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Latter-day Saint. Lives in Southern California with her two daughters Shaelynn and Ashley. Previously lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born in New York and raised in Utah. Also credited as: Dawn M. Strate; Dawn Kalana; Dawn M. Strate Kalana; Dawn M. Kalana. AA Degree (1992). Currently working toward her bachelors degree. Was the associate producer of the critically acclaimed Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002), which had a limited theatrical run before grossing over $500,000 in video/DVD sales. Also has a bit part in "Out of Step" as "Niki." Dawn was the "right hand man" to producers Cary Derbidge and Guy Marler from pre-production until post-production, providing the hub office out of her home. She was a key player in the organization as well as managing the production office and extras casting. Not only was she a main support of the production, she catered to producers, actors, and their families at her home style bed and breakfast inn. Was also the producer, director, writer, casing director, and actor for "Helping Hand," a music video shown at a Church talent show (1996). She began training in acting in her early years and started filming major motion pictures (1994) as featured extra and stand-in. Also works as the assistant director to Rick Macy at The Actors Academy where she has trained in acting since 1995. Co-star and crewmember for "Jumpstart", a 5-minute short film that won 2nd place overall and the Audience Choice Award in the 2004 LDS film festival 24 hour marathon. Profile Page
Latter-day Saint (convert). Professional actress based in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California. SAG. Born 17 April 1980, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Starring role in the independent feature comedy "Screen Door Jesus" (2003), directed by Kirk Davis. Major supporting role in the feature length thriller "A Promise Kept" (2003), co-starring with Mimi Rogers and Sean Patrick Flanery. Star of the short film "Night/Dawn/Day" (2002). Major role in the feature-length film "The Couch" (2002). Lead actress in the short film "Indefinitely" (2001), which won multiple festival awards and was shown many times on the Sundance Channel. 4th-billed star of the thriller "Pendulum" (2001), co-starring Rachel Hunter and James Russo. ("Pendulum" was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. "Pendulum" won the award for Best Dramatic Feature at the Deep Ellum Film Festival (Dallas). On 3 March 2002, Pendulum opened at #28 on the Top 50 Video Rentals chart as reported on IMDB.com by Video Store Magazine.) Lead role in the short film "Standing Still" (2003), produced by Marty Poole. Minor role as a health spa receptionist in the major feature film "Serving Sara" (2002), starring Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley. Guest appearance on the network TV series "Dawson's Creek", playing "Rina" in the episode "Gurella Filmmaking" (2/6/2002). Lead role in "Planet Zoo," a TV series pilot for Canadian television. Lead role in "Changes," a TV series pilot for the FOX television network. Had the lead role as "Kate" in a stage production of Gary and Kate, directed by Jon Paul Barkhart.
Latter-day Saint. 15 November 1935, Hawaii. Died 2 May 1996, Los Angeles, California. Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Hawaiian descent. Married a Japanese native and had two children. One of Hawaii's finest actors.
In May of 1996 one of the undeniably greatest Hawaiian actors in the history of stage, film, and television passed away. Danny Kamekona was in many ways a very typical resident of islands. His ancestry was mixed: one-half Hawaiian, one-quarter Japanese and one-quarter Chinese. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Kamekona was a versatile actor, and during his acting career he played Hawaiian, Chinese and Japanese characters. Perhaps his most popular role was as the villainous (but ultimately redeemed) "Sato" in The Karate Kid II, a film which grossed $115 million at the box office in 1986. This was one of many films he appeared with his long-time friend Pat Morita. Kamekona's subtle performance as "Sato" soared above the stereotypical and one-dimensional portrayals of Asian villains more typical of action films.
Fans of the long-running television show "Hawaii Five-O" will remember Kamekona for not one but two recurring roles on that series. He played "Che Fong" in 1968 nd 1969, and later returned to the show as "Nick Noble" in 1974 and 1975. During other years he played many guest roles as other characters. He typically appeared in 9 or 10 episodes of "Hawaii Five-O" each year. The show's producers asked him to commit to be a regular cast member, but he declined because he preferred having a variety of roles and wanted to avoid being typecast, and he also didn't want to spend too much time away from his successful insurance business.
In addition to many other film and television roles, Kamekona also had was a regular cast member (as Henry) from 1994 to 1995 on "Burke's Law", a revival of the 1960's cop thriller.
Kamekona served for three years as a full-time missionary for the Church. His mission was in Osaka, Japan -- the first time he experienced his ancestral homeland firsthand. He attended Brigham Young University - Hawaii Campus on a football scholarship. At BYU-Hawaii he he was voted "Most Likely to Succeed." He also attended the University of Hawaii. He died May 1 in California. His memorial service was held May 11 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Beretania Street in Honolulu. [Sources: Helen Altonn. "Danny Kamekona, one of Hawaii's top actors, dies in L.A. at the age of 60" in Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3 May 1996; Karate Kid Movie Website; IMDb.]
Latter-day Saint. Graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU) film school. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Producer and director of commercials for clients including: RC Willey, FlipDog.com, Samsung, Sony, Viva Slam. Company: Insignio Media. Website: www.insignio.net
Lives in Midway, Utah. Actor and film crew member. Minor acting roles in at least 9 films and videos, including: A Life Less Ordinary (1997); A Home of Our Own (1993); The ButterCream Gang (1992; V); At Gunpoint (1990); Halloween 5 (1989); Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets (1984); Not In This Town (1997); Out of Annie's Past (1995). Has worked as an animal wrangler for: Sundance Institute, "Blind Witness", "Halloween 4", "Halloween 5", "At Gun Point", Purina commercials. Credits as a transportation coordinators or driver: include: "Promised Land", "The Oasis", "River's Edge." Property buyer for the feature film "Halloween 5" (1989). Property master (along with Darin Farr) for Joseph Osborn's low-budget feature film "No Dogs Allowed" (2002). Has worked on other projects as an extras coordinator and casting coordinator and a prop master/set dresser.
