "Ruben & Ed", "The Donor", "Bond", "Once Upon A Dream."
Carl Hacking
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah with his wife, Vickie. Still photographer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Hacking also appears briefly onscreen as an FBI agent. His company provides a variety of photography services, including engagement photos, bridals, outdoor and indoor sittings, wedding packages, missionary photography, commercial and advertising. Information from his website (
Carl Hacking Photography will capture all of your special moments and occasions. Whether it's a family picture, a missionary portrait or your wedding day. We provide superior photography for great prices. Whatever you need a picture of, we can take it! Carl Hacking is the only photographer, so you know your getting the personal interaction that you want! Your pictures will be the best ones possible.

Carter Hagerman
Latter-day Saint. Born 18 December 1973 in Phoenix, Arizona. Actor. Graduated from Brigham Young University, where he played baseball. Played the title role in the low-budget independent direct-to-video horror/thriller films "Silo Killer" (2002) and "Silo Killer 2: The Wrath of Kyle" (2005), both written and directed by Hagerman's friend, non-LDS filmmaker Bill Koning. Hagerman and the director had been best friends since the age of fourteen. The director told Hagerman there would be no nudity in "Silo Killer," and his footage was filmed first. The finished film has some shots of a woman's bare chest. This upset Hagerman's wife, who refused to watch the film. But apparently Hagerman and the director remained friends, because Hagerman reprised his role for the sequel.
Tressa Lynn Halcrow
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Co-director (with Christopher Rawson) of the critically acclaimed short documentary "Me Nsu Bio" (2002), which won Best Documentary at BYU's Final Cut festival, 2002.
Cody Hale
Latter-day Saint. Uncle of film director Kurt Hale. Composer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "The Singles Ward" (2002) and "The R.M." (2003), both directed by Kurt Hale. Vocalist for the Feature Films For Families animated video "The Seventh Brother" (1991).
Dean Hale
Latter-day Saint. Former head of Excel Entertainment, one of the largest distributors of Latter-day Saint market music. He became the head of Excel Motion Picture Distribution, when that division was formed within Excel. As such, he was the distributor for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "God's Army" (2000), "Brigham City" (2001), "The Other Side of Heaven" (2001), and "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Excel is the largest distributor of Latter-day Saint-themed feature films, and one of the largest niche market distributors in the United States. Hale gave presentations and participated in panel discussions at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002.
Jean Hale
Born in Salt Lake City. Birthday: December 27. Actress. Credited with appearances in 9 films (some made-for-TV): Lies Before Kisses (1991); Thanksgiving Day (1990); Pals (1987); The St. Valentine's Day Massacre; In Like Flint (1967); The Oscar (1966); McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965); Taggart (1965); Psychomania (1963). TV guest roles include: The Virginian; Hawaii Five-O; Bonanza; Batman; Hogan's Heroes; The Legend of Jesse James; The Wild, Wild West; Perry Mason; The Fugitive; McHale's Navy; Wagon Train; My Favorite Martian.
Kurt Hale
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Sandy, Utah with his wife Marnie. Co-writer and director of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002), an all-out comedy which won the awards for Best Picture and Best Director at the Thunderbird International Film Festival. His second feature film is "The R.M." (2003). Bio from the website of HaleStorm Entertainment (, the company he helped found:
Kurt Hale, grandson of Ruth Hale, graduated with honors from film school at Brigham Young University. After seven years as Vice President of a Salt Lake City based business firm, he founded and incorporated HaleStorm Entertainment, Inc. Ruth and Kurt Hale will collaborate in over 80 stage plays that can potentially be made for the screen.

Nathan Hale
Latter-day Saint. Died in 1994. Husband of playwright and theater founder Ruth Hale. Ruth and Nathan Hale founded four community theaters, beginning with the Glendale Centre Theatre in California in 1947. In Utah, they founded one Hale Center Theater in Orem and another in South Salt Lake, and the Hale Summer Theater at the family ranch in Grover.
Ruth Hale
Latter-day Saint. Born 14 October 1908 in Granger, Utah. Died 20 April 2003. Also known as: Ruth Hudson Hale. Actress and playwright. Attended the University of Utah and received a teaching degree. Served a mission in the Eastern States Mission. After that she met and married Nathan Hale. During World War II they and their four children moved to Hollywood so that Nathan could pursue an acting career in movies. Ruth and Nathan Hale later served a full-time mission (when Ruth was 75 years old) in Nauvoo, Illinois. Best known for her stage work as an actress, writer, producer and theater owner. With her husband Nathan, Ruth Hale is the co-founder of Hale Center Theaters, starting in Glenadale, California. A number of notable actors began their careers in Hale's Glendale theater, including Gordon Jump, Mike Farrell and Connie Stevens. This grew to become the longest-running theater group in America, with theaters in California, Utah and Arizona. Grandmother of film director Kurt Hale. (She has a cameo apperance in Kurt Hale's directorial debut, "The Singles Ward", 2002.) Major role as "Sarai" in the Living Scriptures, Inc. animated video "Abraham and Isaac" (1992). Major role in the feature film "Sarah's Child" (1994) and Alisa Anglesey's short film "In Time of Need" (1999). Major roles in the TV movies "Don't Look Under the Bed" (1999), "Before He Wakes" (1998), "Whose Daughter Is She?" (1995). Bio from HaleStorm Entertainment website: "Ruth and Nathan Hale have been producing stage plays for over five decades. They are the longest running theater group in America, and own theaters in California, Utah, and soon Arizona. After years of solicitation for her properties, Ruth Hale has finally allowed for the adaptation of her stage plays for the silver screen. HaleStorm Entertainment, Inc. is the result of that venture." Profile Page
Sally Hale
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Sally Hale Swenson. Co-producer at the Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley City, Utah. Mother of actor Will Swenson. Had a bit part as the camera store clerk in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002), which starred her son and was directed by her nephew Kurt Hale.
David Hales
Latter-day Saint. Currently working as the film editor and co-producer of Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie project. Bio from that project (
David Hales attended Film School at Brigham Young University where he gained skills in production, editing, and directing. As a student he also gained valuable experience working on several projects at the LDS Motion Picture Studio.

David's professional career has given him a broad range of experience in production. He has worked as a producer and editor for award wining multimedia software, and has written, directed and edited various corporate marketing and training videos.

David is a natural on the computer, which has enabled him to take advantage of all the latest technological advancements in audio and visual editing. He is also an accomplished software trainer and web designer having worked with over 30,000 people nationwide.

Jolie Hales
Filmmography (801) 510 - 4667

Key Creative:

Writer, “Dear Jane... Dear John...,” GET Entertainment Inc. / Halestorm Entertainment - approx. 90 minutes, (pre-production), expected 2009

Director/Writer, “Latter-Day Fake,” - 26 minutes, May 2008 (festivals pending)

• Semi-Finalist - Angelus Film Festival - DGA, 2008

• Official Selection - Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - Independents’ Film Festival, 2008

Director, “The Tragic Self-Improvement of Ross Lawson” - 18 minutes, (post-production), expected 2008

Director/Writer, “Passing” - 5 minutes, November 2007 (festivals pending)

• Best Student Film - Gloria Film Festival, 2008

• Honorable Mention - LDS Film Festival, 2008

• Best Woman Filmmaker - Finalist - West Chester Film Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - Naperville Film Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - Brandywine Digital Film Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - Reynolda Film Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - Newport Beach Film Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - Whittier Film Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - Foursite Film Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - Muskegon Film Festival, 2008

• Official Selection - Treasure Coast International Film Festival, 2008

Director/Writer/Editor, “Jump” - 4 minutes, 2006

• Second Place - Best Short Comedy - Eureka Springs Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Trail Dance Film Festival, 2007

• Official Selection - Independents’ Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Fylmz Online Short Film Competition, 2006

Director/Editor/Cinematographer, “A Mighty Change of Heart,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Day of Celebration - Collection of approximately 50 short films totaling 1.5 hours, shown to approximately 40 thousand people, 2005

