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Based in central Utah. Production assistant. Credits include the TV series "Hollywood Squares", "Rescue 911", and "Cagney & Lacey." [There is a voice actor named "Jason Michas," but as far as we know, he is not the same person as Jason Michas the production assistant.]
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as Karl W. Michel. Voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997).
Born 1959 in New York City. Lives in Hurricane, Utah. Designer. Climber and adventurer since 1974. Stunt man. In 1997 he directed and hosted a one-hour film "Canyoneering with John Middendorf." Graduated with honors from Stanford University, 1983 with degree in Engineering. Owner of A5 Adventures, Inc. 1986-1997. Writer of articles in many worldwide climbing magazines. Co-author (with John Long) of How to Rock Climb: Big Walls. Keynote Speaker for 1994 annual American Alpine Club meeting in Salt Lake City. River Guide on the Grand Canyon (1998-2001). Selected Projects from Harvard Design School graduate studies (2000-2001): Membrane Structures; Earth Construction and Thermal Mass; Fabric Clamp System; The Virtual Party, Internet and Architecture; Thermal Mass. Website: http://bigwalls.net/johnm/ Selected Rigging and Guiding Experience (from his website):
1979: Guide for Telluride Mountaineering School.
1984: Rigger for Gillette Commercial with John Bachar, "The Essence of Shaving", Yosemite.
1985: Rigger for Mike Hoover, ABC Sports special, "The Lost Arrow", Yosemite.
1992: Guide, the Nose Route.
1993: Guide, the Salathe Route.
1993: Head rigger for the ESPN Shield climb , a major rigging job which required managing five riggers and required 8 days of big wall climbing with the camerman (who received an emmy for the footage).
1994: Vertical Rigger and Camerman for Reebok Commercial: "Nancy Feagin's Dream", Zion National Park, Utah.
1995: Vertical Rigger for TV Series, "EXTREME".
2000: Vertical Camerman for Outdoor Life Network Baffin Island Adventure.
Latter-day Saint. Born 18 January 1915, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 19 June 2002, White Plains, New York (pneumonia; aftermath of falling). Birth name: Leslie Grant Midgley. Was the producer of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" from 1967 to 1972. At the time of Kennedy's death in 1963, Midgley was in charge of CBS' prime-time news coverage. Over the four days from the Dallas shooting to Kennedy's burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Midgley pioneered live, commercial-free reportage. Won many Emmy, Peabody, and other broadcasting awards, and for a decade covered the Vietnam War, including the fall of Saigon in 1975. Profile Page
Latter-day Saint. TV news journalist who has produced and hosted numerous documentaries relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has also made cameo appearances as a reporter in the TV movies "Out of Annie's Past" (1995), "Double Jeopardy" (1992) and "Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View" (1992). Bio from KSL (http://www.ksl.com/TV/bios/cm.htm):
Carole Mikita joined KSL 5 Television in June of 1979. She currently co-anchors "Eyewitness News at 6:30" and is also the station's Arts and Religion reporter.
Carole Mikita is the only the only television reporter in the Salt Lake City market specifically assigned to the arts and culture, as part of her duties at KSL 5. She has been integral in covering Utah's Shakespearean Festival. Her participation has been so extensive, she has been asked to attend and has participated in numerous round table discussions on-site in Cedar City. Carole has also done extensive coverage of the Utah Symphony; Ballet West; and Utah Opera. She specializes in unique one-on-one interviews with well over 100 assorted artists both local and national who have performed in Utah. She has been a mainstay in coverage of the Sundance Film Festival.
Since the fall of 1998, Carole has written and produced documentaries that air during the LDS General Conference every six months. She first traveled with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir through Europe and created "We'll Make the Air with Music Ring." Next she went to Spain with President Hinckley for the dedication of the Madrid Temple, and turned that story into "The Saints in Spain" documentary. She then accompanied Lex and Peggy de Azevedo to Jerusalem to document the premiere performance of their musical about the life of Christ, "Jerusalem: Prelude to Gloria." Carole's subsequent features included special looks at the life and accomplishments of President Gordon B. Hinckley ( "A Faith for All Season"); the church's humanitarian work titled ("A Helping Hand"); and one about painter Arnold Friberg ("An Artist's Legacy: The Book of Mormon"). She has also done a half-hour special on Sister Marjorie Hinckley.
In 1998, Carole received an Emmy Award for her documentary "Gideon's Story." Carole speaks to and participates in a number of community and church organizations. Because of her dedication to people with disabilities, she was honored in 1994 by the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, and in 1996, the Assistance League of Utah named her a "Woman of Distinction." Carole has hosted the Primary Children's Medical Center Telethon for more than 20 years.
Carole grew up in Steubenville, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater. She is married to Neil York, an American History professor at BYU. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Caitlin.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, Jimmy Miklavcic. Also credited as: Elizabeth Ann Miklavcic. Dancer and choreographer. She and her husband have a dance company and studio, "Another Language," in Salt Lake City, where she is the artistic director. Director of the short film "Creative Passings," shown at the Loaf-I film festival in Salt Lake City, 2002. Choreographer for "A Chrysalis Project" (1986), a multi-media performance and installation sponsored by The Utah Media Center. Choreographer for "Tally Ho" (1988), screened at International Composer to Composer Music Conference in Telluride, Colorado. Choreographer for "Eglantine" (1992), supported in part by the Salt Lake City Arts Council; screened at The Dance and Technology Conference in Madison Wisconsin; runner up for The Seventh Annual Morningside Dance Festival sponsored through Columbia University, New York; nominated for the Utah Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship Award. Made the short (7 min., 49 sec.) experimental film "Creative Passings," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. This dance video depicts a young girl who personifies the artistic spirit that is the inspiration for the construction of a new performing arts center.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife, dancer and choreographer Beth Miklavcic. They have a dance studio and company, "Another Langauge," in Salt Lake City, where he is the general director. In 1984 he filmed "Duet for Film and Video," featuring improvisational performance. He is connected to the Center for High Performance Computing at the University of Utah and sits on the Animation Major Planning Committee at the University. Website: http://www.chpc.utah.edu/~jhm/
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Played a cheerleader in the BYU student-made feature-length film "The Creator's Game" (1999).
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Played a cheerleader in the BYU student-made feature-length film "The Creator's Game" (1999).
Born circa 1976. Filmmaker who grew up in Park City, Utah. Graduated from Park City High School in 1994. Director and 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 also produced by Adam Hull. Pack, Bower, and Hull were all fellow graduates from Park City High. The film premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January 2003. Mileti had bit parts on screen in the Feature Films For Families videos "In Your Wildest Dreams" (1991) and "Split Infinity" (1992).
Otto J. Mileti III
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Had a supporting role as "Mr. Carpenter", the father of Scott, one of the lead characters, in the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992) and its sequel, "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993). Owner of the Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, which is widely considered to be Utah's premier live music venue.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production assistant on T.C. Christensen's "Bug Off!" (2001).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production assistant on T.C. Christensen's "Bug Off!" (2001).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bit part actor in the feature film "Meet the Deedles" (1998). Hand double in T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video movie "Bug Off!" (2001), which was filmed in the home of Dennis and Jo Ellen Millard, who presumably are her parents. Had a small part in the short Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "A Pioneer Miracle" (2003), directed by T.C. Christensen. In "Pioneer Miracle" she played the 23-year-old version of the main character.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Competes as a gymnast with Marlowe's Gymnastics. Stand-in for Brianna Shipley, the star of T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video movie "Bug Off!" The movie was filmed primarily in the home of Dennis and Jo Ellen Millard, who presumably are Maura's parents.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Location manager. Transportation coordinator or captain for the big budget 70mm film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000) produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and for Scott Featherstone's independent feature film "Same River Twice" (1996). Driver for the Featue Films For Families videos "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993) and "Seasons of the Heart" (1993). Locations manager for Lee Groberg's PBS documentary Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997).