Cheryl Lofgreen Karr
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah. Married to filmmaker Michael Karr. Writer/director of the PBS film "Islands", which won a Cine Golden Eagle award. Also credited as the writer of "Island of Love," which is probably a different title for the same film, "Islands." Director of "Yue Sai Kan" for China Central TV. Writer/director of the videos "Library security: expecting the unexpected" (1987) and "Problems, problems and less problems: a guide to the problem patron" (1987). Writer of "Tonga: A King and His People" and "Escape From Ground Zero." Producer for National USMC Recruit Campaign. Writer for the Emergency Management Campaign and the PBS program film "Escape From Ground Zero." Director and/or director of photography for commercial/industrial projects for clients such as: 20th Century Fox Television, International Arabian Horse Registry, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Rossignal Ski, Big Brothers of America, Royal Hawaiian Cruises, USMC National Recruiting, Zion's Bank. Company: Seen-by-Scene Communications. Website: http://www.seenbyscene.com
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah. Married to filmmaker Cheryl Lofgreen Karr. Producer of the feature film "Summer of the Eagle" (2000). Producer of the videos "Library security: expecting the unexpected" (1987) and "Problems, problems and less problems: a guide to the problem patron" (1987), as well as many other educational and industrial videos. Editor of a number of TV movies: The Gift of Love (1978); Three on a Date (1978); Telethon (1977); The Voyage of the Yes (1972). Assistant editor of: The Unholy (1988); Lena: My 100 Children (1987); Young Pioneers' Christmas (1976). Cinematographer of the independent feature film "The Creator's Game" (1999). [NOTE: There is ANOTHER film editor named "Michael Karr" whose credits include editing the feature film "The Trial of Billy Jack" (1974), but that is NOT the same person as the Utah-based filmmaker of the same name.
Based in central Utah. Video operator. Company: Media Works, in Provo, Utah. Provides equipment rentals (2 Ikegami Hi 55 Betacam SP pkgs.) Full service production company with award winning staff of producers, writers, directors. State of the art facilities. Animation, titles. 2D and 3D graphics and animation with software program such as SoftImage, Photoshop, Brye, Poser. Post-Production Facilities: Avid with 3D effects. Pro tools audio bay and voice over booth. Website: http://www.mediaworksinc.com
Stephen M. Katz
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Stephen Katz. Has worked on at least 7 movies with film editor Virginia Katz (his wife?). Prolific cinematographer of over Hollywood 40 feature films, TV movies and TV series. Credits as cinematographer/director of photography include: The Blues Brothers (1980); Gods and Monsters (1998); The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977); Baby Geniuses (1999); Who's Harry Crumb? (1989); 18 Again! (1988); And God Created Woman (1988); 'Night Mother (1986); Switchblade Sisters (1975); Timemaster (1995). TV movie credits include: Murder 101 (1991); Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001); Mrs. Santa Claus (1996); Geppetto (2000); The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1995) (TV). Cinematographer for the cable TV series "The Lot" (1999-2002) and the TV series "Dream On" (1990). Director of episode #213 of "The Lot."
Latter-day Saint. Glenn Kau works in the sound and lighting department as the lighting and movie manager and advisor of the BYU-Hawaii's student film club. He is the writer/producer/director of the feature-length school-wide student films made every semester at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. He has made films in a wide range of genres, including mystery, horror, thriller, romance and comedy. Profile Page
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the 5-minute film "The Hairs," which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: What's wrong with his hair?
Lives in Utah County. Costume designer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Pride and Prejudice: A Utah Comedy" (2003) and the award-winning short film "The Snell Show" (2002), both of which were directed by Andrew Black.
Utah County-based actor, presumably a student at Brigham Young University. Appears in a small role, credited as "Student Two," in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Kawasaki is an actor in the short film "Happy Go Lucky" (2000), made by BYU film student Aaron Ruell. "Happy Go Lucky" features actors Tayva Patch and Chris Kendrick, who also worked on "Out of Step." Kawasaki also appeared briefly on screen in the party scene in the short film "Daybreak" (2000), made by BYU film student Christian Vuissa.
Born 23 May 1965, Littleton, Colorado. Sometimes credited as: Allan J. Kayser. IMDb: "Attended Central Missouri State University (Warrensburg, MO) in late 1990s--member of theatre/acting program, performed in a number of plays with CMSU cast." Actor now based in Utah (2002). Best known for his role as "Bubba Higgins" on the TV sitcom "Mama's Family," which he appeared on from 1986 to 1990. Nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1989 for "Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Drama or Comedy Series," for his role on "Mama's Family." Was a regular on "The New Hollywood Squares" from 1986 to 1989. 2nd billed role in the movie "Hot Chili" (1985). Appeared on the TV special "Circus of the Stars #14" (1989). Supporting roles in the film "Night of the Creeps" (1986) and the TV movie "Double Teamed" (2002). TV guest appearances on "Vicki!. Was a guest panelist on "The $10,000 Pyramid" in 1987.
Born 12 February 1907, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 17 February 1962, Los Angeles, California. Actor famous for portraying Professor Morierty to Basil Rathbones Holmes in Old Time Radio. Best know as Mr. Wilson on the "Dennis the Menace" televsion series. Also played Superintendent Stone on the TV series "Our Miss Brooks" (1953-1955). Provided the voice of an angel in "It's a Wonderful Life" and appeared in about 10 other movies, including "Anatomy of a Murder". TV guest spots included roles on "Gunsmoke", "Perry Mason" and "I Love Lucy."
Lives in Park City, Utah with his wife Valorie. Also known as: Tracy J. Keele. Assistant key grip for the independent film "Just a Dream" (2001), directed by Danny Glover. Best Boy for the feature film "Little Secrets" (2002), directed by Blair Treu.
Bruce A. Keeler
Lives in Castle Valley, Utah. Also credited as: Bruce Keeler. Electrician, location manager, location scout, set construction. Electrician for the movie "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the short (1 min., 33 sec.) experimental film "Rendezvous," which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is about "Two people. One obstacle. Two perspectives."
Actress. One of the stars of Matthew Janzen's short film "The Salesman" (1999).
Lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Set dresser or props.
Asian actress. Lives in Ogden with her husband, Douglas. Schooling: WSU-BS, Medical Lab Technician, Associate Degree, Chemistry Minor, Gerontology Bachelor. Featured extra in commercials for Dodge Trucks, Darling Zions, and the Idaho Lottery. Also a featured extra in commercials produced by Cosmic Pictures (Salt Lake City) for Novell and for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
David P. Kelsey
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Dave Kelsey; David Kelsey; Dave P. Kelsey. One of Hollywood's leading special effects experts. Specializes in physical effects. Has worked as the special effects coordinator, special effects supervisor or special effects director for over 25 Hollywood movies, including: Mission: Impossible II (2000); Bruce Almighty (2003); Legally Blonde (2001); Dude, Where's My Car? (2000); Kingpin (1996); The Craft (1996); Indecent Proposal (1993); BASEketball (1998); Airheads (1994); Cheaper by the Dozen (2003); Message in a Bottle (1999); The Bachelor (1999); Anywhere But Here (1999); Mad City (1997); Next Friday (2000); Hush (1998); Friday After Next (2002); Paulie (1998); The United States of Leland (2003); The Butcher's Wife (1991); Mr. Saturday Night (1992); Last of the Dogmen (1995); The Country Bears (2002); Three Wishes (1995); Break a Leg (2003). Also coordinated the special effects for the big-budget 70mm film "Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Has done special effects work (not as SFX head) on a number of other movies, including: Runaway (1984); Life Stinks (1991); Dick Tracy (1990); Simpatico (1999); Weird Science (1985); The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981). Has also done work as a scenic artist and lead scenic artist, for movies including: Fait Accompli (1998); Judas Kiss (1998); Tom and Huck (1995); Hard Target (1993); Captain Ron (1992).
