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Andrew Black
Latter-day Saint. Born circa 1972. Native of Midlothian, Scotland. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Pride and Prejudice: A Utah Comedy" (2003), a contemporary adaptation of the classic Jane Austin novel. Director of "Rights, Respect, Responsibility (2002), "Avernus" (2002) and "The Snell Show" (2002). "Avernus" is described thus: "A reworking of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, in which a musician descends to the underworld in an effort to save his wife." Black wrote and directed "The Snell Show," which was based on a short story by BYU screenwriting professor Darl Larsen. Presenter/panelist at the BYU-Idaho session of the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in November 2002. "The Snell Show" is a 8-minute comedy described thus: "Every year the community gathers at Arvin Snell's trailer for the greatest show on earth." "Avernus" and "The Snell Show" both competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in 2002; both received Honorable Mention and were selected for the touring "Best of 2002" program. "The Snell Show" was one of only 12 short films (out of 1,800 submissions) accepted into the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival, a festival which rarely accepts student films. "The Snell Show" won the prestigious Grand Jury Award for Best Short at Slamdance. "The Snell Show" went on to be featured in the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and competed in the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival in France. "The Snell Show" was eligible to be considered for Best Short Oscar in 2004. Black was the dresser for the award-winning short film "Freedom on the Water" (2002), for which Anne Black was the art director. Worked as a production assistant for the network TV series "DAG." Worked as an assistant to writer for the TV series "Crossing Jordan." Bio from "Pride and Prejudice" website (
Andrew Black is from Midlothian, Scotland. He has studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Brigham Young University, Utah, where he will graduate in June, 2003. He has directed a number of short films on 16mm and 35mm. His most recent project, "The Snell Show," an eight minute black comedy, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short at the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival, and was a finalist in the Film Discovery Program at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. The film has also been selected to compete at the Newport Beach International Film Festival, the Maryland Film Festival, and the Atlanta Film Festival.

Anne K. Black
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Anne Black. Co-screenwriter and production designer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Pride and Prejudice: A Utah Comedy" (2003), directed by Andrew Black. Art director for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2001), working under production designer Doug Ellis. Art director for the award-winning short film "Freedom on the Water" (2002). Set decorator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003), which was also production designed by Doug Ellis. Anne Black was one of three producers (along with Kynan Griffin and Jennifer Kirkham) 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. Was also the production designer and costume designer for "The Snell Show."
Barbara Black
Lives with her husband John in Park City, Utah. Ru-Barb Productions. Producer of the TV movies: Caracara (1999); Dead by Midnight (1997); Virus (1995); Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (1995); Take Me Home Again (1994); Mortal Fear (1994); Evil in Clear River (1988). Line producer of the TV movies: In the Shadow of Evil (1995); Double Jeopardy (1992); The President's Child (1992); The Women of Brewster Place (1989); From the Dead of Night (1989). Unit production manager of TV movies and miniseries: American Tragedy (2000); Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000); Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (2000); Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (1999 miniseries); The Rage (1997); Dead by Midnight (1997); Invasion (1997 miniseries); My Son Is Innocent (1996); Terminal (1996); The West Side Waltz (1995); Virus (1995); Take Me Home Again (1994); Mortal Fear (1994); Double Jeopardy (1992); Evil in Clear River (1988). Unit production manager of "The Beast" TV series. Second unit director on the TV movie "Child's Cry" (1985).
Jake Black
Latter-day Saint. Born in 1979 in Utah. Served a full-time mission in Edmonton, Canada. Graduate of film school at Brigham Young University (BYU). Working in theatrical production in Las Vegas and then as a stage manager at Sundance. Then interned at Tollin-Robbins Productions, which produces the "Smallville" TV series about Clark Kent as a teenager before he became Superman. Worked in the "Smallville" production office doing regular intern jobs such as answering phones, making photocopies, etc. Was invited to submit some of his story ideas for the show. Now he writes for the show's Web site at, a hypothetical Smallville newspaper. Currently back at BYU pursuing a degree in elementary education.
John L. Black
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: John Black. Key grip whose credits include: The Rage (1997); Uncommon Valor (1983); Let's Spend the Night Together (1982); Jaws 2 (1978); The Missouri Breaks (1976); Star Trek; Phantom of the Paradise (1974) and the TV series "Chicago Hope" (1994-2000). Camera crew, including: Women of Brewster Place, Goddess of Love, Dead of Night, commercials.