Latter-day Saint. Born 23 December 1923, Snowflake, Arizona. Died 23 February 1999, New York, New York (emphysema). Birth name: Vernal Miller. Sometimes credited as: Vernal "Buzz" Martin; Vernal 'Buzz' Miller. Small roles as a dancer in the movies: "The Pajama Game" (1957); "Anything Goes" (1956); "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954); and "On the Riviera" (1951). Obituary from Dance Magazine (http://www.hope.edu/academic/dance/graham/obituary/):
Buzz Miller (faculty) - (obituary from Dance Magazine, May 1999, written by Gemze de Lappe and Mary Kerner) - 75, a dancer prominent on Broadway and in film, died of emphysema in New York City on February 23, 1999. While the word "legend" is often bandied about, in the case of one particular male dancer, it is completely appropriate. Buzz Miller was not only a Broadway legend; he was also esteemed in Hollywood, on the concert stage, in Europe, in nightclubs, and throughout New York City after the War and during the 50s, when he was considered the hottest male dancer around. Miller worked extensively on Broadway with both Jack Cole and Bob Fosse in such shows as Magdalena, Two's Company, Bells Are Ringing, and Funny Girl. He danced in both the stage and film versions of The Pajama Game and also worked with the companies of Roland Petit and John Butler. Yet for all the fame he justifiably claimed, Buzz Miller was born simply Vernal, to a large Mormon family on a farm in Snowflake, Arizona, where the closest he came to the performing artist's creative life was on long rides far into the countryside alone on his hors. Miller had sex appeal and charisma as well as passion and wit in his dancing, with a mix of relaxed animal tension and contained energy that made audiences, both men and women, melt.
IMDb bio (http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Miller,+Buzz):
Born in Snowflake, Arizona. Received B.A. in music from Arizona State College. Two years in the Army, WWII as a front lines messenger. Three battle scars. Took first class in dancing at age 23 from Mia Slavenska. Auditioned for Jack Cole nine months later and was cast in MAGDALENA his first Broadway show. Future shows and Films had him featured opposite Carol Haney, Judy Holliday, Zizi Jeanmaire, Maria Karnilova, Nora Kaye, Joan McCracken Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Lee Theodore, Gwen Verdon, Carmen De Lavallade, Barbra Streisand and and Violette Verdy He appeared in nightclubs with Kay Thompson in London and Paris and with the Jack Cole Dancers throughout the US. Appeared as guest artist with Roland Petit's BALLETS DE PARIS. Performed at the first SPOLETO FESTIVAL. Guest teacher of Master Classes at many Universities. Founding member and reconstructionists of the AMERICAN DANCEMACHINE.
Charisse M. Miller
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Lehi, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Charisse Miller. Graduate of Orem High School. Received BA from Brigham Young University (BYU) in English, and majored in Design with a Graphics emphasis for 2 years. Soprano, Alto and Tenor (able to site-read), 6 months professional vocal training, 2 years performing in the Utah Valley Choral Society, 6 years of the clarinet, 2 years of the baritone saxophone. Bit part as DeVerl's orthodontal headgear-wearing date in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Bit part actress or extra on the TV miniseries "Firestarter: Rekindled" (2002), the Disney TV movie "Luck of the Irish" (2001), the Vision Star film "Promise Me Forever" and the Salty Pictures film "The Dog House." TV guest appearances on "It's A Miracle" (PAX), "Cover Me" and "Touched by an Angel."
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Christopher Robin Miller. Had a small part as the jewelry store clerk the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Cast in a small role in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie (2003). Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (http://www.bookofmormonmovie.com/cast/christophermiller.html):
Christopher is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor. However, Christopher's is probably best known for his voice over work. Christopher has performed in over 500 radio and television commercials for such clients as AT&T, McDonalds, JC Penney and Dodge.
Christopher's film credits include: The RM, The Work and the Story, Our Boy's, What Manner of Man, They Killed Mike, Forgiveness and Your Baby.
Christopher's stage credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Pioneer Memorial Theatre), 1940's Radio Hour (Theatre 138), Jane Eyre (Murray Theatre), Skinny Lincolns Comedy Troupe (Trolley Square Live), Star Spangled Girl (Valley center Playhouse), The Odd Couple (Rose Wagner Theatre), Chez Comedez (The Wooden Dog) and My Fair Lady (The Grande Theatre).
Elisha M. Miller
Latter-day Saint. Wrote the short screenplay "Beachtown USA," which competed in the 2002 LDS Film Festival.
Jeff T. Miller
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Jeff Miller. As Director of Production for Vineyard Productions in Salt Lake City, he produces under the Vineyard banner as well as free-lance produces for Utah-based Feature Films for Families. Producer of the IMAX films "Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West" (2002), "The Witness" (1999), "Valencia, Spain: Passion for Life" (1995) and "Ozarks: Legacy & Legend" (1995). Producer of the independent feature film made in Utah "Same River Twice" (1996). Producer of direct-to-video films made in Utah by Feature Films For Families (FFFF): "The Penny Promise" (2001), "Return to the Secret Garden" (2000) and "Friendship's Field" (1995). "Friendship's Field" won the Liv Ullman Peace Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival's 1997. First assistant director on the FFFF films "In Your Wildest Dreams", "Seasons of the Heart", "The ButterCream Gang", "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993) and "Split Infinity." Production Manager on the Church-produced 70mm film "Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000). When not producing large format and feature films, Mr. Miller produces commercials for regional and national clients ranging from Lexus and Mitsubishi to projects for Bonneville Communications.
Born in Berwick, Pennsylvania in 1972. Has lived in the Salt Lake City area since she was 4 years old. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Jennifer S. Miller; Jennifer Trego. Majoring in film at the University of Utah. Interested in screenwriting and directing. Producer/director of the independent short films "To the Beat of Different Drummer" and "Twilight." Won Most Creative (Jury Award) from industry professionals in the Clickflick.tv film festival and was the featured Director in early 2001 for "To the Beat of a Different Drummer." Currently working on a short screenplay and shopping a feature length screenplay around for funding while working as an Assistant Location Manger on commercials and films. Location manager on Clay Essig's independent feature-length film "Fortune Cookie" (1999) and for the TV movie "Plainsong" (2003). Assistant location manager for the HBO movie "Shot in the Heart" (2001), the feature films "The Right Temptation" (2000), "Blue Ridge Fall" (1999), "Under Contract" (1999), the TV movies "A Secret Life" (2000), "The Huntress (2000), and "Anya's Bell" (1999), and the TV miniseries "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" (2000). Assistant location manager/location scout the network TV series "Cover Me" and "Everwood" (2002-2003). Location scout for "Bats" (1999). Production assistant for "Primary Suspect" (2000) and "The Crow: Salvation" (2000). Worked as a security officer on the set of Eric Hendershot's direct-to-video movie "A Kid Called Danger" (1999). Utah location assistant for the Hollywood movie "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" (2003). Has worked with closely with T. De Luca (also a native of Pennsylvania) on some films, with whom she plans to make movies of her own if they can raise enough money to do so.
Latter-day Saint. Born 21 October 1976, West Covina, California. Birth name: Jeremy James Miller. Attended the University of Southern California, but dropped out after only a year. Actor best known for playing "Benjamin 'Ben' Seaver", the brother of Kirk Cameron's character on the TV sitcom "Growing Pains (1985-1992). TV guest appearances include "Ghostwriter" and "Punky Brewster." Major supporting role in the movie "Emanon" (1988) and the TV movie "The Growing Pains Movie" (2000). Major supporting role providing the voice of Linus in the animated TV specials "Snoopy: The Musical" (1988) and "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!" (1985). Small roles in the film "The Willies" (1991) and the TV movies "Based on an Untrue Story" (1993) and "Deceptions" (1985).
Latter-day Saint. Famed professioal golfer. Now works as a popular golf commentator for NBC Sports. Cameo movie appearances in: "The Associate" (1996), "Tin Cup" (1996) and "Mr. Wrong" (1996). He asked that his name be removed from the credits of "Tin Cup" because he objected to the movie's excessive foul language.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Springville, Utah with his wife Juanita. Sometimes credited as: Kee L. Miller. Production designer and storyboard artist. Perhaps known best for his acclaimed production design work for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Brigham City" (2001) and "Jack Weyland's Charly (2002). Production designer for "Naturally Native" (1998). Worked in the art department on the PBS documentary "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999). Art director or assistant art director for "Look into the Night" and "Kasja's Adventures." Set decorator on the independent Latter-day Saint-themed film "Christmas Mission" (1999). Set designer/decorator for "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997). Set dresser for the TV movie "Crazy Horse" (1996). Swing gang for the movie "Unhook the Stars" (1996). Storyboard artist for the feature films "Truth or Consequences, NM" and "Indiana Jones IV."