Lives in Hooper, Utah. Set construction/design.
Lives in South Jordan, Utah. Production assistant. Credits include production assistant for the direct-to-video family movie "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997).
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Ken Kemp. Attorney, contractor, filmmaker, and writer. Writer/producer/director of the award-winning short films "Wildest Dreams" (1986) and "Fedora" (1994), both available on video. Credited as both attorney and one of many story consultants for T.C. Christensen's low-budget film "Bug Off!" (2001). Host of "The Kenny Kemp Show" on radio. Author of Dad Was a Carpenter, Winner of the National Self-Published Book Award. Author of I Hated Heaven, the hilarious after-life romantic adventure, 1999 Winner in the Independent Publisher' Awards. Author of The Welcoming Door. Bio from website (http://www.alta-films.com):
A lover of the arts, I was only briefly sidetracked by a career in law. Shortly after law school, I returned to film school to study screen writing and directing. I've written a dozen screenplays with several produced. I've been writing novels and memoirs for five years. After summary rejections by the big boys I decided to self-publish my first novel I Hated Heaven, of which 15,000 have been sold. My next book, Dad Was A Carpenter, won the Grand Prize in the 1999 Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Awards. Within days I had secured a top-flight agent and in just a matter of weeks, we made a six-figure deal with HarperCollins to reprint Carpenter. The redesigned book was released in April 2001. I just finished The Welcoming Door, which will be published by HarperSanFrancisco summer 2002.
Credited as the "Additional Second Assistant Director" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Has a bit part as an art class student in "Charly."
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Springville, Utah with her husband, musician and filmmaker Russell Todd Kendall. Also known as: Christy Kendall. Small role as "Sister Phillips" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). She and her husband are also included in the "personal thanks to the following for their contribution to the making of this movie" section in "Charly."
Russell Todd Kendall
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Springville, Utah with his wife Christianne Kendall (Christy). Sometimes credited as: Russ Kendall. Unit Production Manager and First Assistant Director for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Second assistant director for "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997). Also appears briefly on screen in "Charly" as a guest at a party. First assistant director in charge of visuals for the PBS documentary "The Call of Story" (2002). Also had a small part on screen "The Call of Story." Set production assistant on Scott Featherstone's independent film "Same River Twice" (1996). Best known as a popular LDS singer/songwriter. Website: http://www.russkendall.com/
Christopher E. Kendrick
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Chris Kendrick. Actor and film crew member. Lead actor in the award-winning short BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003). Major supporting roles in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002), and in the award winning short BYU student films "The Wrong Brother" (2000) and "The Last Good War" (1999). Film critics singled out Kendrick's performance in "Handcart" for praise, citing it as one of the best things about the movie. Major role in the short film "Happy Go Lucky" (2000). Bit parts in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Brigham City" (2001), "The Singles Ward" (2002) and "The R.M." (2003). Guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel." Has also performed frequently on stage. Best boy grip for "The Singles Ward" (2002). Gaffer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Out of Step" (2002), directed by Ryan Little, and "The R.M." (2003), photographed by cinematographer Ryan Little. Gaffer for the short film "Freedom on the Water" (2002), directed by Little. Also had a small on-screen role in "Freedom on the Water." Grip for the KBYU PBS documentary "The Call of Story" (2002) and the award-winning short BYU film "Roots & Wings" (2002).
Latter-day Saint. Born 15 March 1982 in Utah. Student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Married to Spencer Tyndall on 17 July 2004. Also credited as: Emily Tyndall. Actress who made her screen debut in a supporting role as "Trisha," in the hit movie "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004). Her character is asked to a school dance by the movie's title character. Artist for the video games "Tak and the Power of Juju" (2003) and "Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams" (2004). Bio from IMDb.com (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm1428804/bio):
Emily grew up in Draper, Utah, the youngest of six children. She has always been involved in the arts. She began dancing at age three, drawing at age 4, singing and acting at age 8... anything to do with art, she loved! She met Spencer Tyndall, her future husband, while studying ballroom dancing at age 12. When she was 15, she began competing International Standard with Spencer. Two years later they also began competing Internationl Latin. At age 19, Spencer went to Brazil to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While he was gone, Emily earned a position on the Young Ambassadors, an international performing group for Brigham Young University. She traveled across the United States and also to Brazil and Argentina performing a show called, "Broadway Rhythm". She also shot her feature film debut as Trisha in Napoleon Dynamite (2004). Emily and Spencer began dating when he returned from his mission. One year later they were married in the Salt Lake City, LDS Temple. Emily will graduate in April, 2005 from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration. She works at a video game developing company drawing concept art and building 3D models.
Lives in Draper, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Kevin M. Kennedy. Key grip for many feature films, TV movies and miniseries made in Utah, including: Double Teamed (2002); The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001); Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (2000); The Rage (1997); Coyote Summer (1996); The Paper Brigade (1996); Wish Upon a Star (1996); Just Like Dad (1996); Breaking Free (1995). Key grip for the 1990s TV series "Promised Land." Grip for: Unhook the Stars (1996); Dead Man's Walk (1996); Unforgivable (1996); The Stand (1994); Freaked (1993); Neon City (1992).
Co-producer of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2001). Founder of the print magazine LDS Living, which began publication in 2002.
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Hair stylist.
Born 8 November 1932, Salt Lake City, Utah. Actor has had small parts in over a dozen movies, including "Quiz Show" (1994) and "Amadeus" (1984). TV guest spots include roles on "Ed", "The Golden Girls" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" ("General Movar" on 2-part episode "Redemption.")
Henry S. Kesler
Born 24 April 1907, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 15 May 1997, Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth name: Henry Smith Kesler. Director on TV series, including "The Rough Riders" (1958); "Highway Patrol" (1955); "Science Fiction Theater" (1955). Writer/producer/director of film "5 Steps to Danger" (1957). Director of "Three Russian Girls" (1944). Associate producer of: Sirocco (1951); In a Lonely Place (1950); And Baby Makes Three (1949); Tokyo Joe (1949); Knock on Any Door (1949); Lured (1947); Bedside Manner (1945).
