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Born 12 February 1932, Beaver, Utah. Also credited as: James J. Hickman. Actor with small role as a priest in "The Cardinal" (1963). Small uncredited part as a Lieutenant in "I'll Get By" (1950). TV guest appearance on "The Lone Ranger." Guest appearance on the TV series "Great Ghost Tales" in the 20 July 1961 episode: "The Monkey's Paw."
Lives in Park City, Utah. Assistant production coordinator for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002) and for the Feature Films For Families movie "Return to the Secret Garden" (2000). Production assistant for the short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998). Buyer (art department) for the TV series "Promised Land."
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Sandy, Utah. Works as a speech and language pathologist. Cast in the lead role in Tucker T. Dansie's feature length directorial debut, "Love Logs On" (2003). She plays a single Latter-day Saint woman living in Salt Lake City who finds love and adventure cyberspace. Supporting role in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU). Starred as Maid Marian in the stage production Robin Hood: The Musical at the SCERA Showhouse in Orem, Utah (2001). Bio from Robin Hood cast page (http://www.robinhood-themusical.com/Cast/marian.htm):
Lisa is excited to be performing in her first SCERA production. Although Lisa is making a grand entrance onto the SCERA stage as Marian, leading roles are not foreign to Lisa. Recent credits include Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century at the Grand, Leah in Jane Eyre (at Hale Center Theatre), and various dead people in Spoon River Anthology (Wasatch Theatre Company). A proud BYU Graduate, Lisa has a Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology and works at Altara Elementary School in Sandy. She sends her love and good karma to her family and friends that support her in all her theatrical endeavors. Lisa is forever grateful to her the voice teacher that "changed her life." Watch for Lisa in the upcoming feature film, "Singles Ward."
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Field producer, sound/audio technician. Field producer for "60 Minutes Australia," "Access Hollywood", British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and "Extra Entertainment Magazine." Sound/audio technician for "60 Minutes," "Arts & Entertainment," "NBC Dateline" and TNT/TBS.
Lives in Park City, Utah. Also credited as: J.R. Hilderbrand. Producer/director of the independent films "Burned" and "Winter Ritual." Location manager/scout for commercials, including: Jeep, Checker Auto, Nissan Cars, Ford Expedition, Chevy Trucks, Ford Ranger. Production manager or coordinator for commercials, including: NBA ("I Love This Game"), Chevy Trucks, Kellogg's, Volvo, NBA PSAs.
Lives in Orem, Utah with her husband Justin Hill. Location manager and location scout whose credits include the CBS TV series "Touched By An angel" and the film "No Laughing Matter."
Latter-day Saint. Secretary of the Faith Centered Music Association (FCMA), which presents the annual Pearl Awards recognizing excellence among Latter-day Saint songwriters, musicians and recording artists. As an employee of Highway Records (a division of Excel Entertainment Group), she was the production coordinator for the Julie de Azevedo Pray For Rain Concert Tour video (1998).
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Director of photography and partner at Metropolis Integrated Media in Salt Lake City, Utah. Owner of Ron Hill Imagery, a complete cinematography equipment and operations company located in Sandy, Utah. Bio from MIM website (http://www.metropolispost.com):
Ron, his cameras, and his crew are constantly in demand by national producers for "60 Minutes", "20/20", "Dateline", The Discovery Channel, The Disney Channel, "Prime Time Live", BBC documentaries and many others. Ron has built a national reputation for creative camera work and lighting. He has been providing production services since 1981.
His gear includes: Ikegami Beta SP camera packages availalbe, HL-55 A with Sony BVV 5 dockable deck, HLV-55 Beta SP, HL-59 CCD Beta SP. Production accessories include: Shure mixers, Lectrasonic wireless mics, receivers and transmitters, Sennheiser shotguns, Sony monitors, Sachtler sticks, minature and covert hidden cameras, wireless intercom and comtek IFB systems, lighting kits, suitcase dolly, jimmyjib and portajib. Bio from the web page for his company, Ron Hill Imagery (http://www.ronhillimagery.com:
Providing production services to local advertising agencies for commercial television productions. Began shooting for national broadcast television programs in 1983 for "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous". Expanded services to Fox Television Network with flyaway camera packages for magazine format shows. In 1985, we began shooting on a consistent basis for the 3 major networks, and have continually shot for such shows as 60 Minutes, 20/20, Dateline, Discovery Channel, The Disney Channel, Prime Time, BBC documentaries and many others.
Since that time, network directors and producers and come to rely on Ron's creative style in lighting and direction to produce award-winning segments. Ron's clientele is now composed of a wide list of these producers who keep a consistent schedule revolving through his available time.
Currently Ron Hill Imagery supplies crews and packages for all major network magazine shows and employs five production packages and a full compliment of special effect cameras and support equipment. Ron also shoots and has a 16 millimeter film package and continues to service the advertising community with film production for commercial work.
Key Clients: 20/20; 60 Minutes; NBC/NBA Entertainment; The Disney Channel; HBO; PBS; Dateline; BBC; Prime Time (ABC); Discovery Channel; World News Tonight (ABC); Sundance; VH1; MTV; Missing/Reward; Intimate Portrait (A&E); Beyond The Glory (Fox TV).
Latter-day Saint. Special effects artist on the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video movie "The Shadow of Light" (2002). Also worked on the documentaries "Utah's Blackhawk War", "Immortal Fortress," and "Helen Foster Snow: Witness to a Revolution." Assistant editor for the KBYU documentary "Letting God Have His Way: A Conversation about C.S. Lewis" (1999).