Larry H. Miller
Latter-day Saint. Miller is best known as the owner of the NBA professional basketball team the Utah Jazz, as well as a major businessman and entrepeneur who owns automobile dealerships and movie theaters. His Jordan Commons theater has been the site of more premieres of LDS Cinema films than any other theater. Miller has also been a major financier of LDS Cinema. He was a major financial backer of Richard Dutcher's movie "Brigham City." At the time that "Brigham City" was announced in 2000, Miller and Dutcher jointly announced that Miller would provide much of the funding for a $10 million epic film biography of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church. Miller later pulled out of the project, leaving the film's future in limbo as Dutcher lacked sufficient funding to proceed. But in October 2003 Dutcher and Miller once again held a press conference in which Miller announced that he would provide much of the funding for Dutcher's next movie, "God's Army 2: States of Grace" and Dutcher's more expensive project "The Prophet." Miller is the sole financier of the $7.4 million "The Work and the Glory" feature film, which was announced in October 2003. Miller has long been a friend of Gerald N. Lund, the author of "The Work and the Glory" series of historical novels published by Deseret Book, and announced that he would serve as an executive producer for the movie adaptation. He had served as an unofficial consultant for the book series itself and had long envisioned it being adapted for the big screen. Miller had a cameo appearance as a car dealer in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." His restaurant, "The Mayan," was also used as the set for the fictional "Book of Mormon Burger" restaurant featured in "The R.M." Profile Page.
Lee L. Miller
Latter-day Saint. Based in central Utah. Set dresser/props. Credits include multiple short films/videos produced at LDS Motion Picture Studios, including the video "Mountain of the Lord" (1993). Other set dresser/prop credits include the feature films "Home of Our Own", "Species", "Crazy Horse."
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Producer of the short films "The Gift" (2001) and "Elise" (2001). Cinematographer of "Please" (2001).
Lives in Sandy, Utah with his wife and family. Ad agency writer/producer and creative director in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has also written for the advertising trade press and is an oft-published Cowboy Poet. Wrote an article about the IMAX film "The Witness" (directed by Kieth Miller and photographed by T.C. Christensen) for 70mm: The 70mm Newsletter, Issue 60, March 2000. Co-sreenwriter (along with the film's director, T.C. Christensen) of the low-budget direct-to-video family film "Bug Off!" (2001). Bio from cowboy poetry website (http://www.readthewest.com/cowboy45.html):
While growing up in Goshen, a small Utah town, Rod Miller worked with horses and cattle (not to mention pigs and the occasional sheep) under the tutelage of his dad, who spent most of his life as a working cowboy. Rod rode bareback broncs in high school rodeo, as a member of the Utah State University Rodeo Team, and as a PRCA weekend warrior, as well as working for a stock contractor.
A professional bull slinger for more than 20 years, he has worked as an award-winning copywriter for advertising agencies in Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.
Rod was afflicted with poesy in the Spring of 1997. Since then he has concentrated on his writing. His poems have been published in several magazines including American Cowboy, Range, Cowboy, American Western Magazine, and Western Horseman. His poetry also appears in the recently released book Cowboys Are Part Human: A Collection of Western Poems.
Rod is a member of Western Writers of America.
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Rowena J. Miller. Was the secretary for J. Reuben Clark, one of the Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Letters written by Miller are used as source material for the book Elder Statesman: A Biography of J. Reuben Clark (Signature Book). Was the lead actress in the film "Windows of Heaven" (1963), produced by the Church. "Windows of Heaven" focuses on President Lorenzo Snow and his efforts to emphasize the principle of tithing to the Church. According to IMDb, a woman with this name (presumably the same person) had a small role in the independent film "Wormwood" (2001), directed by Larry Foster.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Shauna Miller Schain. Wife of film producer Don Schain; the two filmmakers have worked together on at least 5 movies. Frequently works on films directed by Blair Treu and produced by Don Schain. Production/post production supervisor for David MacKay's "Breaking Free" (1995), Mitch Davis' "Windrunner" (1995), and Blair Treu's movies "Wish Upon a Star" (1996) and "The Paper Brigade" (1996), all produced by Don Schain at Leucadia Film Corporation. Also post-production supervisor for Treu's TV movie "Just Like Dad" (1996) and Treu's first theatrical release "Little Secrets" (2002), also produced by Schain. Also credited as "assistant to Mr. Schain" in "Windrunner" and "Breaking Free." Unit production manager and production coordinator for "Partners in Crime" (2000). Unit production manager for "The Cooler" (2002). Assistant production coordinator for "Stranger Than Fiction" (1999). Post-production supervisor for "Coyote Summer" (1996).
Lives in Utah. Office production assistant for Leucadia's "Just Like Dad" (1995) and "Coyote Summer" (1996). Assistant location manager for Leucadia's "The Paper Brigade" (1996).
Utah filmmaker. Made an untitled 30-second animated film that was shown at the "Works From Along the Wasatch Front" screening in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2002.
Assistant on-line editor for "Same River Twice" (1996). Video tape operator for the Feature Films For Families direct-to-video movie "The Seventh Brother" (1991).
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Diane Millet. Set decorator for the TV movies "Whose Daughter Is She?" (1995), "Harmful Intent" (1993), "The Man with Three Wives" (1993), "Double Jeopardy" (1992), and "The Price She Paid" (1992). Set dresser for the movies "Neon City" (1992) and "Halloween 5" (1989). Other set dresser/prop credits include the TV series "Extreme" and "Crossroads." Other art department credits include "Nothing Lasts Forever" and the TV series "Touched by an Angel."
Lucas Millhouse Millquas@gmail.com
Foundation for a Better Life Commercial----Extra
College Liquors commercial----Arguing Man
Gameworks commercial---- Gamer
Log Creek Homes commercial----Voice
Culinary Corner commercial----Patron
SUU Live----Improv Performer (season 1,2) Southern Utah University
Urinetown----Caldwell B. Cladwell----Eccles Theater WSU
Oklahoma----Curly McClain----Pink Garter Theater
Singing in the Rain----Roscoe Dexter----Pink Garter Theater
West Side Story----Big Deal----Allred Theater
*Picasso at the Lapin Agile----Schmendiman/Singer----Eccles Theater WSU
A Midsummer Nights Dream----Demetrius----Allred Theater
*Sweet Charity---- Oscar Lindquist----Weber State University
Macbeth----Macduff----Kennedy Center/ D.C.
USF Greenshow----Improv Performer/ Tart Seller----Tony Award Winning USF
Macbeth----Macbeth----Southern Utah University
*The White Light of Terrence----Terrence Rhode----Nightfall Prod./ SUU
The Picture of Dorian Gray----Dorian Gray----Randall L Jones Theater
Guys and Dolls----Benny Southstreet----Southern Utah University
WASP----Father----SUU Black Box
The Diary of Adam & Eve----Adam----Southern Utah University
Barefoot in the Park----Telephone Man----Southern Utah University
Three days in Sept. (Music Review)----Soloist, Chorus Memeber----Southern Utah University
Weed----Carson Powell, Wiley Dagget----The Egyptian Theater
Man of La Mancha----Anselmo, Knight of the Mirrors----Randall L Jones Theater
Waiting for Godot----Estragon----SUU Black Box
If Men Played cards as Women do----John----Southern Utah University
Reverse Transcription----Biff----Southern Utah University
How to Succeed in Business w/out really...----Pirate, Mail Room Boy----Southern Utah University
You Cant Take it With You----Boris Kolenkoph----Fruita Monument Theater
The Winters Tale----King Polixines----Fruita Monument Theater
Lend Me a Tenor----Tito Merelli----Fruita Monument Theater
Anything Goes----Sir Evelyn Oakleigh----Fruita Monument
BA in Acting/Directing @ WSU, Graduation Fall 2008
Acting/Directing- Dr. Charles Metten, Jim Christian, Richard Bugg, Tracy Callahan
Vocal- Baritone Dr Bart Shanklin, Dr. LeGrand Anderson
Voice- Richard Bugg, Brent T. Barnes
Dance- Gwen Grimes, Kay Anderson, Edward Truitt, Jim Christian
Improv- SUU Improv Sports performer 4 years, Improv Coach
5 Irene Ryan nominations, 3 denoted *
N.A.T.S. of Las Vegas Musical Theater 2nd place 2001 & 2002
**I can Juggle**
Gail N. Milliken
Lives in Salt Lake City. Also known as: Gail Milliken. Make-up artist for Selina's Fashion Showcase. Producer of Public Access TV.