Executive producer of the yet-to-be-filmed movie "Anxiously Engaged," the Latter-day Saint-themed feature originally produced by Cary Derbidge and scheduled to be released in 2003. Co-founder (with fellow "Anxiously Engaged" producers Cary Derbidge and Steve Ames) of "Pure Works," a film distribution company created to distribute their films. Kester bought out the rights to "Anxiously Engaged" from Ames and Derbidge before the movie began solid pre-production. Kester has extraordinary experience as a graphic artist and video production artist, has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Production from the University of Utah (1997), and has lived extensively in France, Switzerland, Korea and Japan.
Office production assistant for Leucadia's "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), directed by Blair Treu in Utah. Creator of "Long Time No See," a 30-second animated film which was screened as part of the "Works From Along the Wasatch Front" series at the Utah Film & Video Center in April 2000.
Lives in Logan, Utah. Wardobe assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002). Design and application of character and period makeup for theatrical productions; very limited work for video and film. Some work for haunted houses, police disaster training drills, etc. Limited experience with prosthetics and masks.
Lives in Spanish Fork, Utah. Co-writer of the as-yet-unproduced screenplay "Stealing Sundance."
Lives with his wife Wendy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Companies: G.K.P. (Greg Kiefer Productions) and Cosmic Pictures. Director of photography (cinematographer) for "Nightfall" (1995). Cinematographer on commercials and industrial films for clients such as 3Com, Franklin-Covey and Iomega. 2nd unit director on Curtis Briggs' independent feature film "Into the Paradise" (1999). 2nd unit director on commercials for clients such as Arby's, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Tel America. As a director, he is developing a a feature film: "Blood White." The movie is a stylized thriller written by Daryn Tufts (actor in "The Singles Ward"). The filmmakers are planning a theatrical release in 2003.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Michael Kiely; Michael A. Kiely. Production accountant for Blair Treu's movie "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), the Disney TV movie "Double Teamed" (2002), and the feature film "Partners in Crime" (2000). Assistant accountant for Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1995) and "The Paper Brigade" (1996).
Utah-based actor. Supporting roles in Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002, distributed by Samuel Goldwyn/Columbia TriStar) and the Disney TV movie "The Luck of the Irish" (2001). Small roles in: "Just a Dream" (2001) and the TV movies: Double Teamed (2002); I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001); From the Earth to the Moon (1998; mini); The Cape (1996 TV pilot); Codename: Kyril (1988). Small regular role as an engineer on the short-lived astronaut-themed TV series "The Cape" (1996-1997). TV guest appearances on "Touched by an Angel", "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Roseanne." Fight Choreographer at the Utah Opera Company. Bio from Utah Opera Company (http://www.utahopera.org/2001_02/carmen/carmen_cast.html):
Romeo and Juliet, National Shakespeare Company, New York City; Hollywood Public Works, Walt Disney World, Orlando; Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, University of Utah; Glimmerglass, Goodspeed Opera House, Connecticut; Henry V, Orlando Shakespeare Festival; True West, Hamlet, Salem State College; principal actor for TV, feature film and theatre, including Disney Channel, CBS, ABC, NBC, HBO.
Lives in Moab, Utah. Married to film crew worker Jini Rivette. Location manager or location scout for commercials, including: Marlboro (UGround), Jeep (Tool of North America), Budweiser (Other World Films), Jeep (Avalon Films), Jeep (Momentum Films).
Latter-day Saint (non-practicing as an adult). Born 23 May 1974, Payson, Utah. Often credited simply as "Jewel." Best known as a singer. Has written poetry books. Has mentioned her Latter-day Saint background in poetry and in interviews. TV appearances as herself on "The Ray Martin Show", "Speakeasy", "Holmes" and "Sen kvall med Luuk." Starred as Dorothy on the TV special "The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True" (1995). Numerous other music-related TV appearances. Lead actress (not playing herself) in the Civil War-themed feature film "Ride with the Devil" (1999), directed by Ang Lee.
Actress with a bit-part (as a "Convertable Girl") in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). She is NOT the same person as Lindsay Killian the opera singer.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in New York City with her husband, Lorin Killian. Soprano opera singer. Has appeared with the Utah Opera, Utah Lyric Opera, Nashville Opera, Long Island Opera and the Washington East Opera. A National Grand Finals Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2000, she has been the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera Education Fund in both 2001 and 2002. Bio from Temple Square Concert series (http://www.lds.org/media/newsrelease/extra/display/0,6025,317-1-141-4,00.html):
LINDSAY KILLIAN, a native of Provo, Utah, is one of the five winners of the 2000 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. She was named "Singer of the Year" in 1998 by the Brigham Young University voice faculty.
Her most recent operatic roles include Rosalinda in "Die Fledermaus," sung with the Utah Lyric Opera Society, and Violetta in Brigham Young University's production of "La Traviata." She has performed professionally in the 1999 Utah Festival Opera season and was featured in the Utah Opera and the Utah Symphony series, "Concert in the Park," during the summer of 2000. Other roles include Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Mrs. Ford in "The Merry Wives of Windsor," Celie in "Signor Deluso," and the Mother in "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Upcoming engagements include Tatiana in Utah Opera's production of "Eugene Onegin," and soprano soloist in the Cheyenne Symphony performance of Verdi's "Requiem."
Ms. Killian received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Brigham Young University this past August, where she also obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance in 1998. She served a mission for the LDS Church in Rostov, Russia from 1995 to 1997.
Lives in Orem, Utah. Special effects expert. Special effects technician for the movie "Made Men" (1999). Robot puppeteer for the movie "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997).
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Location manager.
Lives in Utah. Boom operator for the feature film "Little Secrets" (2002), directed by Blair Treu; the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002); the short film "Baby" (2001), directed by Bridget Bedard; and the independent film "Just a Dream" (2001), directed by Danny Glover.