Director/Editor/Cinematographer/Writer, “The Way it Should Be” - 8 minutes, 2005

• Official Selection: LDS Film Festival, 2007

• Official Selection: Comcast on Demand Short Films

Director/Writer/Editor, “The Neighbor” - 17 minutes, 2005

• Second Place - Seguin Film and Arts Festival, 2005

• Second Place - Outhouse Film and Video Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Gloria Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Documentary & Fiction Festival of Hollywood, 2006

• Official Selection - Foursite Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Delray Beach Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Show-Me Missouri International Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Magnolia Independent Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - LDS Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Ripon College Film Festival, 2006

• Official Selection - Eureka Springs Digital Film Festival, 2005

• Official Selection - Bare Bones Script-2-Screen Festival, 2005

Director/Writer/Animator, “Seeing the Signs” - 1.5 minutes (online animation), 2005 (continued)

Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor, “Light Boy” - 58 Minutes, 2004

• Best Student Feature - Independents’ Film Festival, 2005

• Grand Prize - 2004-2005 National Broadcasting Society National Student Audio/Video Production

Competition, Category: Drama

• First Place - 2004 National Broadcasting Society Western Student Audio/Video Production

Competition, Category: Drama

• Official Selection - Solarshock Film Festival, 2005

• Official Selection - Just Another Film Festival, 2005

Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor, “The Encounter” - 13 minutes, 2004

• Finalist, 2004-2005 National Broadcasting Society National Student Audio/Video Production

Competition, Category: Drama

• Best Mystery - L.A. You’re in a Film Festival, 2004

• Audience Choice - Davis Arts Council Film Festival, 2004

• Second Place - 2004 National Broadcasting Society Western Student Audio/Video Production

Competition, Category: Drama, 2004

• Best Original Music - Just Another Film Festival, 2004

• Best Lighting - Davis Arts Council Film Festival, 2004

• Official Selection - Independents’ Film Festival, 2004

• Official Selection - Daytona Beach Film Festival, 2004

• Official Selection - Firefly Film Fest, 2004

Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor, “Weirdo Wonderland” - 10 minutes, 2004

• Honorable Mention - Davis Arts Council Film Festival, 2004

• Best Use of Music - Davis Arts Council Film Festival, 2004

Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor, “The Other One Ring” - 7 Minutes, 2003

Director/Writer/Editor/Actor, “You’ve Got Male” - 14 Minutes, 2003

Director/Editor, “The Mr. Cubicle Pageant” - 105 min, 2002

Director/Editor, “Films That Never Quite Made It to the Big Screen” - 8 min, 2000

• Grand Prize - Layton High School Film Festival, 2000

Other Key Positions:

• 1st Assistant Director, “Mineral Fusion” Infomercial - Script2Screen, 2008

• Writer, “Get Slim Party” Commercial/Instructional Video - Skousen Films, 2008

• UPM / 1st Assistant Director, “First Aid,” BSA Merit Badge Instructional Video, GET Entertainment Inc., 2008

• 1st Assistant Director, “Soulmates” - Chapman Graduate Thesis Film, 2008

• Visual Effects Consultant, “Without Wings” - Chapman Graduate Thesis Film, 2008

• Set Coordinator, “The Orphan” - Chapman Graduate Thesis Film, 2008

• 1st Assistant Director, “CareMore” TV Commercial - Lyon Studios, 2007

• 1st Assistant Director, “The Vaudevillian,” - Chapman Graduate Advanced Short Film, 2007

• 1st Assistant Director, “Ceremony,” - Chapman Graduate Advanced Short Film, 2007

• Lead actor, “Match,” - Chapman Graduate Short Film, Dir. Jay Hainsworth, 2005

• Lead actor, “Dark Chase,” - Chapman Graduate Short Film, Dir. Lee Champion, 2005

• Supporting actor, “The Pursuit,” - Chapman Graduate Short Film, Dir. Yash Bhatt, 2005

• Supporting actor, “The Mind Game,” - Chapman Graduate Short Film, Dir. Vincent Raisa, 2005

• Supporting actor, “The Nightmare,” - Chapman Graduate Short Film, Dir. Joshua Shain, 2005

• Supporting actor, “Dreaming Double,” - Chapman Graduate Short Film, Dir. Collin Beckles, 2005

• Supporting actor, IHC Compliance Corporate Video - Alvey Media Group, 2004


Master of Fine Arts, Film Directing - Chapman University, 2005-2008

• 3.81 GPA

Bachelor of Arts, Electronic Media - Weber State University, 2000-2005

• 3.93 GPA

• Graduated Summa Cum Laude

• Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, 2005

• WSU “Talent of the Year” Crystal Crest Award, 2004

• President of WSU Chamber Choir, 2003-2004

Mark Hales
Latter-day Saint. Also known as: Mark R. Hales. Actor and attorney. Self-written bio from
Admitted to the Utah Bar and is a practicing attorney in Entertainment, Business, and Land Use Law. Graduated from BYU Law School in 2003 with a J.D. in Law. Born in Ellensburg Washington. Graduated from BYU in 2000 with a B.S. in Planning and Resource Management. Served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arkansas, Little Rock from 1995 to 1997.
Bio from his personal website at:
I have appeared in 4 movies, (Love Surreal (2004); Praise to the Man (2004); Howard W. Hunter (2003); and Home Teachers (2003))

I am writing a book, Liken Unto Yourself: Practical Applications to Spiritual Princples. Ways to improve your social, communication and leadership skills.

I am in post-production on a pilot for reality style TV series I created.

I graduated from BYU's Law School in April 2003 and admitted to the Utah Bar.

I authored the only published national legal journal article on the antitrust issues of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in the Sports Lawyers Journal out of Tulane University. See 10 Sports Law J. 97.

I graduated from BYU with my BA in Planning and Resource Management in 2000.

I graduated from Ricks Collerge (now BYU- Idaho) with my AS in Geography in 1998.

I served a mission to Arkansas, Little Rock from 1995-1997

What I like: Sports, Music, Dancing, Eating, Cooking, Cuddling, Animals, Being in the out doors, Watching TV and Movies, Reading, Sleeping, Cultural Activities, and pretty much anything and everything that you can think of.

I am a huge BYU Sports Fan. For the best inside information from the true BYU fans visit But, becareful because I am a moderator and I will have to penalize you or even ban you if you misbehave.

I have provided a link to three articles that I have written:
- The Antitrust Issues of NCAA College Football within the Bowl Championship Series
- The Important Distinctions on the Appointment of a new Chief Judge in the Book of Mormon
- The Law of Witnesses in the Book of Mormon