Latter-day Saint. Birth name: Abdullah R. Mills. African-American. First appeared on the small screen as a co-host of the Latter-day Saint-produced TV series "Center Street" (1996-1998, KBYU/PBS), working with fellow hosts Ivey Lloyd, Mike Waldvogel and Tracey Wilson. Had a minor role in the TV movie "Murder at 75 Birch" (1999). Had a small role as the dance assistant in the lead character's dance class in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Justin Smith, Bret Bryce, Dave Kimball and Abe Mills now form the Deseret Book-owned "guy group" known as Jericho Road, which released its self-titled debut album in 2001, and released True North in 2002. The band is featured on the documentary DVD "Backstage Pass" (2002), which features their first two music videos, "Inside Me" (2001) and "Finding My Way Back To You" (2002), both directed by Tyler Measom.
Lives in Utah. Electrician for Scott Featherstone's independent feature film "Same River Twice" (1996) and for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Christmas Mission" (1998). Gaffer for the short film "Water with Food Coloring" (2001).
Latter-day Saint. Producer/writer/director of the short film "He Took My Licking" (2001), based on a popular Christian allegorical story about a teacher who comes to teach unruly students in a one-room schoolhouse. The video is sold in Latter-day Saint Christian bookstores. Producer/writer/director of the historical documentary "Bear River Massacre."
Lives in Provo, Utah. Producer/director with her production company "Cheeky Productions." Producer/director of commercials and infomercials, incl. Add-Onz, Durastill and Body Tone. Producer/director of "The Internet," a how-to video. Also works as a casting director. Did casting work for "Asphalt Alan," "Halloween VI", "The Little Princess" and the TV series "Rescue 911."
Steven F. Milner
Utah-based freelance cinematographer. Company: Bighorn Productions in Salt Lake City, Utah. HL-V55 Ikegami Beta SP, Complete lighting/audio packages w/wirelesses, shotgun, stereo mixer. 18 years experience = network news, corporate documentaries, foriegn TV media, entertainment magazines, network sports, PBS, commercials, infomercials, Survivors of the Shoah Foundation.
Lives in St. George, Utah. Also known as: L. Brent Miner. Bio from company website (http://www.mbbroadcasting.com/about_us/index.cfm):
L. Brent Miner, co-founder and Senior Vice President of MB Media Group has been active in the TV and Radio broadcasting industry for over 30 years.
Brent has served in nearly every capacity of broadcasting. He has worked on-air as a radio announcer and radio news anchor as well as in key management, sales and engineering positions. His background includes an ownership position in several stations. Miner has grown up in the radio industry. His family built and operated TV and Radio stations throughout the West and Northwest. He currently appears on several TV Broadcasts and new product shows. Miner is an anchor of daily news broadcasts on the local FOX and ABC stations. He has voiced thousands of radio and television productions.
He has served as President of the Utah Broadcasters Association and as a member of the UBA Board. Miner's established relationships in the industry are a valued asset to MB Media Group. In addition, Brent has taught Communications & Broadcasting at college and high school levels and is involved in community service and public service activities.
Lives in Utah. Production secretary for the feature films "The Core" (2002) and "The Cooler" (2002). Assistant production office coordinator for the TV movie "Firestarter 2: Rekindled" (2002). Set production assistant for the Disney TV movie "The Poof Point" (2001). Production assistant for "Nobody's Baby" (2001), "The Way of the Gun" (2000), "Bats" (1999) and the TV series "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" (2000-2001).
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Camera operator who has many credits as camera operator, steadicam operator, jib operator, assistant camera, or first assistant camera on films made in Utah, including the short films "Water with Food Coloring" (2001) and "Alyson's Closet" (1998), the TV movies "Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!" (1998), "Raven Hawk" (1996), and "Just Like Dad" (1996), and the films "The Rage" (1997), "Coyote Summer" (1996), "Same River Twice" (1996), and "Invasion of Privacy" (1996).
Sound mixer for Jared Hess' award-winning short BYU student film "Peluca" (2002), which competed at the Slamdance Film Festival in January 2003. Sound designer for other BYU student films, including "Happy Go Lucky" (2000), Jared Hess' "Cardboard Only" (2000), "Jip" (2001), "Leroy Pratt: Crossings" (2002) and "Sublimating Arthur" (2001). Provided post production assitance for "Elise" (2001).
Latter-day Saint. Director of a number of historically-oriented videos about Church history. Director of "J. Golden" (2000), a video about the apostle J. Golden Kimball. Producer and director of the documentary "Last Miracle for Lavell" (2003), about popular BYU football coach Lavell Edwards. Producer and director of the "Legacy West" PBS TV series (1997) about the Latter-day Saint pioneers, available on video. Director of the "Church History Video Tour" videos: "The Golden Plates Era", "Martyrdom", "Kirtland Era", "Missouri Era" and "Trek West." Bio from http://cougarfan.com/teams/football/news/2002/09-17-lavell-video.html:
Kevin Mitchell played as a BYU walk-on kicker 1979-1983. After graduation Kevin and his wife, Terrie Kjar Mitchell acquired a broadcast camera for shooting local news events. Terrie worked in the KSL Utah County Bureau and Kevin became a freelance stringer for KTVX and other network and cable channels. They formed Mitchell Productions and later developed corporate clients, which took them through out the world creating productions in several languages.
In 1997, Mitchell Productions produced 13 half-hour programs directly from the Mormon Trail airing on the Odyssey Channel. Each program was shot and edited on location traveling along side the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Mormon Trail where some 11, 000 re-traced the steps their ancestors walked. From a motor home, a moving studio was created changing dusty locations daily along 1000 miles of remote western landscape of three states.
In 2000, Mitchell Productions was given exclusive access to record the final season of the 6th winningest coach of NCAA College Football, BYU Head Coach LaVell Edwards. Kevin Mitchell was co-producer of the 90 minute KBYU documentary, LaVell Edwards, The Spirit of Cougar Football.
In 2001, Mitchell Productions received exclusive access to document Gary Crowton's inaugural season replacing LaVell Edwards after 29 years as the head coach. Mitchell Productions also produced a weekly team highlight video as the Cougars went on to win 12 of 14 games.
Kevin and Terrie live in Orem, Utah and are the parents of eight, five girls and three boys.
Richard A. Mitchell
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Richard Mitchell; Rich Mitchell; Rick Mitchell. Best boy grip for the Feature Films For Families (FFFF) video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993). Key grip for the FFFF video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992), Eric Hendershot's "Clubhouse Detectives" and the Church-produced film "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989). Grip for: Blast (2000); The Right Temptation (2000); The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999); Same River Twice (1996); The Last Innocent Man (1987); Cujo (1983). Electrician for "Plain Clothes" (1988). Bit part as a TV meteorologist in the feature film "Twister" (1996), produced by Jerry Molen.
Latter-day Saint. Born 2 January 1968, Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth name: William Scott Mitchell. Professional football player with the NFL. Currently (2001) the backup quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals. Holds Detroit Lions single season record for passing yardage. Cameo appearance as a Miami Dolphin in the movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994). Has perhaps appeared in other movies, but the database entry in IMDb appears to have combined Scott Mitchell's credits with those of another actor.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Art director. Camera assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Shadow of Light" (2002). Set production assistant for the movie "The Crow: Salvation" (2000).
Utah-based character actor. Has appeared in more than 30 feature films and TV movies, most filmed in Utah. Although most of his roles have been small, he had a supporting role (6th-billed) in the TV movie "Double Teamed" (2002). He has played a doctor in at least 8 films and TV guest appearances. He has also played a variety of Asian characters. Appearances in feature films include: Little Secrets (2002); Dumb Luck (2001); The Crow: Salvation (2000); The Runner (1999); Meet the Deedles (1998); Con Air (1997); Rising Sun (1993); The Karate Kid, Part II (1986). He appeared in the Feature Films For Families video "Behind the Waterfall" (1995). Roles in TV movies/miniseries include: Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002); I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001); Absence of the Good (1999); Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997); Whose Daughter Is She? (1995). TV guest appearances include: Touched by an Angel; The Simpsons; Reasonable Doubts; True Colors; The Tracey Ullman Show; Pee-wee's Playhouse.