Latter-day Saint. Star of the PBS specials "Remembering Uncle Golden" and "On the Road With J. Golden Kimball," about his apostle, a much-loved and famously plain-spoken apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Dana Kimmel; Dana Kimmell-Anderson. Married with two sons, Kyle and Coty. Actress. Nominated for Young Artist Awards twice in the category "Best Young Actress - Daytime TV Series": in 1981 for her work on "Texas" and in 1985 for her work on "Days of Our Lives." Kimmell broke into movies in 1979 when she was cast as the female lead in the 1979 teen drama "Rivals," written by Academy Award-winning director Kieth Merrill and directed by Lyman Dayton. Kimmell's co-star was Stewart Petersen, who played "Joseph Smith" in the first major "First Vision" video. Rivals was later shown on TV as "The Stranger at Jefferson High" in 1981. Kimmell also had a regular role in the short-lived and largely forgotten TV series "Delta House" in 1979. Soon thereafter she was cast as "Dawn Marshall" in the daytime soap opera "Texas" (1980), a spin-off of "Another World." Kimmell only appeared on that show for its first year. (The series only ran 3 seasons). Kimmell had the lead role in the feature film "Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D" (1982), which cost $4 million to make and grossed over $36 million in the U.S. The next year Kimmell appeared in her best known TV role, as "Diane Parker" on the popular soap opera "Days of Our Lives," a role she played in 1983 and 1984. Kimmell also had supporting roles in a number of other films and TV movies, including "Sweet 16" (1981), "Lone Wolf McQuade" (1983, starring Chuck Norris). Archive footage of her appeared in "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (1984). She also appeared in dozens of TV guest roles including: Out of This World; Hunter; Hotel; Dynasty; Hart to Hart; The A-Team; T.J. Hooker; Alice; Fame; T.J. Hooker; The Facts of Life; Diff'rent Strokes; Code Red; Bosom Buddies; Out of the Blue; Eight Is Enough; Charlie's Angels; The San Pedro Beach Bums. Dana and her family was profiled in a 1988 issue of a Latter-day Saint magazine. She has largely retired from show business, but was reportedly cast as the real-life Susan Smith in a 2001 TV movie "Sins of the Mother."
Latter-day Saint. Born 28 August 1978, Tustin, California. Graduate from Brighton High School (in Salt Lake City) and Brigham Young University (BYU). Now lives in New York City. Actress with major roles in the Disney TV movie "Don't Look Under the Bed" (1999). Lead actress in Clay Essig's independent film "Fortune Cookie" (1999). Currently starring as "Daphne" in the nationally touring stage show "Scooby-Doo in Stagefright Live on Stage." Previously appeared on stage in Utah in such shows as Modern Justice (1996, Plan-B Theatre Company) and Crow and Weasel at BYU, and off-Broadway in the The Violence Project, a musical for younger audiences focusing on the epidemic of violence among youth.
Bit part as the "Stress Case" (the person who complains to Steve Young about the pressure to get married) in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). The director said Kimball was an extra who he cast in this part because of his rubbery facial features. Bio from Laughing Stock Improv at the Off Broadway Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah (http://www.theobt.com/r_kimball.html):
Ricky is a University of Utah student majoring in Theater Education. He has done several productions at Salt Lake Community College, University of Utah, City Rep Family Theater, and Desert Star Playhouse. He was recently seen as "The Fool" in The Deseret Dramatic Association's production of "King Lear". His favorite role is of "Hot Stud" every time he goes to the Zephyr Club.
He has also done several commercials and films. You can see him in the upcoming film "The Singles Ward". He loves improv and is really excited to be with the group. He is awaiting the day that television brings back "ALF". It is the program he was born to be on!
Lives in West Jordan, Utah. Production assistant.
Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the short film "Nattou" (2000).
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Ian R. Kincaid. Gaffer on over 25 movies, including: Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), The Horse Whisperer (1998), Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997), Mars Attacks! (1996), Phenomenon (1996), Casino (1995), Don Juan DeMarco (1995), Heaven & Earth (1993), A Few Good Men (1992), The Doors (1991), Lost Angels (1989), Things Change (1988), The Seventh Sign (1988), The Dead (1987), 52 Pick-Up (1986), Hoosiers (1986), Lots of Luck (1985). Generator operator for Kieth Merrill's Native American-themed feature film "Windwalker" (1980). Camera credits include: Traces of Angels, Errol Morris Interetrom, L'Chien Parissieme, Desert Racers.
Lives in Bountiful, Utah. Made the short (13 min., 41 sec.) documentary film "Bypass," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is about a man undergoing heart-bypass surgery chronicles the effect it has on his life and the life of his family.
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Randy King. Theater/acting teacher at Utah Valley Community College. TV guest appearances on "Promised Land" and "Touched By an Angel." Major supporting role as "Frank Roberts," the father of the male lead character ("Sam") in the the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Smaller roles in a number of films and videos, including Feature Films For Families' "Friendship's Field" (1995); Blair Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1995), Kenny Kemp's "Fedora" (1994), the TV movie "Not In This Town" (1997), and the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). Roles in many videos produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including "Teach the Child" (1993) and "The Lamb of God" (1993).
Shawn Southwick King
Latter-day Saint. Born 1960. Sometimes credited as: Shawn King; Shawn Oro Engemann; Shawn Engemann. Actress and singer. Son Chance Armstrong King born. Wife of famed CNN interviewer Larry King (married in 1997). Her son Cannon Edward King was born 22 May 2000. Has a son from a previous marriage. Host of "Hollywood Insider" on the USA Network. Did voice work on the animated TV series "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids." Starred in a production of the Latter-day Saint-themed stage musical "My Turn on Earth" (1986), but not the version available on video. Minor roles on in the movies "Bombshell" (1996) and "Monaco Forever" (1984) and the TV movie "Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix" (1982). TV guest appearances include: It's Garry Shandling's Show; Simon & Simon; The A-Team; Knight Rider; Who's the Boss?; Hardcastle and McCormick; Remington Steele; Cover Up; Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. Shawn was the model whose face was featured on the original version of the novel Charly, by Jack Weyland. This book became the best-selling novel in the history of the Latter-day Saint publishing market.
Yvonne King, Alyce King, and Luise King ("Louise King")
Latter-day Saints. Famous singing King Family. Featured on the TV series "The King Family Show" (1965-1969). Appeared as singers in feature films: Cuban Pete (1946); Larceny with Music (1943); Follow the Band (1943); Swingy: Community Sing No. 10 (1939).
John G. Kinnear
Lives in Bountiful, Utah. Executive producer of the video "Carnival of the Animals" (1986), written and directed by Stan Ferguson for Bonneville Communications. Executive producer of the classic film "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" (1980), starring famed actor James Stewart, directed by Kieth Merrill, and produced by Bonneville for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Born in Utah, circa 1910. Brother of animation legend Jack Kinney. Wrote for the "The New Tom & Jerry Show" in the 1970s and for the "Deputy Dawg" animated series. Story writer for over 35 animated films many of animated films his brother Jack directed. His writing credits include Night Life in Tokyo (1961); 1001 Arabian Nights (1959); Chips Ahoy (1956); Casey Bats Again (1954); The Lone Chipmunks (1954); Donald's Diary (1954); Cold War (1951); Motor Mania (1950); Goofy Gymnastics (1949); Chip an' Dale (1947); Make Mine Music (1946).