J. Stan Hill
Lives in Kaysville, Utah. Birth name: Joseph Stanley Hill. Also known as: Joseph S. Hill. Production designer of Clay Essig's independent feature film "Fortune Cookie" (1999). Production designer of Rob Sibley's independent Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "The Shadow of Light" (2002). Lead man for Scott Featherstone's independent feature film "Same River Twice" (1996). Other art department positions include swing gang for the independent feature films "Partners in Crime" (2000) and "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999), and lead man for the TV movie "No Laughing Matter" (1998).
Latter-day Saint. Producer and director of "For Time and All Eternity" (2003, 22 minutes, color), an LDS-themed documentary that was screened at the 3rd LDS Film Festival, held in January 2004. The film is described thus: "An interview-based documentary dealing with the concept of eternal marriage and families." The film is part of a planned series of 4 documentaries which Hill has not yet completed.
Lives in Park City, Utah. Member, DGA. Producer of the TV movie "Ready to Run" (2000). Co-producer of "Radio Inside" (1994). Line producer of the feature film "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997). Associate producer of the movies "A Midnight Clear" (1991) and "Second Sight" (1989). Unit production manager for the feature films: Raising Helen (2004); The Princess Diaries (2001); Runaway Bride (1999); Snake Eyes (1998); Mulholland Falls (1996); Serial Mom (1994); Beyond the Law (1992); A Midnight Clear (1991); Tune in Tomorrow... (1990); Midnight Run (1988); White Water Summer (1987); The Quiet Earth (1985); The Bounty (1984). Unit production manager for the TV movies "Play'd: A Hip Hop Story" (2002) and "Ready to Run" (2000). Post-production supervisor on "Serial Mom" (1994). Production assistant (New Zealand) on "Zuijia paidang zhi qianli jiu chaipo" (1986). Production coordinator on "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983).
Lives in Utah. Electrician for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002), the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002), and for the feature film "The Crow: Salvation" (2000). Credited as additional lamp operator for the film "Drive Me Crazy" (1999).
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Writer of the short documentary "The Endowment School" (2002). Wrote the short screenplay "Car Keys," which competed in and received the 1st Place award (plus $400 cash) at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002.
Latter-day Saint. TV game show host and announcer. Host of "Let's Make a Deal" (1990), "The Guinness Game" (1979) and "Truth or Consequences" (1977-1978). Announcer on: The Match Game; The Challengers; Win, Lose or Draw; The $10,000 Pyramid; Double Talk; The New Dating Game; Body Language; The Price Is Right; Trivia Trap; Child's Play; Blockbusters; Password Plus; Card Sharks; The New Tic Tac Dough.
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: J. Terry Hilton; Terry Hilton. Gaffer for the Disney TV movies "Double Teamed" (2002), "Hounded" (2001), "The Poof Point" (2001), "The Luck of the Irish" (2001), "Windrunner" (1995), the CBS TV movies "Stolen from the Heart" (2000) and "In My Sister's Shadow" (1997), and the independent feature films "Partners in Crime" (2000), "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999) and "Coyote Summer" (1996). Gaffer for the movies "The Paper Brigade" (1996), "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), and "Just Like Dad" (1996), all directed by Blair Treu. Best boy electric for "The Rage" (1997) and the TV movie "Unforgivable" (1996).
Latter-day Saint. Music editor for the Feature Films For Families videos "The ButterCream Gang" (1992), "Split Infinity" (1992), "In Your Wildest Dreams" (1991) and "The Seventh Brother" (1991). Music supervisor for the Latter-day Saint-themed film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002) and "Christmas Mission" (1998), and for Lee Groberg's PBS documentary "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999). Production coordinator for the CD and music education program "Light the Fire Within: The Governor's Music & Education Program," featuring music composed by Sam Cardon and Kurt Bestor, collaborating with Michael McLean, Dave Tinney, Don Stirling, John Batdorf and Sam Francis. Music contractor for "Journey to Harmony" (2002), which was composed by Sam Cardon.
Assistant sound editor for the Feature Films For Families videos "Rigoletto" (1993), "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993) and "Split Infinity (1992), for the independent films "Clubhouse Detectives" (1996), "Fortune Cookie" (1999), "Same River Twice" (1996), and the Acadamy Award-nominated IMAX documentary "Special Effects: Anything Can Happen" (1996). Sound design for the award-winning short film "Fedora" (1994).
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of the short film "The Streaker" (2002).
Lives in Utah. Had a bit part as person in the art exhibit crowd in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Was a cross country runner at Taylorsville High School (Utah) in 1999.
Latter-day Saint. Hometown: Preston, Idaho. Boom operator for the award-winning short film "Peluca" (2002).
Lives in Holladay, Utah. Location manager/assistant. Assistant location manager for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002), working under location manager Andy Langton.
Sometimes credited as: Gilda 'Gigi' Hodges; Gigi Hodges. Office production assistant for the Leucadia TV movie "Windrunner" (1995). Casting assistant for the feature film "The Crow: Salvation" (2000) and Meg Thayer's "True Rights."
Orchestra manager for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997). Credited with digital editing and mastering for the musical album from Latter-day Saint pioneer-themed musical "The Trail of Dreams," written by James Arrington, Marvin Payne and Steven Kapp Perry. Producer of the music album "The Spirit of God," featuring the music of Jenny Oaks Baker and Jenny Richards, arranged by Kurt Bestor. "The Spirit of God" was nominated for a Pearl Award in 2002 (for Best Sacred/Inspirational Instrumental Recording). Producer of the musical album "I Will Not Forget," performed by Hilary Weeks, which was nominated for a 2002 Pearl Award for Best Inspirational Album. Producer of the musical album "American Tapestry," performed by Jenny Oaks Baker and Jenny Richards, which won the 2002 Pearl Award for Best Sacred/Inspirational Album. Previously won a Pearl Award as the producer of the "Lamb of God" soundtrack album, with music by Kurt Bestor.