Lonie Black
Utah filmmaker. Made (along with Brandon Tippetts) the 12-minute film "Unavailable," shown at the "Works From Along the Wasatch Front" screening in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2002.
Trent Black
Sound engineer for the BYU student film "Snow Child" (1997), directed by Marc Marriott. Boom operator for the short film "Fedora" (1994), directed by BYU film school graduate Kenny Kemp.
Klea Blackhurst
Latter-day Saint (not an active churchgoer). Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Broadway star. Actress, singer, and comedienne. Her only screen credit is starring as as Kristen, a Latter-day Saint mother, in Leo Geter's 30-min film "Andy Across the Water" (2002), which won Best Comedy at Aspen Shortsfest. TV guest appearances include: The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "Sesame Street," and "A Prairie Home Companion."
Makee K. Blaisdell
Graduate of Brigham Young University. Sometimes credited as: Blaisdell Makee; Blaizdel MaKee. Starred in the title role in the classic Latter-day Saint video "Johnny Lingo" (1969). Small roles in the movies "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" (1966) and "The Last of the Secret Agents?" (1966). TV guest appearances include: The Iron Horse; Star Trek; The Big Valley; Hawaiian Eye; Wild, Wild West; F-Troop; Ironsides.
K.C. Blake
Sound mixer for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002).
Perry Andelin Blake
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Perry Blake. (After he married his wife, he liked her maiden name so much so he made it his middle name: "Andelin.") Director of the feature film "The Master of Disguise," starring "Saturday Night Live" alum Dana Carvey. Production designer for all of the movies that Adam Sandler stars in: Mr. Deeds (2002); Little Nicky (2000); Big Daddy (1999); The Waterboy (1998); The Wedding Singer (1998); Happy Gilmore (1996); Billy Madison (1995). Also the production designer of some other movies, including: Head Over Heels (2001); Half Baked (1998); Leave It to Beaver (1997); Waitin for the Rocket (1994); Birch Street Gym (1991). Cameo appearances as himself in the videos "Adam Sandler Goes to Hell" (2001) and "Satan's Top Forty (2001). Bio from "Big Daddy" movie site (
Perry Blake (Production Designer) is a versatile and innovative designer whose work has garnered acclaim and repeated collaboration with several directors including Dennis Dugan. They previously worked together on "Happy Gilmore." Most recently he crafted the distinctive looks on "The Waterboy" and "The Wedding Singer" for director Frank Coraci. He also designed "Billy Madison" and "Half Baked" for director Tamra Davis. Other feature film credits "Bulletproof" and "Leave It To Beaver."

Blake began his design career in architecture working with the noted architect Frank O. Gehry. He met Gehry while finishing his master's degree in architecture at Harvard University. After opening his own architecture practice in Santa Monica, California, Blake began designing sets for various commercial directors. His commercial credits include Coke, Nike, the National Dairy Board's "Got Milk" campaign and Snapple, among others. In 1992, he worked on the live action short "Birch Street Gym" which garnered an Academy Award nomination.

David Blanchard
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: David Blaunchard. Writer/director of the video "The Goodman Family: Fortress of Love" (2000). Cover design for "Empower Yourself" (1996).
Rod Blanchard
Latter-day Saint. Co-director, with Gary Lundberg, of the silent movie featured in the Latter-day Saint-themed stage musical "It's A Miracle" (1984). The play was made into a video sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Alice Blanscett
Latter-day Saint. Screenwriter of the Church-sponsored short film "Akedah (The Binding)" (1997), available on video. Casting supervisor and co-costume designer for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996).
Bobbie Jo Blaser
Latter-day Saint. Went to Bountiful High School in Utah, where she was a cheerleader. Was an extra in an episode of "Touched by an Angel." Played a girl at a prom in an LDS commercial. Dis voiceover work for the Feature Films For Families video "Rigoletto" (1993). Was a soloist on Clive Romney's CD "Choose the Right." Has performed on stage in the starring role as the narrator in Joseph and tha Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at Woods Cross High School. Has also appeared on stage in: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers; Cinderalla; Boundle of Trouble; Fice on a Honeymoon; Are the Meadolarks Still.
Brandon Blaser
Played "Eldon Flowers", the 3rd-billed role in the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992). Reprised the role in the sequel, starring in the 1st-billed role in "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993).
Reggie Blatter
Lives in Moab, Utah. Assistant camera, and also still photography, for the TV movie "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1996) and "Cheyenne" (Canyonlands Productions). Videographers/projectionist for "Passion in the Desert" (Roland Films).
Jennifer Blaylock
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Jennifer L. Blaylock. Second assistant director of the low-budget Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "The Shadow of Light" (2002). Also has a small role as a waitress in the film. Instructor at AND ACTION! Actors Studio in Salt Lake City, Utah, along with other instructors Connie Young (star of "The Singles Ward") and Adam Lawson (director of "Day of Defense"). The studio was founded by John Moyer and Michelle Wright (writer and casting director of "The Singles Ward" and "The R.M."). Also currently working as a producer, first assistant director and talent coordinator for J. Daniel Nell's production company, Envision Entertainment. Producer and first assistant director for Nell's short film "Descent into Madness" (2002). Bio from AND ACTION! (
Jennifer Blaylock was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. She began working in the entertainment industry even before graduating from High School in 1994 and has been involved ever since. She has been work with many different productions including commercials, television, film, and independent film. She has experience in a variety of areas in the film making process including directing, assistant directing, casting and background casting, production, and acting.