Latter-day Saint (non-churchgoer as an adult). Born 22 March 1959, Loma Linda, California. Sometimes credited as: Matthew Avery Modine. Actor. Has received 3 Golden Globe nominations, including 1 win. Has received 2 awards at the Venice Film Festival. 1 nomination each for a Golden Satellite Award and an Independent Spirit Award. Emmy nomination for "And the Band Played On" (1993). The movies he has had a lead or major supporting role in (poster-billed roles) have grossed more than $183 million at the box office just in the U.S. IMDb bios (http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Modine,+Matthew):
Youngest of 7 children born to Mark and Dolores Modine. He was raised in a tight-knit Mormon family, which was forced to move every couple of years because his father worked as a drive-in movie operator. All of the children worked in the drive-ins. After seeing a documentary about the film Oliver!, Modine decided he wanted to become an actor. After high school, he dropped out of BYU and worked several odd jobs before moving to New York in 1979. He landed a job as a chef at Au Natural in Manhattan, where he met his wife, Cari. They married a year later, and Matthew began landing roles in film, and later theatre and TV. He and his family live at Arbolay, a 100-acre farm in Upstate Millbrook, NY.
Goodlooking, mild-mannered "boy next door" type whose varied performances have transcended his youthful appearance and generally placid screen persona. Raised in Utah, Modine spent his teenage years in San Diego, and paid the rent in his early adult years by digging ditches, grinding valves, and working on cars. Studying acting with Stella Adler later paid off, when the tall, boyish actor landed his first role in John Sayles'Baby, It's You (1983), playing a high-school kid. Costarring parts in Private School Robert Altman's Streamers (both 1983) and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) followed, but it took a brilliant starring performance in Birdy (1984), as a traumatized Vietnam vet who thinks he's a bird, to make critics and audiences sit up and take notice. He starred in the youth-oriented Vision Quest (1985), then took the lead in Stanley Kubrick's challenging Full Metal Jacket (1987) and the actors' showcase Orphans (1987). His winning turn as an FBI agent in Married to the Mob (1988), with Michelle Pfeiffer, showed that Modine could handle lighter material, as well. Since then he's starred in Gross Anatomy (1989), Memphis Belle, Pacific Heights (both 1990), Wind (1992), Equinox Robert Altman's Short Cuts (as a sexually distant doctor), the made-for-TV And the Band Played On (all 1993), The Browning Version (1994), Bye Bye, Love, Fluke and Cutthroat Island (all 1995).
Set medic for the Leucadia direct-to-video films "Coyote Summer" (1996), "The Paper Brigade" (1996), "Wish Upon a Star" (1996) and "Just Like Dad" (1995).
Gerald R. Molen
Latter-day Saint. Born 6 January 1935, Great Falls, Montana. Sometimes credited as: Jerry Molen. Molen is easily the most successful Latter-day Saint movie producer in history. The movies he has produced have grossed over $1.7 billion at the box office just in North America (far more worldwide). As one of famed director Steven Spielberg's primary collaborators, Molen has had a key role in producing some of the most influential and successful movies of all time. He received the Best Picture Academy Award for "Schindler's List" (1993). Molen is well-known to Latter-day Saint movie fans as the producer of Mitch Davis' "The Other Side of Heaven" (2001), the top-grossing film in the "LDS cinema" niche. The other movies Molen produced (or executive produced) are: Lost World: The Jurassic Park (1997); Jurassic Park (1993); Rain Man (1988); Twister (1996); Casper (1995); The Flintstones (1994); The Little Rascals (1994); Little Giants (1994); A Far Off Place (1993); Hook (1991); Days of Thunder (1990); Bright Lights, Big City (1988); View from the Swing (2000); The Trigger Effect (1996). Molen was the unit production manager for: Hook (1991); Days of Thunder (1990); Bright Lights, Big City (1988); *batteries not included (1987); The Color Purple (1985); A Soldier's Story (1984); Let's Spend the Night Together (1982); Tootsie (1982); The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). Molen has also acted onscreen, most notably as Dr. Bruner, the 4th-billed role in "Rain Man" (1988), the movie he co-produced that won the Best Picture Academy Award. Molen had smaller roles as "Dr. Wilhaire" in "Days of Thunder" (1990), as "Dr. Gerry Harding" in "Jurassic Park" (1993), as a magistrate in "Amistad" (1997), as an FBI agent in "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), and as the mission president who welcomes Elder Groberg to Tonga in "The Other Side of Heaven" (2001). In addition to the Academy Award, Molen received the BAFTA Award (British Academy Award) for "Schindler's List", shared Directors Guild of America awards for "Rain Man" and "The Color Purple", a Golden Satellite nomination for "Jurassic Park", and the Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild for "Schindler's List." Profile Page. Unofficial website: http://daviszone.com/jp/
Head of production at Metropolis Integrated Media, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bio from website, http://www.metropolispost.com:
Director of sales and marketing. Susan directs sales and client services at Metropolis. Her own experience as a film and video producer and 17 years experience in the communications industry makes her a valuable asset to producers and clients coordinating a production through Metropolis.
Technical director for the 1989 video version of the popular Latter-day Saint-themed musical "Saturday's Warrior." Film editor for the award-winning short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), about Latter-day Saint pioneers. Producer of the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997), which was written by Elizabeth Hansen and directed by Richard Dutcher.
Lives in St. George, Utah. Works for Dayton Studios. Producer of "Where the Red Fern Grows" (2000), "The Last Resort" (1997) and "Second Chance" (1996), all directed by Lyman Dayton.
Actress. Bio from The Actor's Lounge (http://www.4leaffilms.com/students.htm): "Nicole has a tremendous natural ability for acting. She hones her skills at The Actor's Lounge and has a love for independent film."
Latter-day Saint. Native of Boise, Idaho. Star of the independent film "Dreaming of You," directed by his brother J. Scott Montgomery. Small role in the TV movie "The Darkling" (2000). Brad played Lancelot in the Hale Center Theater's production of Camelot, 2001. Brad starred in the title role in The Scarlet Pimpernel, at the Scera Theatre in Orem, Utah in 2001. Website: http://www.brad-montgomery.com Bio from Players Anonymous (http://www.playersanonymous.org/main/Puzzleanswer2.html):
Brad is a native of Boise making his HCT debut. Other theatrical roles include Anthony in "Sweeny Todd" at the Castle Theater, Joseph in the Boise debut of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In 1997 he toured Great Britain with the Ricks College Showtime Company. His film and television credits include "Unsolved Mysteries" and far too many low budget commercials (including the infamous hot tub scene for RiverRun). Following "Camelot," Brad begins to work on two feature films and a vocal CD through Maxum Records. Special thanks to Linda and Vickie at TMG, his friends, and all the Gummies. He's currently single and very available.
J. Scott Montgomery
Latter-day Saint. Hometown: Boise, Idaho. Lives in Orem, Utah. Birth name: Joseph Scott Montgomery. Brother of actor Brad Montgomery. Directed the short film "P.O.W Lt. Corbin" and worked as casting director for the film "Breaking the Chain." Bio from Playes Anonymous (http://www.playersanonymous.org/main/Puzzleanswer3.html): "Co-director of SCERA Youth Theatre and Acting Up! for kids, Scott also performs in various roles... last seen as Tobias in 'Sweeney Todd', and The Barber in 'Man of La Mancha'" Produced and directed Evita at the Scera Theatre in Orrem, Utah (2002). Bio from Musical Theatre Workshop staff description (http://www.playersanonymous.org/main/auditions.html):
Performer, Director, Producer and Educator, Scott has worked on many theatrical and film projects and is currently directing and producing "Dreaming of You", an independent film for the Sundance Film Festival. Scott collaborated on the creation of the new musical Heidi and co-directed the stage premiere. Other directorial credits include Once On This Island, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the touring production of Schoolhouse Rock, Live! Scott also co-founded, produces, and directs the touring company Acting Up! Theatre for Youth. Scott was recently seen at the SCERA in the role of Chauvelin in the Regional Premiere of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Other performing credits include: Tobias in Sweeney Todd, Cornelius in Hello, Dolly!, Val in Babes in Arms and Jud in Oklahoma. Scott has worked on various vocal recordings as both vocal producer and vocalist including the original cast recording of Heidi. Scott teaches private voice and is currently studying Political Science and Theatre Studies at Brigham Young University.