Born 6 October 1893 in Utah. Died 14 April 1964, Hollywood, California. Actor appeared in over 240 movies. Played "Lonesome" on the TV series "Guestward Ho!" (38 episodes, 1960). Dozens of guest roles on Western TV series such as "Gunsmoke", "Maverick", and "The Lone Ranger." IMDb: "Often played fast-talking carnival sideshow barker, medicine show pitchman, etc., often shooing away unruly children by saying 'Go away, son, you bother me.' "
Lives in Utah. Also known as Nater Hodgson. Video editor at Metropolis Integrated Media, in Salt Lake City, Utah. As an actor, had a small part in the TV movie "Evil in Clear River" (1988). Bio from the Metropolis Integrated Media website, http://www.metropolispost.com:
Nate has 7 years experience in film and video production and post-production. Some of his accomplishments have been the Best PSA for Big Brothers/Big Sisters '99 and a Silver Telly Award for KUTV 2000 image spot. Nate is finishing his degree in telecommunications at the U of U [University of Utah] 2002.
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the short film "General Household Repairs."
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Douglas M. Hofeling; Douglas Hofeling. Additional set dresser for the Leucadia-produced TV movie "Windrunner" (1995). Swing for the TV movie "Absence of the Good" (1999).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production designer for the low-budget independent direct-to-video films "Sawtooth" (2004), "Con Express" (2002), "Just a Dream" (2001), "Nobody's Baby" (2001) and "Standing on Fishes" (1999). Production designer for the direct-to-video films "Just in Time" (1997), "Coyote Summer" (1996) and "Windrunner" (1995), produced by Salt Lake City-based Leucadia Film Corporation. Production designer for director Blair Treu's direct-to-video movies "The Paper Brigade" (1996), "Wish Upon a Star" (1996) and "Just Like Dad" (1996), also produced by Leucadia. Production designer for the Feature Films For Families videos "Return to the Secret Garden" (2000) and "No More Baths" (1998). Production designer for TV movies "Edge of America" (2003) and "Buffalo Dreams" (2005), and the short film "Courage & Stupidity" (2004). Art director for "The Runner" (1999), the TV movie "The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" (1999) and Salma Hayek's HBO movie "The Maldonado Miracle" (2003). Assistant art director for the feature film "Con Air" (1997). Set decorator for the TV movie "Mother Knows Best" (1997). Set designer for "Black Velvet Pantsuit" (1995). Assistant property master for "Arcade" (1993). Property builder for "Dollman" (1991). Small supporting role on screen in "Wish Upon a Star" (1996).
Previously lived in and worked out of Utah. Now lives in Hawaii. Camera operator. Has extensive experience in outdoor film photography, including sports and action shooting. Was the camera operator for "The Ride," a documentary about tow-in surfing which won the award for Best Film at the 2004 X-Dance film festival at Park City, Utah in January 2004. Emmy Award while working as a Camera Operator for KHNL News 8 in Hawaii. He was cinematographer for the surfing documentary "Strapped" (with Laird Hamilton), which received the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Documentary at the Long Beach Film Festival 2002. Principal camera operator for "Kokua", a Hawaiian surfing, rock and roll, and environmentally-themed documentary featuring Jack Johnson "Kokua", which received a Pacific Southwest regional Emmy Award in the Visual and Performing Arts program category. Recent credits include working as cinematographer on many reality TV series, including: "Nanny 911" (2004); "The Apprentice 4" (2005); "Celebrity Mole: Hawaii" (2003); "Forever Eden", "Surf Girls" (2003), "Boarding House: North Shore" (2004), "The Simple Life: Interns" (2003; season 3). Was a camera operator for the reality TV shows "High School Reunion" (2004); "Paradise Hotel"; "Forever Eden" (2004); "Amazing Race"; "Paradise Hotel" (2003); "Manhunt" (2001); "The Biggest Loser". Betacam operator for Adam Sandler's press junket, promoting Sandler's Hawaii-filmed movie "50 First Dates" (2004). Company: Hoffmann Films. Website: http://www.HoffmannFilms.com/ Hawaii-based freelance camera operator with 15 years experience. Owner/Operator of Broadcast equipment. Specializing in ENG, EFP, Action Sports, TV Shows, Documentary, Live Shots and Multi camera Events. Clients Include: NBC, ABC World News, CBS, ESPN, FOX Sports, Paramount TV, UPN, OLN, USA Network, The Extremists, NHK, Disney's premiere of "Pearl Harbor" and many more. Gear: Sony D-35 and PVV-3 Betacam SP (880 lines resolution), 16mm Arriflex, 16mm Milliken (high-speed camera),Super-8 film cameras,DV-cameras with custom water housings, POV mounts and Pole cameras. Complete Audio package and Lighting gear. P.O. Box 2811 Salt Lake City 84110.
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Deborah G. Hofstedt; Debbie Hofstedt; Debbie G. Hofstedt. Along with Corey Sprague she was the screenwriter who adapted Jack Weyland's short story "The Award" into a same-titled video in 1985. "The Award" was shown to generations of young people throughout the Church. She was the director and producer of "The King's Falcon" (1997), a short film starring popular Latter-day Saint actor Jeremy Elliott. Writer of the Feature Films For Families video "Seasons of the Heart" (1993). Has served on the staff (including the position of Festival Education Outreach Coordinator) of the Santa Clarita International Film Festival, a festival for family-friendly films held yearly in California. One of numerous credited "story consultants" for T.C. Christensen's "Bug Off!" (2001).