D'Marko Blewett
Utah-based actor. Also credited as: DMarko Blewett. Actor, body builder, entertainer and bodyguard. Small roles in Eric Hendershot's feature film "A Kid Called Danger" (1999) and Blair Treu's TV movie "Just Like Dad" (1996). Also appeared in "Blue Universe", "Last Resort" and "ConAir." Has appeared in commercials for Dodge, Iomega Zip Drive, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lovelace Hospital, Novell, Bank One, and other clients. Appearances in TV movies and series including "Night Sins", "Tales From the Crypt", "Don Rickles Special", "Matlock", "New Munsters", and "Card Sharks." Many of his onscreen appearances are as a bodybuilder or football player. Did stunt work for "A Kid Called Danger." Holds numerous bodybuilding titles. Was a professional bodyguard for Jermaine Jackson, and Angel Salazar (Scarface). D'Marko and his wife Leslie are the owner/operators of a Salt Lake City-area (Sugarhouse) nutrition store: Custom Fit Nutrition & Smoothies. Website:
Paul Bliss
Born in 1957. Lives in Salem, Utah with his wife Stacy. Also known as: Paul Ferron Bliss; Paul F. Bliss. Credited with Horse and Wagon Organization for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002). Cowboy poet. Bio (
Paul Bliss heads up the Utah Western Heritage Foundation, which "exists to preserve the unique Western culture of this intermountain area." They are known especially for the fall Western Legends trail ride, a two-week event: 100 Head Remuda and 20 Wagons, Wagon Train that departs from Spanish Fork, Utah to Western Town Resort (Panquitch), Utah (in 2001). Along the way small towns welcome the wagon train with food entertainment. The 2001 wagon train ride coincides with the Utah Western Heritage Festival, held the following week end after Labor Day.

Born in 1957 to Ferron and Julia Bliss, Paul spent the first years of his life on one of the largest cattle feed lot operations in Utah, where his dad was foreman for the Moody Ranch's. Paul says "I got horse s*** on my feet when I was a kid, and never been able to wipe 'em clean"

Paul now lives in Salem, Utah head quarters for Bliss Cattle Co. with the help of his wife Stacy (no age available), son Hagen (7) and daughter Swasey (5).

When Paul's not busy working horses, running pack strings, checking the West desert permits, doing chores, or just generally horsing around. You will find him lecturing at the local universities, high schools and performing cowboy poetry in the oral tradition.

Paul has performed at the Elko Poetry Gathering and Festival of the American West, to name two. Paul won honors at the National Cowboy Poetry Finals, was featured in the Las Vegas and Der Speigle magazines. He has shared the stage with Michael Martin Murphy, Stephanie Davis, Don Edwards and many other great western performers.

Not only is he exciting on stage but off stage too. In January one winter Paul packed up the horses and traveled 330 miles in the dead of winter to perform at the Elko Poetry Gathering in Nevada. Another time, with the help of this wife and a few close friends they drove 100 head of horses 290 miles to Kanab Utah.

Caught up with western heritage? You bet. he founded the Utah Western Heritage Foundation and Festival, which helps provide scholarships for students who will seek the western arts.

But his greatest accomplishments other than his kids, is finding where those "dam cows are holed up!" Paul Bliss? "Just a Cowboy."