Suzanne Sawyer Montgomery
Professional skier. Minor roles in a number of ski documentaries: Fifty (1999); Snowriders II (1997); Black Diamond Rush; Vertical Reality; Endless Winter; Snow Riders.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Property master for the TV movie "Stray Dog" (1999). Property assistant for: Nobody's Baby (2001); A Crime of Passion (1999); The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999); Coyote Summer (1996). On-set dresser for: Partners in Crime (2000); No More Baths (1998); Face of Evil (1996). Art department buyer for the TV series "The Visitor" (1997).
Greg T. Moon
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Greg Moon. Utah-based make-up artist whose credits (mostly as key makeup artist) include: The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000); Just a Dream (2001); Nobody's Baby (2001); Drive Me Crazy (1999); Virtual Obsession (1998); Money Plays (1997); The Arrival (1996); Money for Nothing (1993); The Man with Three Wives (1993); The ButterCream Gang (1992); Secret of Treasure Mountain (1993); American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story (1991). Key Makeup artist for Blair Treu's nationally released feature film "Little Secrets" (2002) and the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Other credits include "Anasazi Moon", "Next To You", "Con Air."
Utah-based actor. Supporting role in an episode of "Touched by an Angel." Has appeared in commercials for Uinta Golf, KUTV Check Your Heath Campaign, Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Interact Commerce Corp. Lead roles in industrial films for KUED, Back Yard Productions, and Bonneville Productions. Has had lead or supporting roles at the Utah Opera Company, Desert Star Playhouse, Salt Lake Repertory, Brighton High School and On Stage Productions in Giammi Schicci; Miracle on 42nd Street; A Midsummer Night's Dream; A Funny Thing Happened.... Voiceover work for commercials for ZCMI and Kennecott.
Composer for Rocco DeVilliers' independent feature film "Pure Race" (1995). Orchestrator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Marshall D. Moore
Lives in Sandy, Utah with his wife Sheri. Sometimes credited as: Marshall Moore. Location manager Salt Lake City-based Leucadia Film Corporation's films "Coyote Summer" (1996); "The Paper Brigade" (1996); "Wish Upon a Star" (1996); "Breaking Free" (1995); "Just Like Dad" (1996). Location manager for many other feature films, videos and TV movies made in Utah, including: A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare (1994); The Stand (1994); Twenty Bucks (1993); Of Mice and Men (1992); Adventures in Dinosaur City (1992); Defenseless (1990); Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders (1989); Slow Burn (1986). Location manager for the TV series "Touched by an Angel" since its third season, supervising a crew of about seven people.
Producer of the short film "4:53" (2001), directed by Martin Patch, starring actress Tayva Patch.
Latter-day Saint. Born 7 January 1929, Los Angeles, California. Birth name: Helen Koford. Sometimes credited as: Jan Ford; Judy Ford; Helen Koford. Received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for "Come Back, Little Sheba" (1952). Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her autobiography The Beauty and the Billionaire describes her life as a devout Latter-day Saint actress romanced by (and eventually married to) billionaire Howard Hughes. At one time she was one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood, and was chosen by a poll of U.S. servicemen as the actress they most wanted to accompany the USO tour. She starred in over 30 movies. One of her best known roles was as the star of "Mighty Joe Young" (1949), a breakthrough in stopmotion special effects. "Mighty Joe Young" was later remade as a 1998 Disney movie, in which Moore has a cameo appearance. She also received top billing in: City of Fear (1965); Portrait of Alison (1955); Shack Out on 101 (1955). Other major roles include: Peyton Place (1957); Bernardine (1957); Shack Out on 101 (1955); Daddy Long Legs (1955); Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953); King of the Khyber Rifles (1953); The Great Rupert (1950); The Return of October (1948). Had a regular role as "Connie Garrett" on the TV series "Empire" (1962-1964). 3rd woman in the world to be authorized as a jet plane pilot. Co-producer, writer and star of the feature film "Beverly Hills Brats" (1989).
Lives in Moab, Utah with his wife Marcee. Animal trainer. He has worked on numerous films, including: Back To The Future III; Swiss Family Robinson; Anaconda; Cry In The Wild; Runaway Train; Jungle Book: Mogli's Story. Has appeared on the "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson."
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with 9 other filmmakers, made the short (19 min., 45 sec.) film "The Farm," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is the story of a group of children sent to a camp to learn to conform to society.
Clara Susan Morey II
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based actress. Small role as a "Bohemian Woman" in the feature film "Little Secrets" (2002), directed by Blair Treu. Small role in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Major role as the grandmother in Tucker Dansie's short film "Two Dimes & A Nickel, filmed during the summer of 2002, titled "Quarters & Rocks" during filming. Recently cast in Mark Potter's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Suddenly Unexpected," which has a planned 2003 release date. Has appeared in numerous plays and musicals at the Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley, Utah, including: The Mousetrap; Bundle of Trouble; Guys and Dolls; A Christmas Carol; Prelude of Love; Music Man. Teaches piano lessons.
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Writer/producer/director of the short student films "But a Small Moment" and "Forgotten Concerto," both of which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival. "But a Small Moment" is a non-linear abstract of Joseph Smith's attempted escape across the Mississippi with Hyrum. Has written five unproduced feature-length screenplays: "The Distance" (a coming of age drama), "In the Spring" (a Latter-day Saint-themed drama), "Bobby's Sacrifice" (a family drama), "Long Lost Alibi" (an action/adventure drama), and "For Good and Evil" (an historical action drama).
Latter-day Saint. Lead actress in Richard Dutcher's critically acclaimed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). She played "Peg," the fiesty secretary at the police station who helps out the sheriff (Dutcher) in the murder investigation. Had the title role as the widow in Alisa Anglesey's short film "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath" (1997), produced at LDS Motion Picture Studios. This film is available on video at Latter-day Saint bookstores. Segments have been played during General Conference Broadcasts. Lead actress in the award-winning short film "The Butterchurn" (1995).
Latter-day Saint. Screenwriter of "Second to Die", an independent feature-length film. Screenwriter of the short film "That Special Magic" (in post-production) and "Shortline" (not yet produced). Playwright of Nevada Belle (a musical written to be performed on an actual moving train), The Trial of Goldilocks and Thunder in the Valley. Website: http://www.nevadabelle.com/
Latter-day Saint. Ballet dancer and choreographer. Currently the artistic director of the Cincinnati Ballet. Bio from Performing Arts Video (http://www.pav.org/victoria.htm):
Was a soloist in Michael Smuin's production of "The Tempest" for PBS. Performed the third movement lead for KQED's production of Robert Gladstein's "Symphony in Three Movements". Was a featured choreographer and dancer in the documentary "The Creation of O.M.O." Was the featured lead in Robert Sund's "Women Song", a dance film for KQED.
I realize, only in retrospect, that I had a wonderful performing career as a Principal dancer with Ballet West (1969-1978) and the San Francisco Ballet (1978-1987). In those years I always wanted more, yet I was privileged to have performed lead roles in the Classics; Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, etc., and in Balanchine Ballets; Chaconne, Serenade, Symphony in C, and many others. In the contemporary repertoire, I worked with William Forsythe, James Kudelka, and Jiri Kilian to name a few. Since my retirement in 1987, I have slowly and hesitantly opened my heart to Opera and musical theater. Life does not have the same youthful rush that it did in those performing years but I am more consistent and challenged in different ways. I have choreographed operas for the San Francisco Opera, Boston Lyric, Geneva Opera, Glimmerglass and others, as well as ballets for San Francisco Ballet Pennsylvania Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and others. My life has been a series of dances; some created on me and some I have created. This latest technical dance with the Ballet CD-ROM has been one of the most challenging and educational. I am in awe as I attempt to comprehend how over 700 steps demonstrated by video, photos and text, accompanied by over 700 audio ballet terms, in conjunction with a brief ballet history and a series of interviews can reside within one thin circular disk barely 42 in diameter. So much has happened while I was busy doing those plies and tendus. It has been thrilling for me to be a part of bringing the world of dance and computer technology together. What better educational tool for a movement-oriented art form could there be? Now that we have one well-arched foot in the door, I hope to continue the union. We all know there is a long way to go
PREVIOUS POSITION: 1988-1997 I was the Resident Choreographer, Ballet Mistress and Movement Assistant for the San Francisco Opera. Responsibilities include choreographing dance sequences for the Opera as well as hiring, teaching, and coaching the dancers. I assist with the creation and execution of various aspects of movement on stage, coaching the chorus as well as the principal singers.