Recording 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). Orchestrator for the classic BYU short film "John Baker's Last Race" (1976), which was composed by Merrill Jenson.
Jeffrey R. Holland
Latter-day Saint. Member of the Quorum of the Twelve. "Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments," a 1988 video available in Latter-day Saint bookstores features him presenting a fireside.
Lives in the Moab, Utah area. Art director for "Tollkeeper" (Magnolia May Inc.). Art department coordinator for the TV movie "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1996). Also did art department work for "Geronimo" (Columbia Pictures) and an Always commercial (Tate & Partners). Set artist for "Larger Than Life" (Warner Brothers) and a Taco Bell commercial.
Lives in Utah. Attended Viewmont High School, where she was elected Junior Class Secretary (1999-2000). Appears briefly in T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video movie "Bug Off!" as a passerby and a driving double.
Utah filmmaker. Along with Larry Farrington, he made the the 5-minute film "Ognrod," shown at the "Works From Along the Wasatch Front" screening in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2002.
Utah-based actor. Student at The Actor's Lounge in Salt Lake City.
Latter-day Saint (raised in a devout home, but now non-practicing). Born 23 June 1961 in Glendale, California. Lead guitar player for the rock band WASP. Cameo appearances in "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" (1988) and "The Dungeonmaster" (1985).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Creative director of Cue Media Integration, which produced videos and CD-ROMs. Along with Hyrum Summerhays, he made the short (5 min., 45 sec.) animated film "Little Girl With Blue Eyes" (2002), which is described thus: A heroic astronaut is forced to choose between his earthbound fiance and his new found alien love. The film received the Special Merit Award for Animation at the 21st annual Utah Short Film and Video Festival in 2002. It was one of only 2 locally-made films chosen to be part of the Utah Arts Festival's inaugural film program in 2003.
Latter-day Saint. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Attended Canterbury High School of the Arts in Ottawa. Served a full-time mission. Comedian. Graduated from the Radio & Television Arts program at Ryerson Polytechnic University. Star of a number of TV sketch comedy series: "The Holmes Show" (2002), "The Endless Grind" (2001), "Sonic Temple" (2001), "The Itch" (2000). Small role in the TV movie "Lives of Girls & Women" (1994). Bio from Royal Canadian Air Farce (http://www.airfarce.com/info/news.html), 1 March 2002:
Jessica has quickly become one of Canada's top comedic performers. The "It Girl of Canadian comedy--dark and delicious is the name is the name of Holmes' game," says Toronto's Globe and Mail.
She began performing comedy at local clubs in 1998. Her ability to transform herself into dozens of hilarious characters caught audiences' attention and in 1999 she was nominated for the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Award - a yearly scholarship given to promising comedic talent in Toronto. That same year Jessica also landed several appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival where she competed in the Canadian stand up competition and also appeared in the World Improv Championships.
Soon after Jessica joined Toronto's legendary Second City where she co-wrote and performed in several revues. That same year, along with her comedy partner Dave Tomlinson, Jessica wrote and starred in The Best of the Very Last, a sketch show that got rave revues and resulted in a 2000 Canadian Comedy Award nomination! She has also appeared on "History Bites", "The Laughing Matters Special", YTV's "Little Big Kid" and guest starred in CTV's Sonic Temple with Sean Cullen and Gavin Crawford.
In 2000 Jessica starred in her first 1-hour comedy special for The Comedy Network entitled "Holmes Alone". Her special was nominated for a Gemini Award and for a 2001 Canadian Comedy Award for outstanding performance in a TV Comedy. Jessica made her TV series debut starring in The Itch on The Comedy Network. On The Itch Jessica was praised for her hilarious character work and scathing impressions of such stars as Celine Dionm, Kathy Lee Gifford and Prince. "Holmes is a gifted comic talent with a range and sensibility that remind me of Tracey Ullman," said the Georgia Straght. In November Jessica also wrapped shooting on her first pilot called The Holmes Show.
Lives in Park City, Utah. Married to camera operator Steve Holmes. Company: Main Frame Film, Video & Sound. Sound and audio technician. Has done work for commercials, including Kellogg's Apple Jacks, Lexus, Rogaine. Also work for NBC: Dateline, Nightly News, Today Show. Equipment: HL-V55 Ikegami BetaSP with R. Macie video set-up, Arri 16mm film cameras, DVC and cigar-cam; sound package with 5 UHF Lectrosonics 195s, Shoeps & Sennheisers on booms, wireless listening systems, Timecode DAT; Arri, Chimera, Dedo and LTM lighting, HMIs, 13' trailer with grip package; shot logger on Newton; TurboCube non-linear editing. Jib operator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Lives in Park City, Utah. Married to audio technician Kim Holmes. Company: Main Frame Film, Video & Sound. Camera work. Jimmy Jib Triangle with remote head, 3rd axis dutch head, lengths to 26', dolly track. Clients include the History Channel, LHM Advertising, Fusion Films, Disney Channel. Equipment: HL-V55 Ikegami BetaSP with R. Macie video set-up, Arri 16mm film cameras, DVC and cigar-cam; sound package with 5 UHF Lectrosonics 195s, Shoeps & Sennheisers on booms, wireless listening systems, Timecode DAT; Arri, Chimera, Dedo and LTM lighting, HMIs, 13' trailer with grip package; shot logger on Newton; TurboCube non-linear editing. Jib operator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Production assistant. Secretary to producer and director for the BYU-made PBS film "A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation" (1989). Author of the book Exiled!, based on true story of John Lathrop: a story of the search for religious freedom. Holt wrote 3 screenplays which were accepted as finalists at the 2003 Thunderbird International Film Festival in Cedar City, Utah: Exiled is "the saga of a man caught in the passion of his conviction and forced to chose between his conscience and his family." Phantom Justice is described thus: "A rebel kid, seeking to live a life of drugs, alcohol and sex, ends up championing an elderly man who has been swindled, and turns his own life around in the process." Take to the Sky is described thus: "Cheated of his inheritance, Greg Freeman enlists in the Vietnam War, returns, and, in a twist of fate, recovers more than he lost."