Born 29 March 1909 in Utah. Died 9 February 1992, Glendale, California. Animation director. Began as a sequence director on such films as "Pinocchio" and "Dumbo", and directed "Der Fuehrer's Face". He first directed Goofy in "Goofy's Glider" and soon became established as the director of the Goofy cartoons. He left Disney in 1959 to form his own animation company, and in 1988 he wrote the book Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. Named a Disney Legend in 1992. Directed the "Popeye" animated series (1956). Directed more than seventy animated films, including: Mickey Mouse Disco (1979); 1001 Arabian Nights (1959); Chips Ahoy (1956); Casey Bats Again (1954); The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949); Goofy Gymnastics (1949); Melody Time (1948); Make Mine Music (1946). Received the Golden Award at the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Awards in 1984.
Lives in Utah. Camera truck driver for Blair Treu's "Wish Upon a Star" (1996). Transportation captain for "Just a Dream" (2002), directed by Danny Glover, and the short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998). Also has an on screen role in "Alyson's Closet," playing the part of "Fear."
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Kenneth J. Kirchner; Kenneth Kirchner. Art director for the feature film "3 Ninjas" (1992), a kid's movie. Set decorator for the Disney TV movies "Right on Track" (2002), "Double Teamed" (2002), "Hounded" (2001), "The Poof Point" (2001) and "The Luck of the Irish" (2001), as well as many other TV movies, including: The Maldonado Miracle (2003), No Laughing Matter (1998); After Jimmy (1996); If Someone Had Known (1995); Web of Deception (1994); Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (1994). Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (1993); Baby Snatcher (1992). Set decorator for "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999) and "Twenty Bucks" (1993). Assistant set decorator for the TV movie "The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake" (1990). Set dresser for the TV series "Four Corners" (1998) and "413 Hope St." (1997-1998).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband James Kirkham. Production supervisor for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Pride and Prejudice: A Utah Comedy" (2003). Assistant art director for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2001), working under art director Anne K. Black and production designer Doug Ellis. Kirkham was one of three producers (along with Kynan Griffin and Anne Black) of the award-winning short film "The Snell Show," directed by Andrew Black. "The Snell Show" won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January 2003.
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Boyd D. Kirkland. Animator. One of the main directors of "Batman: The Animated Series" (1992-1995). Producer of the animated TV series "X-Men: Evolution" (2000-) and "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" (1990-1991). Writer/producer/director of the direct-to-video animated feature "Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero" (1998). Sequence director of "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" (1993); storyboard director on "G.I. Joe: The Movie" (1987). Screenwriter of the Book of Mormon animated video "The Savior in America" (1989), plus other Living Scriptures Inc. videos. Credited as story artist and character layout artist for the Living Scriptures video "The Miracles of Jesus" (1989). Storyboard artist on many animated films, incl: Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992); My Little Pony: The Movie (1986); Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985); various Living Scriptures videos.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the short (2 min., 15 sec.) experimental film "That's Not Sasquatch," which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: "Toshi gets a little treat."
Casting assistant for the Leucadia films "Coyote Summer" (1996) and "The Paper Brigade" (1996), directed by Blair Treu. Credited as the assistant to the producer, Don Schain, in the Leucadia film "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), directed by Blair Treu. Had a small on screen role as the Senior Class President in the main characters' high school in "Wish Upon a Star."
Lives in West Jordan, Utah. Grip for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Grip on the feature films "The Right Temptation" (2000), Meet the Deedles (1998) and "Made Men" (1999). Grip for the KBYU PBS documentary "The Call of Story" (2002). Best boy/dolly grip for "Stray Dog." Electrician for "Shepard." Associate producer of "TV Ears," a video. http://www.money.org/press/20010316-moneyshow.html: In 2001, to promote the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money Show in Salt Lake City, Utah, three rare 1914-D Lincoln cents were put into circulation in the area. Rewards of $100 each were offered for their return. Campbell used one to make a snack-food purchase under the watchful eye of a KUTV reporter. Kelly Klindt of Salt Lake City saw the news report and recognized the location where the coin was spent. The next day, he asked the clerk to check her cash drawer. Finding the scarce coin, Klindt claimed the $100 reward, giving the clerk $75.
Lives in Bountiful, Utah. Also credited as: Mike Klint. Special effects expert. Set designer for the TV movie "Little Heroes" (1992), directed by Craig Clyde.
Latter-day Saint. Died 19 July 1996 in San Diego, California of natural causes. Actor. Primarily performed in live theater, but had some film and television roles as well. Had the lead role as "Oscar Wilde" in the TV movie "Feasting with Panthers" (1974), which portrayed Oscar Wilde's five years at hard labor and imprisonment in Reading Gaol. The 89 minute film, an adaptation of the play by Richard Cumming and Adrian Hall, was originally broadcast on "Great Performances" (1972). Had a major role as "Jonathan Swift" in the TV movie "The Dean of Thin Air" (1983). Had a small role as "Buster Venable" in the feature film "Mr. North" (1988). Played "Simon Rosedale" (a smaller supporting role) in the TV movie "The House of Mirth" (1981). Appeared in the TV movie "Brother to Dragons" (1975). Guest appearance as "Abram" on the episode "Life Among the Lowly" (2 December 1987) of the TV series "Visions." Bio from IMDb.com (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0460646/bio):
Richard was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 8, 1928. His family moved to California, where he was raised with two brothers and three sisters. He attended high school in Los Angeles and began his theatre work there. He attended Los Angeles City College for one year before leaving to work as a Mormon Missionary. He served in the United States Navy, as well. After completing his service time, Richard began doing summer stock theatre in Florida, which led to him being picked up for work with various theatre companies. In the 1960s, Adrian Hall contacted Kneeland to move back home to Rhode Island and help him to establish the Trinity Square Theatre. Today, Trinity Repertory Company is a Tony Award winning regional theatre that has produced such notable talents as Katherine Helmond, Richard Jenkins, Peter Gerety, Daniel Von Bargen and Timothy Daly, to name a few.