Charla Haley
Utah-based actress. Works as the news director for KISN 97, a Salt Lake City-based radio station.
Erin Haley
Lives in Utah. Aspiring filmmaker. At the age of 17 she participated in the Sundance Institute's Youth Documentary at Spy Hop Productions in Salt Lake City, through which she directed a short documentary titled "A Pagan in Zion," about her aunt who claims to be a witch. The film was screened as part of the Reel Stories series in Park City in January 2003. Haley originally planned to make a film about the "double life" of her friend, an "inactive" Latter-day Saint teenager living in a religiously active family, but her friend's parents said she couldn't be in the film.
Allen Hall
Latter-day Saint. Lives in California. Previously lived in Utah. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU). Also credited as: Alan Hall; Allan Hall; Allen L. Hall. Hall started his career doing special effects for the "Donny and Marie" show, taped in Orem, Utah, before moving to California where he became part of the special effects team at Universal Studios. His talent as a special effects artist led to him becoming one of Hollywood's leading special effects experts. Hall received an Academy Award for his work as special effects supervisor for "Forrest Gump" (1994). He has also received Academy Award nominations for "Backdraft" (1991) and "Mighty Joe Young" (1998). Hall also received a BAFTA award for "Forrest Gump" and a nomination for "Backdraft." He has received Saturn Award nominations from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for "Scrooged" (1988), "Mighty Joe Young" (1998), "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000), and "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (2003). Has been the special effects coordinator, special effects supervisor or primary special effects artist on over 40 movies, including: Forrest Gump (1994); Backdraft (1991); Top Gun (1986); Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003); Dead Poets Society (1989); Contact (1997); Constantine (2005); The Untouchables (1987); Road to Perdition (2002); U-571 (2000); Elizabethtown (2005); The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996); How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000); Father of the Bride (1991); Cutthroat Island (1995); Babe: Pig in the City (1998); Ride with the Devil (1999); Avalon (1990). Since moving to California, most of Hall's work has been on big-budget films for Hollywood studios, although he also did the special effects for the low-budget Leucadia "Breaking Free" (1995) direct-to-video family film, which was filmed in Utah and made by a predominantly Latter-day Saint cast and crew. Had a bit part as 'Giant' Oil Derrick Rigger in the TV movie "James Dean" (2001), on which he was the special effects coordinator. Also appeared as a rapper in the TV special "Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville" (1987). Has appeared in "making of" documentaries and featurettes about his movies, such as the TV special "The Making of 'Road to Perdition'" (2002).
Brian Hall
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the short (19 min.) film "A Faustian Request," which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: A woman tricked into selling her soul 24 years earlier to the devil, fights/argues for her souls salvation on the night of her preordained demise.
Jeff Hall
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. His company, Telescene, has done work for numerous Utah-made productions. Sound designer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature-length film "Day of Defense" (2003) and Lee Groberg's documentaries "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995), "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991), "Enduring Legacy: The History of Firearms" (1992), "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999), and "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). ADR for the diret-to-video movie "Someone Was Watching" (2002), produced by Lee Groberg.
Julina Hall
Latter-day Saint. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU) film school. Credited as the casting assistant and also the producer's assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Casting director for Clint Carpenter's short film "Iscariot" (2001) and for Tawnya Cazier's short film "Just Say When" (2000). Had a small acting part in the stage play A Love Affair with Electrons, at BYU in 2000. Small part in BYU's 1999 staging of Samuel Beckett's comedy Waiting for Godot (played "the boy").
Logan Hall
Utah-based actor. Major roles in two Feature Films For Families videos: "The Seventh Brother" (1991) and "Seasons of the Heart" (1993).
Scott Hall
Scott Hall
Based in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Producer of independent filmmaker Tucker Dansie's documentary video "Colors: Up Close & Personal" (1999), about the Utah-based Latter-day Saint pop band "Colors." (The video is available at Latter-day Saint bookstores, including online from Deseret Book.) Hall also produced Dansie's short comedy film "The Switch" (1999), which was filmed in Murray, Utah. As an actor, Scott Hall starred in an earlier Dansie short film, "A Chance Meeting" (1998), opposite Mindi Reschke. Hall also had a supporting role in Dansie' short film "Chick Magnet" (2001), the sequel to "The Switch." Scott Hall's co-star in "The Switch" was Megan Hall (Megan Back).
Kevin Halladay
Utah-based actor with small roles in the Feature Films For Families video "Behind the Waterfall" (1995) and the TV movie "It Was Him or Us" (1995). Did voice work for the Book of Mormon-oriented documentary video "Lehi's Land of First Inheritance" (2002). TV guest appearance on "Promised Land."
Jonathan Hallett
Lives in Taylorsville, Utah. Storyboard artist.
Tam Halling
Tam Halling
Tam Halling
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Location manager and production manager. Unit production manager and co-producer for the independent low-budget feature film "SLC Punk!" (1999), about the punk scene in Salt Lake City, Utah. Producer of the short film "Three Things I've Learned" (1994). Assistant producer for the TV movie "Evil in Clear River" (1988). Transportation coordinator or transportation captain for the movies "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997), "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988), "P.K. and the Kid" (1987), "Butterfly" (1982), "Earthbound" (1981) and "Windwalker" (1980), and the TV movie "Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story" (1986).
Andrew Hamilton
Second assistant director for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997), directed by Richard Dutcher. Film editor (along with 2 others) for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video movie "The Shadow of Light" (2002).
Holt Hamilton
Latter-day Saint. Actor. Star of Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video movie "The Shadow of Light" (2002). Small role in the Disney TV movie "Don't Look Under the Bed" (1999). Along with Rebekah Hamilton, he made the short dramatic film "Chasing Wings" (2002, 5 minutes, color), which competed in the 3rd LDS Film Festival (Jan. 2004) and was described thus: "A young boy learns from his masani (grandmother) the virtue of patience." [NOT the same person as the actor by the same who appeared in "Courting Courtney" (1997).]
Matthew Hamilton
Lives in Orem, Utah. Also credited as: Matt Hamilton. Works in Film Student Support Services at Brigham Young University (BYU). Camera operator for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah (2002)" (2002). Special effects assistant for the award-winning short film "The Last Good War" (1999). Sound mixer for the short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), a film directed by Bill Shira which was about Latter-day Saint pioneers. Film editor for the short film "Gold Fever" (1990), also directed by Shira. First assistant camera for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997), directed by Richard Dutcher.
Nicole Hamilton
Also known as: Amber Hamilton. Had a supporting role as "Kitty" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Pride and Prejudice: a latter-day comedy" (2003). Bio from official "Pride and Prejudice" website:
From Ogden, Utah, Nicole graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City with a degre in Communications and a Theater in Music minor. Within a month of finding an agent, Nicole landed the role of Kitty in "Pride and Prejudice." She also landed a principal role in Disney's "Virtual Perfection" (airing in November 2003).