Also extensive choreography experience.
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: Was a Principal Dancer for both San Francisco Ballet (1978-1987). Principal roles in the Balanchine repertoire include Chaconne, Western Symphony, Stars and Stripes, Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Prodigal Son, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet and many more. Contemporary choreographers who I have worked with include Billy Forsythe, James Kudelka, Jiri Kylian, Elisa Monte, Bruce Marks, Val Caniparoli, John McFall. I also created many many roles with Michael Smuin and Lew and William Christensen.
TRAINING: Early formal training with William Christensen, Toni Lander, Bruce Marks. In New York, studied with David Howard, Maggie Black, and Marjorie Mussman. While with the San Francisco Ballet, studied with Erik Bruhn, Tatiana Grentzeva, Evan Kramar, Terry Westmoreland, and Helgi Tomasson.
EDUCATION: M.F.A. from the University of Utah, Magna Cum Laude
SPECIAL AWARDS: Carlisle Residency Program, Carlisle Workshop Program, three time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowship, twice, a Djerassi Foundation Recipient, elected as the Young Alumni Par Excellence, from the University of Utah.
Latter-day Saint. Student at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where he had major roles in in the BYU-H student feature films "After Twilight, Before Dawn" (2001) and "A Dangerous Game" (2002).
Born 20 June 1876 in Utah. Died 25 August 1945, Hollywood, California. Birth name: Oliver Mitchell. Father of movie producer Walter Morosco. Famed impressario. Writer of plays which were adapted to movies: "So Long Letty" (1929); "So Long Letty" (1920); "Pretty Mrs. Smith" (1915). Writer of scenario for the movie "The Wild Olive" (1915). Producer of "The Highway of Hope" (1917) and "His Sweetheart" (1917). Executive producer of "Captain Courtesy (1915). Presenter of: Slippy McGee (1923); The Half Breed (1922); His Sweetheart (1917); The Making of Maddalena (1916); Madame la Presidente (1916).
Lives in Moab, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Barbara A. Morra. Production assistant or driver for: "Nightmare at Noon" (Omega Prod.), "Hot" (A Very Hot Production). Also works as a set tutor.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Valencia, California. Director of the 7-minute documentary "Every 15 Minutes" (2002), which competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. "Every 15 Minutes" was selected for inclusion in the Festival's touring "Best of 2002" program. The film is about a program entitled "Every 15 Minutes," which simulated a student dying every 15 minutes from an alcohol-related accident. He made the film while a student at Valencia High School. Morris received the Best Editing award for the film at the 36th Annual California Student Media & Multimedia Festival. He also produced and directed the short film "9-11 Never Forgotten" (2002).
Born circa 1968. Utah-based actor. Small role as an Amtrak Attendant in the movie "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers" (1995).
See: Camile Schroeder.
Jennie Latham Morris
See: Jennie Latham
Born 21 April 1954 in Bountiful, Utah. Raised in Alaska. Has lived in Los Angeles since 1982. Works frequently in Salt Lake City. Sometimes credited as: James Reagh Morrison. One of six children. Actor perhaps best known from his intense role as "Col. McQueen" on the TV series "Space: Above and Beyond" (1995). Numerous network television guest roles, mostly on primetime action and drama series. Wrote and directed the award-winning short films "Parking" (1996), produced by his wife, actress/director Riad Galayini. Co-wrote and executive produced Galayini's award-winning short film "Nude Descending" (1997). Published a volume of his poetry, Fog Slow and Clear. Profile Page
Lives in Park City, Utah. Script supervisor for the big budget 70mm film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Script supervisor of some films made in Utah, including the TV movies "Double Teamed" (2002), "Money Plays" (1997) and "In the Blink of an Eye" (1996), and Scott Featherstone's independent feature film "Same River Twice" (1996). Most of her more than 20 film credits are for films made outside of Utah. Other credits as script supervisor include: American Tragedy (2000); Stolen from the Heart (2000); Tempting Fate (1998); Mother Knows Best (1997); The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996); Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995); Down, Out & Dangerous (1995); Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (1995); Dream a Little Dream 2 (1994); Till the End of the Night (1994); Lady In Waiting (1994); A Friend to Die For (1994); Threesome (1994); Ed and His Dead Mother (1993); Inside Edge (1993); Bed of Lies (1992).
Latter-day Saint. Producer of the film "Bench At The Edge" (2000).
Robert O. Morton
Lives in Utah County. On-line editor for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002). On-line editor and technical director for the KBYU documentary "The Call of Story" (2002), executive produced by Sterling Van Wagenen.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Sandy, Utah. Was one of the stars of the direct-to-video film "Daniil Kharms' The Old Woman" (1999), directed by Duane Andersen. Smaller role in Andersen's short film "Shooting People" (2001).
Film editor of Joseph Osborn's low-budget, Utah-made feature film "No Dogs Allowed" (2002). Also has a bit part as a young wife in the movie.
John E. Moyer
Latter-day Saint. Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also credited as: John Moyer. Comedian. Screenwriter of the popular Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "The Singles Ward" (2002), which is semi-autobiographical, "The R.M." (2003) and "The Home Teachers" (2004). Had a brief cameo appearance in "The R.M." Has written a screenplay tentatively titled "The Western-Relocation Program," a fish-out-of-water tale about a criminal from the world of the Italian-American mafia who is relocated as part of the federal Witness Protection Program into a Latter-day Saint community in Utah. The script draws on Moyer's background, growing up in a predominantly Italian neighborhood just outside of Philadelphia, and later living in predominantly Latter-day Saint communities in Utah. This project is scheduled to be filmed in Spring 2004. Website: JohnMoyer.net. Bio from AND ACTION! Actors' Studio (http://www.actionacting.com/john_moyer.htm):
John Moyer graduated from Brigham Young University's department of theater and film in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. A week after graduation John was performing stand up comedy at The Seattle Improv kicking off his career as a professional stand-up comedian. In the last eight years John has been seen at clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
In 2000 director Kurt Hale of Halestorm Entertainment approach him about producing a script John wrote called "The Singles Ward." Assisting casting director Michelle Wright, John help cast the film which propelled itself to cult status among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The experience of working on the other side of the audition table prompted John along with Michelle Wright to form AND, ACTION! Actors Studio [in 2002] to give local talent the opportunity to develop their skills in acting, auditioning, and other areas of performance technique.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah. Cinematographer and Steadicam operator. Cinematographer/dirctor of photography for the last 6 episodes of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" (1999), the Church-produced TV series "Center Street" and for many LDS Motion Picture Studio productions, including: More Precious Than Gold: The Contributions of the Mormon Battalion (1998); The Plan of Happiness (Missionary Open House 1998); Naaman & Elisha; School of the Elders; Heavenly Things (Christ & Nicodemus); Zion in the Wilderness; Teacher Improvement Package. Steadicam operator on many films and TV series, including: Everwood (2002, TV series pilot); Getting There (2002); Firestarter 2: Rekindled; Double Teamed; Just a Dream; Jack Weyland's Charly (2002); Little Secrets (2002); Poolhall Junkies; .com for Murder; See You In My Dreams; The Huntress; "Cover Me" TV series; Stray Dog; Christmas Mission; Only Once; Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare; In the Shadow of Evil; "Touched by an Angel"; First Vision (2002); plus over 30 productions for LDS Motion Picture Studio. Steadicam credits for KBYU include the documentary "The Call of Story" (2002). Credited with production and post-production (along with D. Scott Elder) for the 1983 videotape version of the Latter-day Saint-themed stage play "The Best Two Years of My Life." Director of photography for the "Docudrama of the Restoration" video series, which includes 12 videos about Latter-day Saint history, including "The Trek West", "The Mormon Battalion", "Kirtland: The Spirit of God", "The Handcart Pioneers", "Nauvoo: The City of Joseph", etc. Has worked frequently with director Blair Treu. Videographer (D.P.), along with Jeff Lambright, for the video "The Children's Video Songbook, Vol. 1: My Heavenly Father's World" (1990), sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Bio from performer notes for Plan-B Theatre Company's A Perfect Ganesh (http://www.planbtheatrecompany.org/biosgan.html):
Paul Mulder is a graduate of the Actor's Training Program at the University of Utah with subsequent training at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, the British American Drama Academy in Oxford and Shakespeare & Company in Lennox, MA. He has appeared in Dr. Dietrich's Process (off Broadway), Twelfth Night (off-off Broadway on Theatre Row), Sins of the Father (Walnut Street Theatre), Dancing at Lughnasa (Marymount) and The Second Shepherd's Play (Delaware Theatre Company). Paul has been a member of Circle Rep Lab in New York since 1988. Television and film credits include the upcoming feature film Jumping for Joy, All My Children, Walker, Texas Ranger and the role of Casey in James Dean, Casey & Me, which received the Mobil Arts Award. Recent theatre credits include W;t (The Emily Company), King Lear (PTC) and Gross Indecency:The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (SLAC). Paul and his wife Darlene Casanova have brought "Music Together" to Salt Lake City - a licensed program providing the highest quality music and movement experience in an informal, family-like atmosphere for children (birth to age five) and their parents or caregivers. Member of Actors' Equity Association.