Paula Bliss
Boom operator for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002).
Eddie Blissett
Born 21 December 1992, Provo, Utah. Actor with major role in the TV movie "Traces of Insanity" (1998) and smaller roles in the TV movies "The Darkest Day" (1999) and "Mind Prey" (1999). TV guest appearances on "Big Apple" and "ER."
Dan Blocker
Latter-day Saint. Born 10 December 1928, Bowie County, Texas. Died 13 May 1972, Los Angeles, California. Birth name: Dan Davis Blocker. Sometimes credited as: Don Blocker. Children: Debra Lee, Danna Lynn, David and Dirk Blocker. Actor best known for playing "Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright" on the popular and long-running TV series "Bonanza" from 1959 to 1972. Before that he played "Tiny Budinger" on the TV series "Cimarron City" from 1958 to 1960. Some movie acting: Had the lead role in "Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County" (1970) and major roles in the feature films "Come Blow Your Horn" (1963) and "Outer Space Jitters" (1957). Lead role in the TV movie "Something for a Lonely Man" (1968). Small roles in at least 8 other movies, including: The Errand Boy (1961); Black Patch (1957); The Girl in Black Stockings (1957); Hook a Crook (1955). TV guest appearances include: Cheyenne; Colt .45; Gunsmoke; Jefferson Drum; Maverick; Richard Diamond, Private Detective; Sergeant Preston of the Yukon; Tales of Wells Fargo; The Rebel; The Restless Gun; The Rifleman; Wagon Train; Zane Grey Theater; Zorro.
Sandy Bloom
Best boy grip for the Leucadia film "Windrunner" (1995), and grip for "New Nightmare" (1994), and "Dumb & Dumber" (1994), all filmed in Utah. Grip for "Prey of the Chameleon" (1992). Rigging key grip for "Hot Boyz" (1999).
Stephen Blosil
Latter-day Saint. Son of famed singer Marie Osmond and her husband, music producer Brian Blosil. Also known as: Steven Craig Blosil. Small roles on his mother's TV special "Marie Osmond's Merry Christmas" (1989) and the video "Saturday's Warrior" (1989), on which his father was the music producer. Small role in the TV movie "It Nearly Wasn't Christmas" (1989), produced by his uncle Jimmy Osmond.
Carlton Bluford
Utah-based actor. Sometimes credited as: Carleton Bluford; Carlton W. Bluford. Small roles in the feature films "Little Secrets" (2002) directed by Blair Treu, "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997, a.k.a. "Angels in the Attic") directed by Eric Hendershot and "No More Baths (1998) directed by Timothy J. Nelson for Feature Films For Families. Small roles in the TV movies "Double Teamed" (2002) and "Anya's Bell" (1999).
Richard Blum
Latter-day Saint. Bit part actor appears in: Rocky IV; Assassins (1995); Maverick (1994); Fearless (1993); Armed and Dangerous (1986); Pennies from Heaven (1981); The Richest Cat in the World (1986). TV guest appearance on "Wizards and Warriors."
David Blundell
Sometimes credited as: Sometimes credited as: Dave Blundell; David S. Blundell. Best boy electric for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). Gaffer (chief electrician), best boy electric (second in command to the gaffer) or electrician for numeous films, mostly made in Utah, including: Transamerican Killer (2002); Dreaming of Julia (2001); I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001); Green Dragon (2001); Absence of the Good (1999); Bats (1999); Friends & Lovers (1999); Alyson's Closet (1998); Unhook the Stars (1996); The Spitfire Grill (1996); Riders of the Purple Sage (1996); Drive Me Crazy (1999); Scott Featherstone's "Same River Twice" (1996); Blair Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1996).
Don Bluth
Latter-day Saint. Born 13 September 1938, El Paso, Texas. Served a full-time mission. One of the world's leading animators. Director of animated films: Titan A.E. (2000); Bartok the Magnificent (1999; V); Anastasia (1997); The Pebble and the Penguin (1995); Thumbelina (1994; also writer); A Troll in Central Park (1993); Rock-A-Doodle (1991); All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989; also writer); The Land Before Time (1988); An American Tail (1986); The Secret of NIMH (1982; also writer); Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979); The Small One (1978). Director of the animation for the groundbreaking laser disk arcade games "Dragon's Lair" (1983) and "Space Ace (1984). Animation director for "Pete's Dragon" (1977) and "Xanadu" (1980). Animator on Disney movies "The Rescuers" (1977); "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (1977); "Robin Hood" (1973).
Alan Boardman
Set production assistant for the Leucadia film "Breaking Free" (1995).
Erika Boardman
Script development for Blair Treu's "Wish Upon a Star" (1996) and "The Paper Brigade" (1996), produced by Leucadia Film Corporation. Costume designer for Leucadia's "Windrunner (1995).
William Boaz
Lives in Utah County. From Greene, New York. Student at Brigham Young University majoring in film. Was a senior in 2003. Camera assistant and credited with providing additional footage for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002). Sound designer for a 2002 stage production of Great Expectations at BYU, directed by Eric Samuelsen. Unit production manager and key grip for BYU student Christian Vuissa's short film "Unfolding" (2003). Grip for the BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003).
Mitchell Bock
Lives in Park City, Utah. Assistant director on many films and TV shows. Director for the "Swamp Thing" television series (1990). First assistant director on the feature film "Life Stinks" (1991), written and directed by Mel Brooks. Second assistant director on two other Mel Brooks movies, "Spaceballs" (1987) and "History of the World: Part I" (1981). First assistant director, second unit on the hit feature film "Back to the Future" (1985). First assistant director for the TV movies "Life on Parole" (2002), "Unspeakable Acts" (1990) and "Going to the Chapel" (1988). First assistant director for the TV series "Dead Last" (2000), "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1995-1997) and "Spenser: For Hire" (1985-1986). Assistant director for the TV series "Promised Land" and "thirtysomething." Second assistant director for the feature films "Fraternity Vacation" (1985), "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982) and "Fatso" (1980). Second assistant director for the TV movies "Circus" (1988) and "The Gladiator" (1986). Unit production manager on the feature films "When a Man Loves a Woman" (1994) and "Dead Presidents" (1995), and the TV movie "Assault on Devil's Island" (1997). Brief cameo appearances in Mel Brooks' comedy feature films "Spaceballs" (1987), "History of the World: Part I" (1981) and "High Anxiety" (1977). Minor roles on one episode each of "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1996) and "Eight Is Enough" (1977).
Richard Boddington
Latter-day Saint. Graduate of the BYU communications program. First BYU student to win the Gold Award from the Utah Broadcasters Association for his senior producing project, "The Spear In The Lion: The British/Zulu War" 1994.