Travis Hamilton
Film editor, assisted by Andrew Hamilton and Wesley Avery, for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video movie "The Shadow of Light" (2002).
Bruce Hamme
Lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, filmmaker Terri Pappas (Terri Hamme). Sometimes credited as: Bruce Hammer. Has worked on dozens of movies, made in Utah as well as Hollywood productions, primarily as a dolly grip or key grip. An early film credit for Hamme was as the boom operator for the Sunn Classics Utah-made movie "Earthbound" (1981), produced by Charles E. Sellier Jr. Key grip for the Feature Films For Families videos "Secret of Treasture Mountain" (1993) and "Split Infinity" (1992). Dolly grip for: House of Sand and Fog (2003); The Man Who Wasn't There (2001); Thirteen Days (2000); O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000); The Big Lebowski (1998); Kundun (1997); Courage Under Fire (1996); The Usual Suspects (1995); Dead Man Walking (1995); The Shawshank Redemption (1994); The Hudsucker Proxy (1994); Passion Fish (1992); Thunderheart (1992); Barton Fink (1991); Eyes of an Angel (1991); The Hot Spot (1990); Power, Passion and Murder (1987); Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (1987). Key grip for: The Right Temptation (2000); Divided by Hate (1997); Same River Twice (1996); Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989); Evil in Clear River (1988); The Boss' Wife (1986); A to Triumph (1986); Fool for Love (1985); Cujo (1983); Butterfly (1981); The Deerslayer (1978). Best boy grip for "Lost Angels" (1989) and "P.K. and the Kid" (1987). Rigging gaffer for "A Midnight Clear" (1991). Second unit gaffer for "Humanoids from the Deep" (1980).
Clyde Hancock
Lives in Utah. Horse wrangler for Lee Groberg's documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). Appears on screen as a gun club member in Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992).
Matthew F. Hamilton
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah. Film editor or assistant editor for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints videos "Mountain Of The Lord" (1993) and "Speak That I May See Thee." Editor of other films, including "Through a Coat Pocket" and "Gold Fever." Camera operator on numerous films for the Church, including "Family" and "The Lamb Of God."
Todd Hamilton
Latter-day Saint. From Mesa, Arizona. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU); was a senior in 2003. Director of the short film "Indian Star" (2002). Screenwriter of the short film "Logjammin'" (2002). Grip/electric for the short film "The Snell Show" (2002). His short films "Below" and "Carhartt Commercial" competed in the 2003 Final Cut film festival at BYU. Grip for the BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003).
Mike Hammari
Also known as: Michael Hammari. One of five credited production assistants for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). One of three credited production assistants for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Had a website called "The Mike Hammari Show," which promoted comedy and music in the Provo/Orem, Utah area. Website:
Alyson Hancey
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Wardrobe/costumer.
Maxine Hanks
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Writer. Television appearances/interviews: ABC Nightline; CNN; PBS; REUTERS; CBC TV; A&E "City Confidential"; Hard Copy; KBYU "Clash of Cultures"; KUTV "Take Two; KSL "Talkabout"; and numerous television news spots. Television Consulting/Research/Writing: ABC "20/20"; NBC "Dateline"; CBS 60 Minutes; Hard Copy; A&E "The West"; Caroline Productions "Touched By An Angel."; A&E "City Confidential; Discovery Channel "D. B. Cooper." Films (consulting/research/writing): BYU Studios, "Speak That I May See Thee"; PBS, "Trail Of Dreams"; University of Utah student film "Mormon Erotica." Editor of Women and Authority: Re-emerging Mormon Feminism (Signature Books: 1992). Co-author of Getting Together with Yesterday and A History of Sanpete County. Ghostwriter of God's Greatest Gift.
Tom Hanks
Greek Orthodox. Born 9 July 1956, Concord, California. Birth name: Thomas J. Hanks. Was briefly a Latter-day Saint while he was a child. Has also been Catholic, Nazarene, and Evangelical. Married Rita Wilson and associated with her Greek Orthodox church. Actor. Academy Awards for "Forrest Gump" (1994) and "Philadelphia" (1993). Academy Award nominations for "Cast Away" (2000), "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) and "Big" (1988). Many other awards. Has appeared in over 50 movies. One of Hollywood's most popular leading men. Big break was playing "Kip 'Buffy' Wilson" on the TV sitcom "Bosom Buddies" (1980-82). Writer/director of the excellent feature film "That Thing You Do!" (1996), and of segments of the miniseries "Band of Brothers" (2001) and "From the Earth to the Moon" (1998). Profile Page
Nephi Hannemann
Latter-day Saint. Polynesian actor. Small roles on the TV movies "The Paradise Connection" (1979) and "The Castaway Cowboy" (1974). Guest appearances on "Hawaii Five-O."
Anne Sward Hansen
Latter-day Saint. Birthday: December 9. Sometimes credited as: Anne Sward Hansen; Ann Sward; Anne Sward. Utah-based actress. President of SAG Utah (Screen Actors Guild). Played "Lyla Montgomery Peretti" on the daytime soap opera "As the World Turns" from 1981 to 1995. Major roles on the TV movies "Not In This Town" (1997) and "A Loss of Innocence (1996). Small roles or voice work in the PBS documentaries "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" (1999) and "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). Small roles in the feature films and TV movies: Brigham City (2001); No More Baths (1998); Same River Twice (1996); Johnny Tsunami (1999); Heaven or Vegas (1997); Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (2000). TV guest appearances include "Promised Land" and "Paris." Gave a presentation at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002.
Cassie Hansen
Sometimes credited as: Cassandra Hansen. 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).
Douglas S. Hansen
Based in central Utah. Also credited as: Doug Hansen. Specialist in climbing technologies. CEO of his own company, High Angle Technologies, Inc., which also employs Paul Hansen, Glen McGittegin, Cory Oaks, Dr. Keith Hooker, and Howard Lewis -- a rugged group of rigging, rescue, and rope professionals. His company provides outdoor wilderness doubles, including himself. Credits as location manager include: "Mountain dew", Walker Texas Ranger", "Dead Ringer", Pizza Hut". His company's credits as medical technician include: Pizza Hut commercial, "Dead Ringer", "Walker Texas Ranger", "Rescue 911." Special effects credits include: "Rescue 911","Dead Ringer", Walker Texas Ranger". Commercials "Lipovitan-D", "Mountain Dew", "Pizza Hut." Website:
Elizabeth Hansen
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah County. Also credited as: Elizabeth J. Hansen; Liz Hansen. Emmy-nominated screenwriter, playwright, director and actress. Screenwriter and co-director (with T.C. Christensen) of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Saturday's Warrior," currently in pre-production. The film is the big-screen adaptation of the most popular stage musical in Latter-day Saint history. Writer and star of "Eliza and I," the direct-to-video film directed by Richard Dutcher just prior to his hit feature film "God's Army." Also screenwriter of "He Took My Licking" (2001 direct-to-video), "Wind River" (1998), and "The Sisters of Bethany" (2002; PBS). Her plays have been performed in New York City, New Jersey, California, Utah, including "A String of Pearls", "A Pearl of Great Price", "Tangents." Probably was the actress billed as "Liz Hansen" who had a supporting role as "Nurse Buckman" in the Feature Films For Families video "On Our Own" (1988). TV guest appearances on "Everwood" (2003) and "Touched by an Angel" (1999). Theater department Professor at Brigham Young University (BYU). Website: Bio from Entertainment Business Group (
Elizabeth received an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute and has taught screenwriting at Brigham Young University for the past 6 years. A former columnist for the Los Angeles Times, "TV Times Magazine," Elizabeth won the 1990 Writers Guild Award, was selected as a finalist for the Humanitas Prize and received an Emmy nomination all for her work on the CBS Schoolbreak Special American Eyes. Elizabeth has performed script support services for over one hundred screenplays, thirty television comedy and drama episodes, and fifty plays. Elizabeth is a staff script doctor for Entertainment Business Group.

Geoff Hansen
Utah-based actor. Sometimes creditd as Jeff Hansen. Had a regular role as "Will Anders" on the TV series "Miracles & Other Wonders (1992). Major roles on the direct-to-video movie "Partners in Crime (2000) and the Sunn Classic Pictures feature film "Silent Night, Deadly Night" (1984). Major role in the Disney TV movie "Don't Look Under the Bed" (1999). Smaller roles in: Just Like Dad (1995); Slaughter of the Innocents (1994); The Arrival (1990); Beyond Suspicion (1993).
Hazel J. Hansen
Utah-based actress. Bit part in the TV movie "The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" (1999). Stand-in the Disney TV movie "Don't Look Under the Bed" (1999). Appeared as a waitress on an episode of "Touched by an Angel." Appeared as a businesswoman in a Novell commercial.
Jeremiah Hansen
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made the short (5 min.) narrative film "Wastelands," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. Shot in 16mm, the film is described thus: "Two lovers lose their fight for survival in the desert."
J. Omar Hansen
Latter-day Saint. Actor with small roles on the TV movies "It Nearly Wasn't Christmas" (1989); "Blind Witness" (1989) and "Evil in Clear River" (1988). TV guest appearances: Scarecrow and Mrs. King; Days of Our Lives; Twilight Zone; Starman.
K. Edwin Hansen
Financial officer for the Feature Films For Families videos "The ButterCream Gang" (1992) and "The Seventh Brother" (1991).
Peter Hansen
Company: VIP Media Group in Orem, Utah. Editor and post-production service provider of numerous corporate videos. Website:
Rocky Hansen
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of the short student film "Tear Free Hygiene," which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival.
Stin Hansen
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah County with her husband, Scott Hansen. Producer of Richard Dutcher's sequel to "God's Army" and "The Prophet," Dutcher's $10 million feature biopic about the life of Joseph Smith.
Kevin Hanson
Associate professor of Film Studies at the University of Utah. Director of "Hunters in the Snow" (1990), a 47-minute film that "tells the story of three men on a deer hunting expedition. The day's events shift the delicate balance of power among them, exposing deadly politics behind their personal camaraderie."The film is adapted from the same-titled short story by Tobias Wolff. Hanson is also the director of "Our West" (1998), a 17-minute film described thus: "Our West is a structured film experiment, incorporating several self-contained narratives within the context of a framing story. Each section examines one of four themes: open air nuclear testing, the Viet Nam War, the execution of Gary Gilmore, and nostalgia for the lost western frontier." Bio from University of Utah faculty page (
Kevin Hanson completed a B.A. in Fine Arts at Westminster College and a M.F.A. at the University of Utah. Before accepting his current position with the university, he was an Assistant Professor at Wright State University in the motion picture program of the Theatre Department, a visiting professor at Ohio University in the Graduate School of Film, and an adjunct instructor at Westminster College in their Master of Professional Communication Program. His film and video work has been exhibited nationally and has played on subscription television and regional public television.