Utah-based actress. Played small supporting roles as a school teacher or dean in the TV movies "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (2001) and "Face of Evil" (1996). Major supporting role in Bill Shira's feature-length film "Where Rivers Meet" (2003). Bio from performer notes for Plan-B Theatre Company's A Perfect Ganesh (http://www.planbtheatrecompany.org/biosgan.html):
Joan Mullaney has worked with each member of the cast and its director in other plays and other spaces. This trip to India has, in a sense, happened before. Destiny happens. She appeared opposite Tony Larimer in The Ride Down Mount Morgan (SLAC); in the company of W;t (The Emily Company) with both Tony Larimer and Paul Mulder (Ganesha); was directed by Kirt Bateman (Man) in the 4th Annual Egyptian Shorts (Egyptian Theatre Company); and was directed by Marilyn Holt (Margaret) in Whose Life Is It Anyway? and Our Country's Good (Babcock Theatre). Joan just finished shooting Dung Luck by Craig Clyde and has several radio and television spots running. Look for the anti-smoking commercial - it's a real testimonial against the habit she kicked with the help of family and jogging. Joan's next project is a one-woman show based on Juliette Gordon Low, which she is writing and producing. Joan is a graduate of The Actor's Training Program at the University of Utah. Married to her high school sweetheart of forty-one years, Joan has three sons and one perfect grandson, Eddie.
Latter-day Saint. Actor. Hometown: Orem, Utah. Student at Brigham Young University majoring in international studies. Has appeared in a Bonneville Productions commercial for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on TV's "Touched by an Angel" as a member of a hockey team, and in 2 NuSkin Films shorts: "Navigate Your Destiny" and "Now is the Time." Stage experience includes performing at Timpanogos high School, The Grove Theater and with Karousel Kids. Was a featured voice actor on a recording for "The Legends Of OZ" CD-ROM and a soloist on a McMillan McGraw Hill educational CD. Has trained under Anne Sward-Hansen.
Lives in Utah. Figure skater. Plays the part of the historic Matt Browning in Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992).
Lives in Provo, Utah. Filmmaker. Director of the short (8 min.) film "A Doughnut in the Park" (2002), about a young man dealing with the after effects of irresponsible snacking in a public park. The film competed in Young Media Artist division of the Utah Short Film & Video Festival in 2002.
Latter-day Saint. Had a small role in the movie "Black Dawn" (1997). Also credited as the production designer and helmet designer/constructor for the film. Also composed the songs "Fly Me To Your Heaven" and "Burn Me Up", used in the movie. Set designer for Direct TV's "This Week On Sports."
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Also credited as: Philip Munoa. Producing a series of short documentaries for KBYU/BYU TV called "Every Walk of Life." Each segment focuses on a Latteer-day Saint individual who may or may not be famous but who has accomplished remarkable things with their life. Editor of the KBYU documentary "Letting God Have His Way: A Conversation about C.S. Lewis" (1999). Producer, sound designer and post production for the KBYU video "Cinder Edna" (2001), an videotaped version of the illustrated book by Ellen Jackson and Kevin O'Malley.
Latter-day Saint. Served a full-time mission in the Spain Bilbao Mission. Based in central Utah. Also known as: Michelle Woeller; Michelle Woeller Murdock; Michelle C. Murdock. Married to Bruce Murdock. Production assistant. Credits include: "Oiano Teams" for the TV series "Center Street" (produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), "Unsolved Mysteries", "Heaven Knows."
Scenic painter for the Feature Films For Families video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993). Scenic painting assistant for "Midnight Clear" (1991) and "Nightfall" (1988). Assistant property master for "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997). These films were made in Utah, but she has worked on films that were not. Property assistant for "Impostor" (2002) and "She's All That" (1999). Caterer for "Radio Inside" (1994), which was filmed in Florida. IMDb also lists, in the same entry, Gloria Murphy as the author of 3 books made into movies, but it seems probably that this is a different person: the TV movie "Down Will Come Baby" (1999), the TV movie "Summer of Fear" (1996), from the novel Simon Says, and the feature film "Father's Day" (1988), also based on Simon Says.
Lives in Minnesota. Born 3 November 1956 in River Forest, Illinois. Birth name: Kevin Wagner Murphy. Graduated from the University of Utah in the late 1970s with a degree in journalism. Claims that his academic career there was undistinguished and that he mostly skied a lot. Then earned a Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in Directing for Stage and Screen from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Best known as the writer, director, producer and actor behind the popular TV series "Mystery Science Theater 3000," which ran from 1988 to 1999. The lengthy name of the series was often abbreviated "MST3K." In each episode a captive human (originally Joel Hodgson and later Mike Nelson) was forced to watch an old B-movie, usually science fiction or fantasy fare. The human, and his robot companions, could be seen at the bottom of the screen watching the movie, and would make jokes and comments about the movie. Murphy himself provided the voice of the robot "Tom Servo," and also played the recurring roles of "Professor Bobo" and "Cambot." Murphy produced, wrote and starred in a theatrically released feature film version of the series, "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie" (1996). The movie version centered around the crew viewing the classic 1955 science fiction hit "This Island Earth," which was directed by Logan, Utah native Joseph M. Newman based on a novel by devout Latter-day Saint science fiction writer Raymond F. Jones. Murphy also produced, wrote and appeared in TV specials based on the series: "This Is MST3K" (1992), "MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special" (1995) and "1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review" (1997). Murphy was nominated for an Emmy award in 1994 and 1995 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Variety or Music Program, for his work on MST3K. Composer (and also key grip) for the low-budget film "Blood Hook" (1986). Murphy is the author of a book, A Year at the Movies, which chronicles his adventures in 2001 going to see a movie every day of the year.
Lyle 'Spud' Murphy
Born 19 August 1908, Salt Lake City, Utah. Orchestrator for "Ever Since Venus" (1944). Music arranger for "You Were Never Lovelier" (1942). Composer on "Cigarette Girl" (1947) and "Glamour Girl" (1948; incidental music).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of live-action direct-to-video movie "Behind the Waterfall" (1995), for Feature Films For Families (FFFF). Director of the animated feature-length videos "The Seventh Brother" (1991), "Tiny Heroes" (1997) and "Willy the Sparrow" (1989), also for the Feature Films For Families company. Assistant director for FFFF's live-action film "Rigoletto" (1993). Assistant director for "The Great American West" (1997), an IMAX documentary directed by Reed Smoot. Assistant director for "Carnival of the Animals" (1986), a children's video directed by Stan Ferguson. Assistant director for "Luke II," a video made by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Second assistant camera for the award-winning short film "Roots & Wings" (2002), made by Brigham Young University film student Christian Vuissa. Key grip for the short BYU student film "Elise" (2001). Appears briefly onscreen in the short BYU student film "Back to One" (2001).
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the short animated films "Gestures" (2000) and "Rupert." His film "Gestures" received Honorable Mention at the Young International LDS Film Festival in 2001.
Latter-day Saint. Director of the video "Conversations with Joseph Smith," which is sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Lives in Springville, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Krik Myers. Art department specialist. Credited as "Assistant Props" and "Props PA" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Also credited as the "E.M.T./Safety Officer." in that film.
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