Utah-based actress. Bio from performer notes for Plan-B Theatre Company's A Perfect Ganesh (http://www.planbtheatrecompany.org/biosgan.html):
Marilyn Holt is a retired University of Utah professor of theatre and has acted in or directed over 100 plays in Utah and the Intermountain West, in addition to film and television work. Her most recent onstage appearance was in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (SLAC), where she has also appeared in Keely and Du and The Last Lists of My Mad Mother (also in the KUED film version). Other recent acting credits include The Crucible, Our Town and The Little Foxes (Pioneer Theatre Company); The Chairs and Mixed Emotions (Egyptian Theatre Company); Long Day's Journey Into Night (Babcock Theatre) and The Gin Game (Missoula, Montana). Notable directing credits include The Girl on the Via Flaminia and Our Country's Good (Babcock Theatre); Beast on the Moon and Sight Unseen (SLAC); Misalliance (ARTE, Provo); The Raid (a Utah State Centennial Event at Kingsbury Hall) and A Raisin in the Sun (PTC).
Latter-day Saint. Unit production manager for the short BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996). Bio from Entertainment Business Group (http://www.ebgroup.net/about-us.shtml):
Rob served in physical production and project administration for Cinema Completions International, the industry's largest completion guarantor. Some of CCI's pictures include The Thin Red Line, Bless the Child, Rules of Engagement, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He also worked as a project manager for Entertainment Coalition, a firm providing both entertainment insurance and completion bonds for its industry clients. Rob's degree in economics is from Brigham Young University, with emphasis in business and film. Rob is President of Entertainment Business Group.
Russell D. Holt
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Bountiful, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Russ Holt; Russell Holt. Director of the feature film adaptation of the best-selling Latter-day Saint-themed novel Pillar of Light, the first in the popular series "The Work and the Glory," written by Gerald N. Lund and published by Deseret Book. The movie has not yet begun principle photography, but its release is planned for late 2004 or some time in 2005. Special effects coordinator and 2nd Unit Director on Kieth Merrill's big budget Church-commissioned film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000). Director of the video "The Heavens Are Open" (1988). One of numerous credited "story consultants" for T.C. Christensen's "Bug Off!" (2001). Gave a presentation at the 3rd LDS Film Festival in January 2004. Bio from press release announcing "The Work and the Glory":
Russ Holt directed the epic period film The Lamb of God, which has become one of the most highly awarded and widely distributed films of the LDS Church, having been broadcast annually as an Easter movie in top media markets across the country. His directorial debut, How Rare a Possession, won a CINE Golden Eagle, has been released internationally in more than a dozen languages, and is still being distributed worldwide. Until recently, he served as a producer for the LDS Church, having written, produced and directed over 30 films, including Lives of Service, Gordon B. Hinckley - Man of Integrity (award winner, Columbus Film Festival), An Ensign to the Nations, and Special Witnesses of Christ. He was second unit director and supervisor of visual effects for the 70mm Testaments.
Lives in Moab, Utah with his wife Danielle. Animal wrangler for the TV movie "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1996), the feature film "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993) and the IMAX film "The Great American West" (1997, directed Reed Smoot).
Latter-day Saint. Birth name: Craig D. Holyoak. Lives in Salt Lake City. Co-screenwriter with Glenn L. Anderson and Peter N. Johnson of the Disney TV movie "The Thanksgiving Promise" (1986), directed by Beau Bridges, based on the novel Chester, I Love by Brent and Blaine Yorgason.
Lives in Moab, Utah. Birth name: Don W. Holyoak. Head animal wrangler for the feature film "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993), the TV movie "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1996), the TV movie "Slaughter of the Innocents" (1994), and Reed Smoot's IMAX documentary "The Great American West" (1997). Location manager for commercials, including: Stetson Cologne (Chelsea Films), Jeep (Zuma Films), Dos Santos (Treasure Productions). Location scout for the feature film "Breakdown", "Great American West" and commercials, including Marlboro (Mark Hofmann).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Midvale, Utah. Make-up artist. Credits as key makeup artist or makeup department head include numerous feature films, including: Evil Alien Conquerors (2002), The Crow: Salvation (2000), Bats (1999), Made Men (1999), Meet the Deedles (1998), McHale's Navy (1997), Flipper (1996), The Way of the Gun (2000), Blue Ridge Fall (1999), Flashfire (1993), A Midnight Clear (1992), Fedora (1994). Key makeup artist for the TV series "The Huntress" (2000) and "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" (2000). Key makeup artist for numerous TV movies and miniseries, including: Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002); Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! (1998); Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (2000); Absence of the Good (1999); The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999); Murder at 75 Birch (1999); Mother Knows Best (1997); Nothing Lasts Forever (1995). Other makeup credits include the PBS documentary "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999), the TV series "Touched by an Angel," and the feature film "A River Runs Through It" (1992). Makeup & hair for "The Children's Video Songbook, Vol. 1: My Heavenly Father's World" (1990), sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Boom operator/location audio.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Still photographer. Videographer.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Cameron Hopkin. Had a starring role as one of the four missionaries to Holland featured in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Best Two Years" (2003). He played Elder Van Pelt, a self-obsessed pretty-boy. Won 3d Place in the screenplay competition at the 1st International Young LDS Film Festival, held in late 2001 in Provo, Utah for for his screenplay "Corporate Conversion." Wrote the short screenplay "Mary's Cross," which competed in and received 3rd place in the 2002 LDS Film Festival. Did voice work for the Book of Mormon-oriented documentary video "Lehi's Land of First Inheritance" (2002).