Hanson's film "Hunters in the Snow" won Best Traditional Feature at the prestigious Athens International Film Festival at the Athens Center for Film and Video at the University of Ohio. His new film, "Our West", a personal history of the West in thirty minutes, premiered November 1998 at the Utah Film and Video Center.

Trent Hanson
Latter-day Saint. Actor, writer and director. Grew up in Utah, then relocated to Los Angeles. Began his acting career in Utah at age 14, acting in a movie of the week. Has appeared in TV movies, including: Dying to Belong (1997); Whose Daughter Is She? (1995); The Man with Three Wives (1993); Evil in Clear River (1988). TV guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel." It was in L.A. that he started writing screenplays, which eventually led to directing. Was invited to the Sundance Institute in 1999 and 2000. Currently developing a film about a Latter-day Saint professional basketball player. In 2002 optioned a script, "Stumbling Forward," to Sony (Columbia Tri-Star).
Zeb Haradon
Non-LDS. Born in Corning, New York. Lives in Seattle, Washington. Previously lived in Utah for five years, which is where all his first films have been made. (As of March 2005 he has not yet made any films outside of Utah.) Writer, director, producer, cinematographer, film editor, and star of the low-budget direct-to-video dramatic film "Elevator Movie" (2004), which was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 95 minute black and white film is described thus: "Surreal dark comedy in which a man and a woman get stuck in an elevator and are forced to live there for several months." Haradon himself plays "Jim," the man in the elevator. His co-star is Mormon actress Robin Ballard. Director, cinematographer and film editor of the documentary "Waiting for NESARA" (2004), which profiles the "Open Mind Forum," a messianic group of Salt Lake City Latter-day Saints who have left the mainstream Church and are instead united by a radical new belief. They believe a miraculous secret law known as NESARA will abolish the IRS, remove George Bush from office, expose him as a reptilian alien, distribute millions to the worthy few, and install a UFO-flying Jesus Christ as America's new leader. Bio from official "Elevator Movie" website (
Zeb Haradon was born in Corning, NY, and attended college at the University of Buffalo. After graduating in 1999, he accidentally moved to Utah. Shortly after arriving, he wrote the script for Elevator Movie. Elevator Movie is loosely based on a two page story he had written in 1996. He is currently working on his first documentary, Waiting for NESARA with his wife, Elisa. He currently lives in Seattle and can be contacted here. Thematic inspiration for the film comes from Waiting for Godot, the films of Luis Bunuel, the early work of David Lynch, including Eraserhead.

Otto A. Harbach
Otto abels Hauerbach. Born 18 August 1873, Salt Lake City. Died 24 January 1963, New York City. Born to Danish immigrant parents Adolph Hauerbach and Sena Olsen. In 1918 Harbach married Eloise Smith Dougall of Salt Lake City. Playwright and lyricist. One of the most famous lyricists of the Broadway stage. 25 movies were made from his plays and musicals, including: The Desert Song; Rose Marie; Lovely to Look at; Tea for Two; Up in Mabel's Room; Sunny; No, No, Nanette; The Firefly; Roberta; The Cat and the Fiddle; Men of the Sky; Golden Dawn; Kid Boots; Youth's Desire; Madame Sherry. He also wrote "I Won't Dance," which was featured in "What Women Want" (2000) starring Mel Gibson, and he wrote the songs for "On Moonlight Bay" (1951). Had a cameo appearance in "Men of the Sky" (1931) as a French major. His home town of Salt Lake City, where he frequently came to visit relatives, honored him on October 23, 1957, with a special program that included selections from his many works.
Becky Harding
Utah-based actress with major roles in the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Only Once" (1998) and the Feature Films For Families vieo "The ButterCream Gang" (1992). Small role in the TV movie "Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View" (1992) and the feature film "China O'Brien II" (1991).
Christopher Harding
Lives with his wife Sarah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Has been executive vice president and general manager of Bonneville Communications. Information and text from his website: Executive producer of such award-winning movies as Disney's film festival favorite, "Summer of the Monkeys" (1998), CBS-TV's Emmy award-winner, "The Christmas Box", The Disney Channel's multi-award winning, "City Boy", and the raucous family comedy, "Coming Unglued", for Fox. Chris has also produced a number of network television entertainment specials for Walt Disney Television and ABC-TV.

Harding is also a music producer. Executive producer of Bestor's "Sketches," which reached #1 on the New Age charts, and virutuoso guitar player Ken Bonfield's "Homecoming," which reached #5 on the New Age charts. Executive producer of a number of Mormon Tabernacl Choir albums: How Sweet the Sound (1998); Christmas Gloria (1998); Come, Come, Ye Saints; Christmas with Charles Osgood (1997). Chris is also an award-winning songwriter, having won two semi-finalist awards in the American Song Festival and additionally garnering two semi-finalist awards in the Songwriter International Festival. He has also composed numerous scores for documentary films and served as an Artist Representative and Artist Developer for songwriters and musical artists. Author of The Reindeer Boy: A Mystical Journey into the Dreamworld and The Saint of Malibu Shores. Artist. Producer of audio programs.

Christopher Harding is well known for his workshops on Creativity and Spirituality (Living an Artful Life, Creating the Powerful Story of Our Future, and Expressing the Genius Within) which he has delivered to the general public and to artists, writers, filmakers, musicans, and dancers for nearly ten years. In addition, Chris presents workshops on Diversity, Empowerment, and Creativity for one of the nation's leading consulting firms, Innovations International. The clients with whom he works on their behalf include such Fortune 500 companies as Merck Pharmaceutical, Dow Chemical, American Express, Texas Instruments, and other high performance organizations like NovaChem and the U.S. Air Force. Chris also collaborated with Innovations, serving as the director, co-producer, and co-writer of the video and audio segments for two cutting edge computer assited learning CD ROMS pioneered by the company (click on products above for more details).


Dustin Harding
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based child actor. Had a small part as "Jordan" in the theatrically released feature film "Little Secrets" (2002), directed by Blair Treu. Recently cast to play the young Joseph Smith in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie. Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (
Dustin began his professional acting career at age 12 when he appeared as Arthur in the Tony Award winning Utah Shakerspearean Festival's production of King John. The following summer he played Oliver in the Sundance production with Christopher Lloyd as Fagan. He has also appeared on stage with Sally Field, Kurt Bestor and John Dye.

Dustin's film debut was in "Penny Promise" where he played a bully. Dustin has appeared in Disney movies and in Sundance Film Festival productions. He most recently played young Joseph Smith in the remake of "The First Vision" for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ben Harmon
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the short documentary film "Peace Piece" (2002).
Herbert Harker
Latter-day Saint. Author of the book Goldenrod, which was adapted to a 1976 TV movie for CBS. The story is about a champion rodeo rider who receives a crippling injury that ends his career. Harker received the Association for Mormon Letters (AML) Award for Novel in 1985 for Circle of Fire (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft). Author of other books, including Turn again home (New York: Random House, c1977). In 1977 Harker spoke at the Second Annual Symposium of the AML. Speaker at the 2002 Sunstone Symposium West in California.
Josh Haroldson
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made the 7-minute experimental film "Transmissions," shown at the "Works From Along the Wasatch Front" screening in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2002. Made the short (18 min., 17 sec.) experimental film "Dreams in Winter," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. In the film, the dreamer travels through a protective veil of the unconscious to face detached images of modern war in a struggle for human connection.
Brooke Harper
Lives in Utah. President of the Salt Lake Film Society, the nonprofit group that runs Salt Lake City's two art-house theaters, the Broadway Centre Cinemas and the Tower Theatre.
Dana B. Harper
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Mesa, Arizona. Played a bit part in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Described in RuthAnn Hogue's article "So you want to become a movie star -- LDS Style" (
Harper, who is a Realtor and a real estate broker, is well known for singles events he coordinates regularly under the name of Dana Harper and Friends. He has a long history in the entertainment field from modeling to hosting a cable television show and doing numerous commercials. Over the years, he said, he has had numerous invitations to participate in feature films. Until this summer when the invitation came from representatives of HaleStorm Entertainment to play a role in "The RM," however, he turned down every offer.