Richard stayed with Trinity for twenty seasons, performing in two to three productions per season. In between, he performed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Edinburgh Theatre Festival and made guest appearances at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego as well as many other regional theatres across the United States. He toured the Far East with Trinity in 1980. In 1990, he left Trinity Rep and joined the company at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. While in California, he also performed regularly at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Richard made appearances in film, but much to his chagrin - the stage was his life and where he truly belonged. He passed away quietly in his San Diego apartment on July 19, 1996. His passing is still mourned deeply today by his friends, fans and colleagues all across the country.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Actress. Has had small roles in the feature films "Little Secrets" (2002), "SLC Punk!" (1999), "Invasion of Privacy" (1996) and "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers" (1995), and the TV movies "Absence of the Good" (1999) and "Not In This Town" (1997). Guest appearance on an episode of "Promised Land."
Lives in Utah. Carpenter whose set construction film credits include "Teenage Bonnie & Clepto Clyde" and "The Fourth Trimester."
Liz Knight is an LDS Agency Director in Utah, born and raised in Michigan (Detroit area), who owns and operates KnightStar Talent Management ( www.knightstartalent.com). She attended BYU. She has acted in a few short films, and is a talented singer. She is married to Utah actor Tony Knight, and is the mother of their son, Alexander.
Tony Knight is an LDS actor (convert in 2002), born in Washington, DC on July 4th (patriotic!), and he is of Cuban-American descent. He spent most of his life in Florida before moving to Utah in 2003, and graduated from Florida International University with a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He is married to Liz Knight, who is the Agency Director of KnightStar Talent Management, and they have one son, Alexander. Some of Tony's credits to date include "The Saxon Chronicles" (Leofwine, Supporting), "Fire Creek" (Referee, Principle) in 2005, "BagBoy" (Judge Roy Bottantundo, Featured) in 2006, and "Friends for Life" (Jesse, Supporting), as well as two commercial spots for Kaplan College and the Foundation for Better Life in 2007. Tony has also reconnected on two short films with Jeshua DeHorta, "The Hitchhiker" and "Dead End." Tony is also booked for a role on the upcoming Web-based sci-fi thriller "Schune," to be filming fall of 2007.
Latter-day Saint (convert). Born 28 May 1944, Atlanta, Georgia. Birth name: Gladys Maria Knight. Renowned singer of "Gladys Knight and the Pips" fame. Acting experience includes playing "Diana Richmond" on the TV series "Charlie & Co." (1985), and appearing regularly on "Celebrity Sweepstakes" (1994) as a guest panelist. TV guest appearances include: The Jamie Foxx Show; Living Single; Baywatch; New York Undercover; A Different World; Benson; The Jeffersons; The Muppet Show; The Andy Williams Show; Sesame Street. Sang the title song for the James Bond movie "License to Kill" (1989). Major role in the TV movie "Desperado" (1987). Major role in TV specials, including "Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America (2001); "The Messiah XXI" (2000); and "The Jackson Family Honors" (1994). Web page: http://www.delafont.com/music_acts/Gladys_Knight.htm Bio from LDSMusicWorld.com (http://www.ldsmusicworld.com/artists/gladys_knight.html):
Gladys Knight formed the Pips with her brother and some cousins. Her early hits include, "Every Beat of My Heart", "A Letter Full Of Tears", and "Giving Up." Gladys Knight and the Pips had continued success as one of Motown's most consistent acts. The group subsequently left Motown to record for Buddha where they enjoyed two more smash hits, "I've Got to Use My Imagination," and "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me."
From the first moment she stepped on stage at the tender age of four, it was clear that Gladys had a powerful voice, a special gift. But for the world-renowned pop and soul music star who has acquired Grammys, platinum and gold records, and recognition in two Halls of Fame, nothing compares to her latest achievements of eternal proportions. In August 1997, Gladys embraced membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she went through the temple one year later. "We all have a responsibility, and since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity."
Latter-day Saint. Born circa 1979. Hometown: Houston, Texas. Lives in Provo, Utah with her husband, Michael Knorpp. In 2002 she was a senior at Brigham Young University (BYU), majoring in film. Director of the 4-minute black & white experimental film "The Mountains of Bethel" (2002), which competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. The film is described thus: "A girl leaves her life on the farm in search of the end of the world only to realize that the happiness she experienced at home is all she really wants." She was quoted in a Daily Universe article about the festival: "I'm not into making Mormon-themed movies, but I want to make sincere movies that show truth, beauty or something unique. It's a venue where families can come and watch clean movies and see films that are conscious of their religion."
Lives in Moab, Utah. Scenic artist for "Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat" (1989). Set sculptor for "Passion in the Desert" (1997).
Born in Prague, Czech Republic. Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: George J. Koblasa. Cinematographer of films and TV movies, including the feature films "Missing in L.A." (1995), "The Serpent and the Rainbow" (1989), "Black Eagle" (1988) and "Harry and the Hendersons" (1987). Cinematographer of the TV movies: Trapped (1989); The Liberators (1987); 2 1/2 Dads (1986); Casebusters (1986); The Richest Cat in the World (1986). Cinematographer of "Columbo" TV movies: Columbo: Butterfly in Shades of Grey (1994); Columbo: It's All In the Game (1993); Columbo: A Bird in the Hand (1992); Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot (1991); Columbo: Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (1991); Columbo: Caution! Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health (1991). Director of low budget films "Ladies of Union Camp," "Player of the Decade", "The Challenger" and "Wonderwagon." Bio from his website (www.georgekoblasa.com):
I was born in Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic. My passion for photography dates back to my early teens. When I was in High School, I devoted almost all my free time to photography. For me, photography was more than another hobby or interest, it became part of my life, it became an obsession. Somehow, I always knew, that my mission in life is to tell stories with pictures. The name of my High School was "Nerudovo Gymnasium". It was renowned for it's theatrical and arts department. After graduating from high school I received my College level education at the Film School named FAMU, division of the famous Charles University in Prague - night school. During that period of time I also worked at the Barrandov Film Studios in Prague as a camera assistant. Hollywood has always been a magnet for film-makers from around the world. I was not an exemption. After many years and several attempts, I eventually managed to escape the communist regime that controlled the "old" Czechoslovakia.
Arthur J. Kocherhans
Latter-day Saint. Producer of the Latter-day Saint-themed documentary video series "Lehi's Isle of Promise," which includes the volumes: From Jerusalem to the Land of Promise; We Are Upon an Isle of the Sea; A City Called Nephi; A Land Choice Above All Other Lands; A Land Called Zarahemla.
Steven C Kocherhans
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Steve Kocherhans; Steve Kocherhaus. Company: Jolyn Productions. Second camera for "Worst Case Scenario." Producer/director of a documentary about Utah Hot Springs.
Lives in St. George, Utah. Location scout/location manager. Art department coordinator for "The Right Temptation" (2000). Construction buyer for the TV movie "Rough Riders" (1997) and the TV miniseries "Dead Man's Walk" (1996). Construction shop manager for the TV movie "Everything That Rises" (1993), directed by Dennis Quaid. Set decorator for "The Malibu Bikini Shop" (1985). Seamstress for "Catchfire" (1989).