Lives in Farmington, Utah. Production assistant.
Latter-day Saint. Served a full-time mission for the Church in Austria. Hopkins was selected to star in movie director Baz Luhrmann's 2002 Broadway production of Puccini's La Boheme, after an extensive 2-year worldwide search for the show's uniquely rotating cast. Bio from La Boheme program notes (http://www.arts4all.com/newsletter/breakingnews/breakingnews.asp?bb=1918):
Lisa Hopkins is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies and Acting from Yale University in 2001. After receiving her BA she went on to the Manhattan School of Music and is currently getting her Master's in Voice. She is the founder of the Yale College Opera Company. Performances include La Voix Humaine, Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare, Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, Casilda in The Gondoliers, Mrs. Nordstrom in Sondheim's A Little Night Music.
Latter-day Saint. Born 18 February 1945 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Died 3 January 2005 in Pine Lake, DeKalb County, Georgia. Birth name: Charles Randall Hopkins. Actor who played Supreme Court Justice Scalia in "The People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996). Other small role in "Against the Wall" (1994). TV guest appearance on "Quantum Leap." Writer of the TV drama "The Boy King" (1986), about Africa-American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as a young boy and as a teenager. The film won the Peabody Award in 1987. Author of many plays including Chris Cross; Pedestrian Crossing, and My Lucky Stars. Was also a talented artist and set designer. Showings, Exhibits and Set Designs by Rand Hopkins include: Braxton/Ryan Interior & Fine Arts Gallery (Atlanta, GA); House-of-Art Gallery (Grayton Beach, FL); Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, PA); Van Nuys Arts Festival (Van Nuys, CA); Etowah Arts Gallery, Cartersville, GA); Lemon Grass Gallery (Lenox Square/ Phipps); Dallas Street Gallery (Atlanta, GA); Tin Roof Gallery (Atlanta, GA); BYU Arts Gallery (Provo, UT); Passion Play/Civic Center (Atlanta, GA); Sundance Summer Theatre (Utah); Beverly Hills Playhouse (CA); Ford's Theatre (D.C.); Kennedy Center (D.C.); Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA).
Julie K. Horton
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Julie Horton. On-set dresser for the feature films "The Right Temptation" (2000) and "Bats" (1999). Production designer for the independent film "Green Diggity Dog" (2001).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Wynn Hougarrd. Film editor. Credits as film editor include the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Out of Step" (2002), "The Singles Ward" (2002) and "The R.M" (2003), as well as short films such as "In Time of Need" (1999) and "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath (1997) -- both available in stores on video. Credited as the consulting editor for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Assistant editor for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2001). Sound/audio technician for "Vision for Cure" (KBYU-FM). As a BYU film student Hougaard made the short documentary "Land of Many Trees," about the effects of deforestation on a small village in the western mountains of Guatemala. Oddly enough, Wynn Hougaard worked as an editor on two feature films -- "Out of Step" and "Little Secrets" -- which were released within months of each other, both of which feature a plot climax in which a film editor saves the day by putting together an audition tape for an injured heroine. Gave a presentation at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. On-line editor for the award-winning short BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003).
Lives in Murray, Utah. Production assistant on T.C. Christensen's "Bug Off!" (2001).
Lives in Utah. Boom operator for the short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), about Latter-day Saint pioneers. Carpenter for the Feature Films For Families video "Rigoletto" (1993).
Latter-day Saint. Playwright and screenwriter. Born in Cedar City, Utah. Grew up in Arizona. Graduated from Southern Utah University, B.A. degree in theatre. MFA degree from University of Utah. Master's degree in theatre, Penn State University. Story writer and co-screenwriter of the surprise box office hit science fiction spoof "Galaxy Quest" (1999). David Howard was awarded both the Hugo and the Nebula awards (the highest awards in science fiction) for this movie. Writer of the feature film "Hardluck Cowboys," scheduled for release in October 2003. Profile Page
Non-LDS. Raised in the predominantly Latter-day Saint community of Orem, Utah. Bass player for the rock band "The Used." His fellow band members (Bert McCracken, Quinn Allman and Branden Steineckert) were all raised as Latter-day Saints but are not currently churchgoers. He and his band was one of many featured in the direct-to-video comedy horror film "Punk Rock Holocaust" (2004).
Gilbert "Gil" Howe
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based producer/director of the TV movie "Black Stars Over Mexico," and a number of documentaries and promotional films, including: The Masters Of Classical Music; Elvis' Lost Love; Avenues Of Revenue; Forgotten Gunfighters (producer only); Celebrity Classics; America Fest; Glory Of America.
Lives in the Moab, Utah area. Member of art department for "Tollkeeper" (Magnolia Mae Inc.) and commercials, including Budweiser (Other World).