"There aren't a lot of films you can take your family to," he explained, adding that he will not play a role in a film that he would not let his children see.

Accepting a role not only for himself, but for his three children as well, in "The RM" turned out to be a no-brainer. Harper had already become well acquainted with producers Kurt Hale and Dave Hunter after being asked to call his Dana Harper and Friends network into action to host a movie premiere in conjunction with the annual Phoenix area singles conference in April. For good measure, he threw in a cast party at Falcon Field when "The Singles Ward" opened in Mesa in May. By July, when they invited him to play a role as a father of the groom in a wedding party, he was hooked on HaleStorm...

Harper said he is proud to have been part of both projects, and that he was finally able to break into the film business without lowering his standards.

Al Harrington
Latter-day Saint. Born 12 December 1935, Pago Pago, Samoa. Birth name: Tausau Ta'a. Actor. Played "Detective Ben Kokua" on the TV series "Hawaii Five-O" from (1971-1974). Had a major role as the prophet Amaron in the Church-produced movie "Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000). One of the stars of the Church-produced stage spectacle "Light of the World: A Celebration of Life" (2002), staged during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Major roles in Disney's "White Fang II: Myth of the White Wolf" (1994), and the movies "The Creator's Game" (1999); "Into the Paradise" (1999); and "The Long Road Home" (1999). Small roles in the feature films "The Homecoming of Jimmy Whitecloud" (2001) and "Forrest Gump" (1994). Roles in TV movies and documentaries. TV guest roles include: Scrubs; Jake and the Fatman; The Jeffersons; Magnum, P.I.; Charlie's Angels. Article, "Whatever Happened" column in Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 17 Jan. 2001 (
Question: Whatever happened to local entertainer Al Harrington?

Answer: The former headliner at the Outrigger Reef Towers Polynesian Palace moved to the mainland in the early 1990s. After some years living in Utah and working as a motivational speaker, he now lives in Los Angeles and is "trying to break back into business in Hollywood."

Watch for him in a made-for-TV movie, "Long Road Home," which will be aired later this year, Harrington said. He plays a Navajo Indian in modern times.

"I've been playing a lot of Indians," said the actor-singer who was billed as "the South Pacific Man" during his 10-year stint on the Waikiki stage. "Not much is being written or produced about island themes." He played a village chief in the 1994 Disney movie "White Fang 2."

Visitors to Salt Lake City may see Harrington in a movie shown at the Joseph Smith Building next to the Mormon Tabernacle. He played a prophet in "The Testament," an introduction to the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he is a member.

His last appearance in Hawaii was in 1996 at Kumu Kahua theater in a Hawaiian version of Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello." He played the title role.

Harrington said he gets back to Hawaii a couple times a year to visit his son, Tau, and family.

See also: other article, about Harrington's starring role as Othello.
Alema Harrington
Latter-day Saint. Son of actor Al Harrington. Narrator of the KUED Channel 7 (Utah) documentary "The Polynesian Gift to Utah" (1999). Made a guest appearance on the Glen Larson TV series "One West Waikiki." Bio from SportsWest (
Alema is the weekly host of SportsWest Productions BYU coaches shows, featuring Coach Gary Crowton and Coach Steve Cleveland Sunday afternoons on KSL-TV. Alema joined the KSL-TV sports team in 1996 after spending two years as the weekend sports anchor at the NBC affiliate in Hawaii. Aside from hosting the weekly BYU coaches shows, Alema is the host of SportsBeat Saturday. Alema graduated from BYU where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a Minor in Communications. While at BYU, Alema was a running back for the National Championship Football team in 1984 and played with the Cougars through 1988. After graduating from BYU, Alema spent time with the Blue & White Sports Network as a technical director and color analyst. In 1992, Alema and his wife Vanessa moved back to Hawaii where he worked as the Sports Director of KCCN Radio and as a sports anchor for KHNL-TV.