Latter-day Saint. Born in Denmark. Lives in Denmark. Sometimes credited as: Thomas Kofod; Thomas Koford; Tomas Koford. Actor who portrayed Jesus Christ in the big budget 70mm film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), directed by Academy Award-winning director Kieth Merrill and produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Article: http://www.meridianmagazine.com/arts/030227tomas.html.
Sometimes credited as: James D. Koford. Supervising editor for the animated feature film "Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain" (1997), directed by Richard Rich. Editor for animated children's videos based on the Book of Mormon and Bible produced by Living Scriptures, Inc. and directed by Richard Rich, including "He Is Risen" (1988), "The Miracles of Jesus" (1989), "The Savior in America" (1989) and "John the Baptist" (1990).
Lives in Midway, Utah with spouse, Arla. Carpenter whose set construction credits include "A Home of Our Own" (1993), "A Midnight Clear" (1991), "In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion" (1992), and numerous other projects.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Dave Komatar. Director of the short film "Golden Plates Inc." (2002; 3 min. 30 sec.), a mock documentary about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Director of the short films "Brinx Job" (2002; 4 min.), "The Town You're From" (2001; 2 min.; narrative) and "People Who Aren't Me" (2001; 4 min. 45 sec.; experimental; co-created by Grady Player). All of these films were screened at the Utah Film & Video Center as part of the "Works From Along the Wasatch Front" film series.
Latter-day Saint. Wrote the feature-length screenplay "Chance," which competed in the 2002 LDS Film Festival.
Born 27 January 1897 in Utah. Died 20 May 1986, Santa Barbara, California. Actress. Bit parts in "The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm" (1957); "Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town" (1950); "The Gal Who Took the West" (1949); "Movies Are Adventure" (1949); "Casanova Brown" (1944).
Lives in Utah. Actor. Appeared in numerous plays in Salt Lake City, Park City and San Diego, California including A Streetcar Named Desire, All My Sons, Wait Until Dark, and Glengarry Glen Ross. A member of The Screen Actor's Guild, his filmography includes movies of the week for CBS, "This Boy's Life" for Warner Bros., a guest starring role in the critically acclaimed Cable TV series, "Cover Me - The True Story of An FBI Family", and a starring role in the award-winning BYU film - "The Promethean". Has appeared in such Public Service Announcements as Deseret Industries, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and The United Way.
Latter-day Saint. Born 22 January 1963, Los Angeles, California. Lives in La Crescenta, California with his wife Melisa and five children. Also known as: Steven Kozak. Has worked in television since the late 1970s. Currently a segment producer for the improv TV series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1998-2003). Was the producer of the 2002 TV series "Now See This" (2002). Coordinating producer for the TV series "Emergency Rescue" (2001). Segment producer for the TV series "The Planet's Funniest Animals" (1999). Was a writer, segment producer, news producer and one of the stars of the TV series "Real TV" (1997-2000). His earliest credits include working as a production assistant for the 1980s TV series "Not Necessarily the News" (1983) and "Dance Fever" (1979). Unit publicist for the movie "Club Paradise" (1986). Researcher for the video "Crosby, Stills & Nash: Long Time Comin'" (1990). Assignment editor for the TV news show "Hard Copy" from 1994-1997.
Born 5 November 1931, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 14 February 2002, Port Angeles, Washington. Washington State University anthropologist considered the world's foremost expert on Big Foot/Sasquatch. Appeared (as himself) in two documentaries: "Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot" (1999) and "Bigfoot: Man or Beast?" (1971).
Salt Lake City, Utah area filmmaker. Part of a group known as "Local Filmmakers," loosely organized by fellow filmmaker Spencer Christensen. The group is committed to making films which maintain high ethical as well as high artistic standards. Appears in Spencer Christensen's short film "No Where to Run" (2003). Bio from Local Filmmakers website (http://www.localfilmmakers.com/members/ryank.html):
Born in Salt Lake City, UT and went to East High school. Has worked with the TV show "Touched by an Angel" for over a year. He is a freelance photographer. He also coordinates stunt work for most of our films.
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Debbie Krillich; Debbie Sebek; Debbie Krilich Sebek. Company: Debbie Krilich Productions. Credits for set dresser/props, production manager/coordinator, or location manager/scout include numerous commercials. Clients include: Healthrider, Pro Form, Nordic Track, Champion Bodywear, Ford Motor Company, Chevrolet, Jeep, Ski-doo.
Latter-day Saint. Born 8 March 1982, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Actor best known for playing "Arthur MacArthur" on the Australian sitcom "Hey Dad..!" (1991-1994). Minor movie roles in: Joey (1997), Paws (1997), Eight Ball (1992). TV guest appearances include "All Saints."
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Audio engineer and composer at Metropolis Integrated Media in Salt Lake City, Utah. At Metropolis, he worked on the voice recordings for Lee Groberg's documentary "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" (1999). Bio from MIM web page (http://www.metropolispost.com):
Ken is an accomplished musician and composer and is one of our finest commercial producers/editors. Spend a few minutes exploring an idea with Ken, and you'll be blown away with the results. Ken is the consummate keyboardist and MIDI expert, and has produced hundreds of soundtracks and jingles for Metropolis clients.
Wardrobe stylist for the Jericho Road music video "Finding My Way Back To You" (2002), made by Telos Productions. Wardrobe stylist for Jericho Road and other Deseret Book clients. Freelance Costume and Production Designer currently working mainly with Telos Productions.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Camera operator and photographer. Camera operator for the TV film "True West" (2002). Steadicam operator for the TV movie "Absence of the Good" (1999). Company: Cruise CameraWerks.
Lives in Park City, Utah. Property master on over 30 feature films, TV movies and television series. Property master for the TV series "24" (2001-2002), "The Huntress" (2000-2001) and "Northern Exposure" (1990-1995). Property master for films, including: Lying In Wait (2000), Temptations (1998), Emma's Wish (1998), First Kid (1996), Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus (1996), Powder (1995), In the Army Now (1994), Neon City (1992), White Fang (1991), Born to Race (1988). As an actor had minor film roles in the feature films "Primary Suspect" (2000), "Susan's Plan" (1998), "The Rage" (1997) and "Born to Race" (1988), as well as the TV movies "The Sacketts" (1979) and "Spider-Man Strikes Back" (1978). Small guest appearances on one episode each of "The Huntress" and "Northern Exposure."
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