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Made the short (5 min.) documentary film "The American Dream," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: "The compelling story of Alicia Candella, a Mexican immigrant struggling to support her family in Mexico and raise her two daughters in a foreign country."
Born 24 December 1914, Provo, Utah. Died 14 July 1999, New York City. Small role in "Damn Yankees!" (1958). TV guest appearances include "Little House on the Prairie" and "The Bell Telephone Hour."
Born 24 September 1926, Magna, Utah. Died 3 April 1990, Los Angeles, California. Screnwriter, primarily of Westerns. Writer on the television series "The Virginian," "Rawhide" and "Lawman." Screenwriter of: Valdez, il mezzosangue (1973); La Spina dorsale del diavolo (1971); Flap (1970); 100 Rifles (1969); Hellfighters (1968); The War Wagon (1967); Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966); Rio Conchos (1964); Posse from Hell (1961); The Comancheros (1961); Flaming Star (1960); Seven Ways from Sundown (1960). Received the Western Heritage Award for "The Comancheros."
Lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah. Film editor.
Mary Louise Hughes
Actress. In November 2002 she auditioned for a role in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon feature film, and was invited to "call backs" (second round of auditions).
Born 13 August 1963, Salt Lake City. Writer/director of over 13 short films, mainly porn and GLBT films, such as "Ding Dong" about door-to-door salesladies who turn out to be lesbian serial killers. Made his feature film debut in 2001 with "The New Women," a sci-fi take on George Cukor's classic The Women.
Latter-day Saint. Director of "Polly" (1992), a musical about a pioneer woman, written by Steven Kapp Perry. A video of the stage musical is available in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Music supervisor for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature-length film "Day of Defense" (2003).
Latter-day Saint. Mother of four children. Drama Deptartment Director at Cedar Ridge Elementary School. Theater experience includes producing and directing "Clock Strikes at Midnight", and writing and directing two plays (LDS Comm. Theater): "A Child is Born" and "Unconditional Love." Theater acting experience includes playing Yolanda (a principal role) in "Fools Wear Pink" at the Valley Center Playhouse, and playing principal roles in her own "A Child is Born" and "Unconditional Love." Also had a principal role in "All About Love" at Los Altos Theater. Has been a stand-in (for Celeste, N*SYNC, and Charlotte Church) on the TV series "Cover Me" and "Touched by an Angel." Has had principal roles as a business woman in industrial training films produced by ibtraining.com and Candessa/Dan Sorenson for clients including Anderson Printing and Novell.
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Jennifer Bonham Hunt. Assistant director for Hyundai J2 commercials. Costume supervisor for the TV movie "Divided by Hate" (1997) and the feature film "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997).
Lives in Provo, Utah with her husband, Sam Hunter. Craft service for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002), which was produced by Dave Hunter. Her husband, Sam Hunter, was included in the "Special Thanks" section in the closing credits. Sales consultant at Vespa Provo, which sells motorized scooters. In "The Singles Ward," the lead characters ride a scooter, which was probably provided by Hunter's shop.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: David Hunter. Producer of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "The Singles Ward" (2002), "The R.M." (2003), "The Home Teachers" (2004), "Suits on the Loose" (2005) and "Mobsters and Mormons" (2005). Producer of "It's Latter-Day Night! Live Comedy" (2003), the direct-to-video comedy concert video/DVD featuring Latter-day Saint comedians. President of HaleStorm Entertainment. Bio from the company's website (http://www.halestormentertainment.com/about.html):
David Hunter graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Film with a Business emphasis. As a student he excelled in production classes, winning the Golden Leaf at the Utah Student Film Festival. David has successfully operated his own home and condominium construction business, grossing over twenty-four million dollars ($24,000,000).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah. Sister of movie producer Dave Hunter. Costume designer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002), produced by her brother.
Latter-day Saint. Wedding photographer, working out of Provo, Utah. Co-production designer (with Bryan Stinson) for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002), which was produced by Dave Hunter and directed by Kurt Hale.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in California. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU). Mother of feature film producer Dave Hunter. Had bit parts in her son's Latter-day Saint-themed movies "The Singles Ward" (2002) and "The Home Teachers" (2004).
Lives in St. George, Utah. Location manager and/or location scout.
Actor. Bio from The Actor's Lounge (http://www.4leaffilms.com/students.htm): "Tod's interest in acting spawned from a love for the arts and constant introspective exploration. Acting is Tod's way of better understanding himself and the world around him."
Latter-day Saint. Born 5 June 1971 in Springfield, Illinois. At age 5 his family moved to New Jersey. Married to Page Palmer Hoppe. Birth name: Lincoln Werner Hoppe. Sometimes credited as: Lincoln Hope. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU). Founder of the "Garrens" comedy troupe based at BYU and later in Utah County. Later, founder of the "Skinny Lincolns" comedy troup in Salt Lake City. Major roles in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Handcart" (2002) and "The Singles Ward" (2002). Major role, usually the star, of a large number of short student films made at BYU, including the national award-winning "The Last Good War" (1999), directed by Ryan Little. Smaller roles in the movies "No Dogs Allowed" (2002), "Out of Step" (2002), "Return to the Secret Garden" (2000), and the TV miniseries "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" (2000). Producer (along with Brian A. Brough), screenwriter (along with Ryan Little) and top-billed star of the award-winning short film "Freedom on the Water" (2002), which was directed by Little. Lincoln is currently studying (off and on) with the Groundlings, LA's premeire sketch and improv comedy troupe. Website: http://www.lincolnhoppe.com
Bio provided by Hoppe:
Lincoln Hoppe was born in Illinois in 1971. His family moved to Moorestown, New Jersey in 1976 where Lincoln lived until attending BYU in 1989. He served a full time mission in the Portugal, Lisbon North Mission from 1990-1992.