David Harris
Sometimes credited as: Dave Harris. Story consultant and second assistant director for Martin Andersen's short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002), produced by Nu Skin Enterprises. Also appeared on screen as an extra in the film.
Ken Harris
Latter-day Saint. Currently works as a Production Manager for National Geographic Television & Film. Was the unit production manager for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997), directed by Richard Dutcher. Production manager for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997). Wrote "An Open Letter to Kieth Merrill," which was published in Meridian Magazine on 15 September 2004 (
Kevin Harris
Latter-day Saint. Screenwriter and animator of the children's educational video about keeping the Sabbath holy, "Because Sunday is Special" (2001), available in Latter-day Saint Christian bookstores.
Steven Harris
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Steven L. Harris; Steve Harris. Additional cinematography for Lee Groberg's documentary "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991). Director of the independent feature film "At Gunpoint" (1990), starring Scott Christopher, Tain Bodkin, Scott Claflin and Frank Kanig. Editor of the TV movie "The Price She Paid" (1992). Assistant editor of the TV movie "The Plumber" (1979). Assistant film editor for the Feature Films For Families video "On Our Own" (1988). Sound engineer for the Gospel-themed short film "The Pump" (1988), directed by T.C. Christensen. Guest appearance on an episode of the TV series "Eight Is Enough" in 1977. Previously these film credits were combined in one listing, but now some have been separated into separate entries for separate people with the same name. It is not yet clear which of these credits belong to the Steven Harris from Utah, and which belong to other people.
Trent Harris
Latter-day Saint (not active). Born 1952. Lives in Salt Lake City. Award-winning independent filmmaker and film instructor. Best known for experimental, non-traditional films, such as "Beaver Trilogy" (2000), and for his science fiction comedy about Latter-day Saints "Plan 10 from Outer Space" (1994). Other films include the serious documentary "The Cement Ball of Earth, Heaven and Hell" (2002) and offbeat films such as: Burning Man (1997); Rubin and Ed (1991); The Orkly Kid (1985); Buffalo's Butt (2002).
Brent Harrison
Lives in Utah. Carpenter/set construction and also props/set dresser for the TV series "Promised Land."
Priscilla Harrison
Lives in Orem, Utah with her husband B.J. Assistant art director on the TV series "Touched by an Angel."
Richard Harrison
Born 26 May 1935, Salt Lake City. Actor. Appeared in at least 89 movies, including The Invincible Gladiator (1961); Gladiators Seven (1962); Medusa Against the Son of Hercules (1963). Wrote one movie: "Scalps, venganza india" (1987).
Bob Eric Hart
Latter-day Saint. Actor. Sometimes credited as: Bob E. Hart. Major role in the Living Scriptures, Inc. animated video "The Savior in America" (1989). Narrator for the Book of Mormon-oriented documentary video "In Search of 'Ancient Cumorah'" (2001). Major roles in industrial videos, such as "Intervention Now." Smaller roles in the feature films: Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000); Meet the Deedles (1998); Ski Patrol (1990); Halloween 4 (1988); In Search of a Golden Sky (1983); Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984). Small roles in at least 15 TV movies and miniseries, including: Anya's Bell (1999); American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story (1999); The Capture of Grizzly Adams (1982); Side by Side: The True Story of the Osmond Family (1982).
Dee Hartford
Born in 1927 in Utah. Popular as a Vogue model. Married to Howard Hawks from 20 February 1953 to 1959. Sister of Eden Hartford. Major roles in "Survival" (1976) and "A Girl in Every Port" (1952). Bit part in "Red Line 7000" (1965). TV guest appearances include: Land of the Giants; Lost in Space; Batman; The Time Tunnel; Perry Mason; The Outer Limits; The Twilight Zone; Burke's Law; Gunsmoke.
Eden Hartford
Born 10 April 1930 in Utah. Died 15 December 1983, Los Angeles, California. Sister of actress and former Vogue model Dee Hartford. Married to Groucho Marx from 17 July 1954 to December 1969. Actress credited with bit parts in 4 films: The Flight That Disappeared (1961); When the Clock Strikes (1961); Invisible Invaders (1959); The Story of Mankind (1957).
Erin Harvey
Utah-based actress. Asian.
Dan Harville
Latter-day Saint. Married to actress Penny Harville. Brother-in-law of actress Peggy Matheson. Had the fourth-billed role in the ultra-low budget independent film "Teen Alien" (1978). Also did lighting for the film. After serving a full-time mission he worked in Hollywood for twenty years. Director and star of the short film "First Kiss" (2002), also starring Drew Martin, Penny Harville, Clayton McIntyre, LuLu Santoyo, Brianna Fejer, Kyle McIntyre, Nathan Hymas, Lauren Stuart, Monica Ledermann, Katie Comier, MaryRuth Kelly, and Holly Lee. "First Kiss" was submitted to the 2002 LDS Film Festival. Director of the feature-length film "For Rita With Love" (2003), starring Penny Harville and Peggy Matheson. Was previously the co-owner of the video and movie merchandise website named, which at one time had a large drop-shipment-based LDS video section.
Penny Harville
Latter-day Saint. Also known as: Penny Matheson; Penny Matheson Harville. Married to filmmaker Dan Harville. Identical twin sister of actress Peggy Matheson. Actress. Stars in Dan Harville's short film "First Kiss" (2002) and his first feature film "For Rita With Love" (2003).
Terry Haskell
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Property master for numerous films, including: Just a Dream (2002); Just Ask My Children (2001); The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001); The Right Temptation (2000); Stolen from the Heart (2000); Drive Me Crazy (1999); A Life Less Ordinary (1997); Thrill (1996); Body Language (1995); Desperado (1995); The Sandlot (1993) (prop master); Beyond the Law (1992); A Midnight Clear (1992); Backfield in Motion (1991); The Killing Mind (1991); Sparks: The Price of Passion (1990); Ski Patrol (1990); Blind Witness (1989); Shootdown (1988); A Whisper Kills (1988); Weekend War (1988); Into the Homeland (1987); Timestalkers (1987); Brotherhood of Justice (1986); Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986). Bit part onscreen as a tank pilot in the movie "Pass the Ammo" (1988).
Gerald Hatch
Lives in Provo, Utah. Also known as Gerald A. Hatch. Camera operator/assistant whose credits include commercials for clients such as Browing Arms, Nu-Skin, State Farm. Assistant camerman for the classic Church films "John Baker's Last Race" (1976) and "The Emmett Smith Story" (1979), filmed by a BYU crew. Gaffer for the classic BYU-made Church film "Uncle Ben" (1978). Grip/electrician for the classic BYU-made Church film "The Phone Call" (1977). Still photographer for the Church-produced film "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989).
Jentry Hatch
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah. While a student at Cherry Hill Elementary School, Jentry was a gymnast, basketball player and excellent student. She had never performed professionally, but her mother took her to the Kid's Fair in October 2003, where 500 children from Utah auditioned for two parts in country music star Kenny Roger's traveling Christmas show. Jentry made it through rounds of cuts and auditions and was chosen to be one of the child stars of the show. With her grandmother she went to Louisville, Kentucky, where she began rehearsals, and then she toured throughout the United States during the Christmas season in the show first ran off Broadway about in about 1996.
Orrin Hatch
Latter-day Saint. Born 22 March 1934, Homestead Park, Pennsylvania. Birth name: Orrin Grant Hatch. One of the nation's most influential senators. US senator from Utah, 3 January 1977 to the present. Presenter at the 2002 Pearl Awards. Cameo appearance in Steven Soderbergh's Academy Award-winning feature film "Traffic" (2000). Appears in file footage in Academy Award-winning documentary "Waco: The Rules of Engagement" (1997). TV guest appearance on "Murphy Brown." An accomplished songwriter, Hatch's song are featured in the feature films "Rat Race" (2001) and "Joshua" (2001).
Berry R. Hatfield
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Screenwriter. Production assistant. Has worked as a production assistant on commercials, videos, and TV movies, including "Firestarter 2: Rekindled" (2002), "Con Express" (2002), "Dementia" (1998). He is a big Al Pacino fan. Webpage:
Jason Hatfield
Latter-day Saint. Director of photography for Duane Andersen's direct-to-video feature-length film "Daniil Kharms' The Old Woman" (1999). Director of photography and co-producer of Andersen's award-winning short film "Shooting People" (2001). Electrician for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Gaffer and grip for the short film "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath" (1997), made by BYU students at LDS Motion Picture Studios. Grip for the award-winning short film "Roots & Wings" (2002), made by BYU students at LDS Motion Picture Studios. Gaffer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Key grip for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996). Best boy grip for the KBYU PBS documentary "The Call of Story" (2002). Grip (electric) for the short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002). Grip for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997), a tribute to Latter-day Saint pioneer women.
Matthew Hatfield
Electrician for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002), for which Jason Hatfield (probably a relative) was the gaffer (chief electrician).
Heidi Hathaway
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Hometown: Provo, Utah. Art production assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002) and art intern for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003) while she was a student at Brigham Young University (BYU).
Donald Hauer
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Donald P. Hauer; Donald Paul Hauer; Don Hauer. First assistant director for over 20 TV movies, including: The Stepford Husbands (1996); Summer of Fear (1996); Generation X (1996); A Family Divided (1995); Voices from Within (1994); Visions of Terror (1993); Precious Victims (1993); The Man with Three Wives (1993); Four Eyes and Six-Guns (1992); The President's Child (1992); Still Not Quite Human (1992); Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (1992); The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990); My Name Is Bill W. (1989); I Saw What You Did (1988); Hostage (1988); Weekend War (1988); Killer in the Mirror (1986); Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (1986); Picking Up the Pieces (1985). Second assistant director for the movies "Footloose" (1984), "Blade Runner" (1982) and the TV movie "Portrait of an Escort" (1980). Unit production manager for the TV series "Dead Last" (2000) and the movie "This Boy's Life" (1993).
Bob Haupt
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Springville, Utah with his wife Julie. First-credited "associate producer" (out of 12) for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Founder and president of, one of the first online dating services for Latter-day Saints, which he began in 1996. was a major promotional partner and sponsor of "The Singles Ward."
Ron Hausman
Lives in Magna, Utah. Also known as: Ronald D. Hausman. Had a supporting role as "Henry the Doorman" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Bit part in the Feature Films For Families video "Butter Cream Gang Global Pursuit" (1999). Bit parts in an ACT Training Film (Cosmic Pictures) and a Novell Training Film (Left Turn Productions). Minor TV guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel." Has appeared in commercials for: Truckville USA/Dodge Trucks, Novell, and Coca Cola. Voiceover work for "Acting Across America" (O'Neill Productions). Was also a production assistant for "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Doug Havens
Lives in South Jordan, Utah with his wife Leeann. Animation and special effects specialist at Metropolis Integrated Media in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bio from company website (
Doug has produced animation, graphics, and special effects for video productions for over a decade. He's done everything from animating schools of fish to "saving" poorly lit shots by digitally lighting them in post. He has worked for hundreds of companies, including NBC, Fox, Franklin Covey, Rossignol, Phillips Digital Video Services, Garff Motors, and U.S. Senator Robert Bennett.

Kevin Hawkes
Latter-day Saint. Conceptual artist on "Toy Story" (1995).
Sharlene Hawkes
Latter-day Saint. Miss America in 1985. Co-host (with NFL's Steve Young) of the Church-produced video "Myths & Reality" (2002). Bio (from
Born in Asuncion, Paraguay the 5th of 7 children, Sharlene (Wells) Hawkes spent 12 years of her young life in South America, including most of her high school years in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While there, she lettered in volleyball, swimming, softball, and captained the track team. Her family moved to the United States just before her senior year of high school.

In 1984, Sharlene played the Paraguayan harp and sang in Spanish for her talent presentation at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. Traveling nearly 250,000 miles that year, she often relied on her fluent Spanish as the only foreign-born and bilingual Miss America in the pageant's history.

In the fall of 1985, Sharlene returned to her studies at Brigham Young University where she not only graduated magna cum laude, but received the Earl J. Glade award as the Outstanding Senior in Broadcasting, and the Silver Microphone Award for having the top cumulative GPA in the Communications Department. Immediately after graduation in 1988, she and her new husband Bob moved to Connecticut where she worked for ESPN as the host of "Scholastic Sports America", a weekly half-hour program. She moved from that assignment to many others, covering everything from College Football to World Cup soccer, the Kentucky Derby to the French Open. Her work at ESPN earned her national recognition including the Women's Sports Journalism award and an Emmy nomination. In 1995, after ten years as a sports broadcaster, Sharlene chose to make the change from full-time to free-lance in order to spend more time with her young family. In 1998, she became a professional member of the National Speakers Association, committing herself to excellence along another exciting career path.

Sharlene is actively involved in community service, such as Utah's 1999 Honorary Chairman of the American Cancer Society, member of the Governor's Charter School Task Force, the Davis School District Task Force for gifted children, board member and national advisory panelist for the Utah Tip-Off Club, member of the Utah and National Music Teachers Association, advisory board member of the Utah Regional Ballet, and an active member of the Reading Elementary PTA.

But most importantly, Sharlene, her husband Bob and their four children love spending time together, whether it's outdoors skiing, camping, biking, horseback riding or just exploring the world

Shelley Hawks
Production assistant. Credits: Knights (Weatherly Productions); Great Jeep Adventure (Canyonlands); Breakdown (DeLaurentis Productions).
Danny Hawman
Latter-day Saint. Hometown: Animas, New Mexico. Served a mission in Scotland, where he once defended an unconscious man from a gang of Scottish soccer hooligans. Graduated in 2002 from Eastern Arizona College with an associate's degree in theater and cinematic arts, then trained at The Film Actor's Boot Camp in Idaho (run by Dawn Wells) for one summer. Had a scholarship to Northern Arizona University, but decided to forgo further college in order to move to Hollywood with his wife Amber and pursue an acting career. [Sources: Eastern Arizona Courier, ;]
Ted Haworth
Born 26 September 1917, Cleveland, Ohio. Died 18 February 1993, Sundance, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Ted Aworth; Edward S. Haworth; Edward Haworth. Art director/production designer. Received an Academy Award for "Sayonara" (1957). Received Academy Award nominations for: Marty (1955); Some Like It Hot (1959); Pepe (1960); The Longest Day (1962); What a Way to Go! (1964). Other films include: Mr. Baseball (1992); *batteries not included (1987); Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986); The Legend of Billie Jean (1985); Carbon Copy (1981); Rough Cut (1980); Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956); The Getaway (1972); Jeremiah Johnson (1972); Maya (1966); Escape from East Berlin (1962); The Outsider (1961); The Bachelor Party (1957); Strangers on a Train (1951).
April Chabries Haws
See: April Chabries
Clinton Haws
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Director for "Newsbreak," University Of Utah. Sports production assistant for KSL Channel 5 Sportsbeat, for a local Salt Lake City news station.
Randy Haycock
Latter-day Saint. Served a full time mission for the Church. Was in the BFA illustration program for 3 years at Brigham Young University (BYU), and then studied animation at California Institute of the Arts. Previously lived in Newhall, California (circa 1997). Animator on such films as "The Lion King" and "Aladdin," has worked at Disney since 1992. His numerous credits as a feature film animator include working as a supervising animator for the Disney animated features "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" (2001; "Princess Kida"), "Tarzan" (1999; "Clayton") and "Hercules" (1997). Also was an animator of the title characters for Disney's "Pocahontas" (1995) and "The Lion King" (1994). Animator for "Aladdin" (1992). Character layout and posing for the video "Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation" (1992). Also worked on "Treasure Planet" and "Chicken Little." In November 2003, Haycock gave a lecture about character animation at BYU, at which time he discussed Disney's transition from traditional 2D cell-based animation to using essentially only 3D animation.
Fred Hayes
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Still photographer. Work has appeared in New York Times and Newsweek. Has done still photography for movies including: Nobody's Baby (2001), Bars, Just a Dream (2001), Partners in Crime (2000), Stranger Than Fiction (1999), Made Men (1999).
Gregory C. Haynes
Born 16 October 1968, Bethel, Alaska. Utah-based actor and filmmaker. African-American. Sometimes credited as: Gregory Haynes. Haynes wrote, produced and directed the independent feature films "Share the Moon" (1994), "Magenta" (1996), "Heaven or Vegas" (1997) starring Yasmine Bleeth, and "Cowboys and Angels" (2000). Haynes was the producer, cinematographer and editor of the independent feature film "The Mallory Effect" (2002), directed by Dustin Guy. As an actor, Haynes starred in Rocco DeVilliers' independent feature action film "Pure Race" (1995). Also had a cameo appearance in DeVilliers' direct-to-video film "Only Once" (1998). Small onscreen roles in "The Runner" (1999) and in his own film "Heaven or Vegas" (1997).
Melinda Haynes
Melinda Clarkson
Lives in West Jordan, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Melinda Clarkson; Melinda Clarkson-Haynes; Melinda Clarkson Haynes; Melinda Ann Clarkson-Haynes. Actress and dancer. African-American actress. Along with African-American Latter-day Saint singer Jacosta and Wayne L. Lee, the founder of the Salt Lake City Film Festival, Haynes helped form Polaristar Group, which hopes to create an entertainment complex at Kimball Junction, near Park City, called Labyrinth Park. Played an art professor in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Was one of the stars of the Duane Andersen's award-winning short film "Shooting People" (2001). Small acting roles in a number of other Utah-made feature films and TV movies, including: The Climb (2002); Hounded (2001); A Kid Called Danger (1999); The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999); Same River Twice (1996); Out of Annie's Past (1995); Harmful Intent (1993); Battling for Baby (1992); Tripwire (1990); Baby Bedlam (2000). Major role in the short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002). She has played a nurse on two TV movies and 3 episodes of the TV series "Touched by an Angel." Also credited as the craft service provider films made in Salt Lake City, including: "The Way of the Gun" (2000), "The Crow: Salvation" (2000), and the TV movie "Absence of the Good" (1999).
Allison Hays
Born 14 March 1961, Salt Lake City. Credited with one bit voice part in low budget Utah film "Teen Alien" (1978).
Jesse Hays
Born 7 July 1938, Salt Lake City. Bit part in low budget Utah film "Teen Alien" (1978).
Karen Haystead-Duzy
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Won an Emmy Award (Children's Program) as the producer of "The Teen Files: Surviving High School" (2001) for UPN. Producer of "Flipped," a pilot for an MTV series that wasn't picked up. Segment/field producer for the CBS television series "911." Associate producer of the HBO documentary "A Century of Living."
Andrea Lynne Van Hazelen
Lives in Utah. Script Supervisor/Continuity/Casting Director for Tucker Dansie's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Love Logs On" (2003). Bio from the "Love Logs On" website (
"Lynne" has been with us and our crew now for about 2 years. She started as the head researcher for "One of Life's Little Lessons" but then wanted to come onto the sets. So we taught her how to script supervise, and she is amazing. Always wanting to help do whatever she can. She also helps with the casting of the parts, which is essential. This time around she will have an assistant to help her out with script and continuity so she won't have to be there all the time. We are so grateful for her help.

Will C. Hazlett
Utah-based actor had small roles as a judge in the movie "China O'Brien" (1990) and as a lab detective in the TV movie "Blind Witness" (1989).

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