Upon returning to BYU, Lincoln became an original cast member of the Garrens Comedy Troupe and began taking acting classes to improve in improvisational acting. He has written extensively, mostly comedy sketches and songs, such as "Happy Together: the Stalking song" which have received extensive national radio air play.
Lincoln graduated from BYU in advertising and communications in 1996. He founded the Skinny Lincolns comedy troupe and now plays in both ComedySportz Utah and Provo. Lincoln married Page Ann Palmer and they now have two boys, Tucker and Martin. Lincoln acts full time and works in both Los Angeles and Utah.
Latter-day Saint. Born 22 January 1964 in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Lives in American Fork, Utah. Actor. Played a TV host in the award-winning BYU student film "The Appleby Sensation" (1997). Major role in Diane Orr's independent film "Lost Forever with Everett Ruess" (2000). Guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel." Credited as the assistant to Mr. Treu (the director) in the TV movie "Just Like Dad" (1996). Office production assistant for Leucadia's "Breaking Free" (1995).
Born circa 1975. Filmmaker who grew up in Park City, Utah. Graduated from Park City High School in 1994. Producer of the documentary "Pipe Dreams" (2002), about the quest of snowboarder Ricky Bower and freestyle skier Joe Pack to compete in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. "Pipe Dreams" was directed by Enzo Mileti. Pack, Bower, and Mileti were all fellow graduates from Park City High. The film premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January 2003.
Lives Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Elaine Hultgren. Storyboard artist whose credits include the videos "Our Friend, Martin" (1999), "Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins" (1998) and "Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible" (1996), and the animated TV series "Jem!" (1985). Story director for the short-lived TV series "Mega Man" (1995), about a fighting robot. Layout artist for the TV series "Meatballs and Spaghetti" (1982).
Latter-day Saint. Actor with small roles in the Church-produced "Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000) and two Feature Films For Families videos: "Rigoletto" (1993) and "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993). Also "Ticker" (2001?). His voice is featured on the "Stone Tables" CD -- the cast recording of the play about Moses, with lyrics by Orson Scott Card (based on Card's nove) and music by Robert Stoddard. Bio from Glad Song Productions (http://www.gladsong.com/huntington2.html):
John Huntington is one of Southern California's premier musical theatre artists, having won acclaim in roles as diverse as Bud Frump in "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and Cyrano de Bergerac in "Cyrano." He has played Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music," Leadville Johnny Brown in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," and God in the recent West Coast premiere of Stephen Schwartz's new musical, "Children of Eden." His vocal gifts are similarly varied and embrace the operatic, oratorio and concert repertoire, as well as folk, jazz, and church music. He is a frequent soloist with symphonies and choirs.
Mr. Huntington's long list of stage credits includes the Dons Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Quixote (Man of La Mancha), and Pasquale (Don Pasquale). Other roles include Neville Craven in "The Secret Garden" which garnered him a Dramalogue Award, Fagin in "Oliver", Oberon in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Mr. Antrobus in "The Skin Of Our Teeth", and Starbuck in "110 in the Shade". He also appeared in the National Company of "Phantom of the Opera" in San Francisco and young audiences will recognize him as "Hans" in the popular children's video, "Rigoletto".
Mr. Huntington's advanced training occurred in New York under the tutelage of noted director and teacher, Tad Danielewski. Presently, Mr. Huntington divides his times as an actor/singer/director/costumer and operates a private voice studio in Mission Viejo, California, where he resides with his wife of 24 years and their seven children.
Lives in Orem, Utah. Art director or assistant art director of "Healings." Sound crew/audio technician on "Ruben & Ed", "The Donor", "Bond", "Once Upon A Dream."
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Also credited as: Scott M. Hurst. Co-producer and film editor of Duane Andersen's direct-to-video feature-length film "Daniil Kharms' The Old Woman" (1999) and Andersen's award-winning short film "Shooting People" (2001). Director of the short BYU student film "8 Angry Men and a Baby," a comedy showing the adventures of a young businessman who coaches his wife through labor with the help of 8 executives. Second assistant director for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Film editor and director for Telos Productions and TriConnections. One of four writer/directors who created the four segments of the film "Post-Mortem" (1997). Best boy electrician for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Key grip for the short film "Freedom on the Water" (2002).
Lives in Midvale, Utah. Sometimes credited as: J. Gordon Huston Jr. Director of photography for the direct-to-video movie "Someone Was Watching" (2002), which was produced by Mark Goodman and Lee Groberg, whom Huston had worked for as a camera operator in making Church-related PBS documentaries. Co-cinematographer of the short film "Gold Fever" (1990), directed by Bill Shira and made largely by BYU students. Second unit director of photography for: "Partners in Crime" (2000); "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999); "Just Like Dad" (1995) and "Coyote Summer" (1996). First assistant camera for the TV movies "No Laughing Matter" (1998) and "Divided by Hate" (1997), and the feature film "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" (1993). Camera assistant for the PBS documentaries "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997) and "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999), and the IMAX documentaries "The Witness (1999) and "Special Effects: Anything Can Happen" (1996). Gaffer for the BYU student film "Wildest Dreams" (1986).
Latter-day Saint. Miss America, 1952.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Ogden, Utah. Wrote the short screenplay "The Berry Bush," which competed in the 2002 LDS Film Festival.
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