Producer for the CTV Network in Toronto, Ontario, 1995-2000.

Creator and animator of the "Grog" series of claymation shorts which aired on the Canadian Comedy Channel 1998-2001.

Producer, Director, Writer, of the stop-motion animation Christmas special "The Snowman Who Saved Summer." Broadcast on Canadian television 2002, 2003, 2004. Available on DVD:

Professional cinematographer working in the 35mm film format. Creator of the royalty free stock footage company which features his work. Clients who have used Boddington's cinematography include, The Super Bowl, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Disney, Access Hollywood.

Director of photography for the internet thriller film, "". Finalist for best narrative at the Miami Film Festival, 2004.

Winner of Six Telly Awards, Two Finalists From the New York Festivals, and the UBA Gold Award.

Katie Bogner
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of short film "Back to One" (2001). Director of the 8-minute drama "Closer Than You Think" (2000), which competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. Cinematographer on short films "Shattered" (2001) and "The Gift" (2001). Second assistant camera for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Brett Bolander
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of short film "Crushed" (2000), which competed in the Vision Film Festival in Los Angeles, 2001, and won 3rd place in the International Young LDS Film Festival in Utah, 2001.
Daryl Bolander
Art director for the BYU student film "Snow Child" (1997). Assistant art director for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996). Propmaster for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath" (1997). Craft services for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997).
John T. Bolds
Born and raised in Salt Lake City; now an aspiring filmmaker studying film in Fairbanks, Alaska. Credited with a bit part in "An Enraged New World" (2002).
Linda Bon
Latter-day Saint. Actress had a starring role in Richard Dutcher's first feature film, "Girl Crazy" (1994), which was sold to HBO. Had a small role as "Martha" in Kieth Merrill's Church-produced 70mm film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000). Bon was profiled in the article "Of Aspiring Actors" by Sue Bergin, BYU Today, Jan. 92, page 23.
Tahlee Booher
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cinematorapher on the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video feature film "Shadow of Light" (2002) and the direct-to-video movie "Transamerican Killer" (2002). Assistant camera on: Absence of the Good (1999); Friends & Lovers (1999); Money Plays (1997); Coyote Summer (1996); The Paper Brigade (1996). First assistant camera (2nd unit) for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002). 1st Asst. "B" Camera for Blair Treu's nationally released feature film "Little Secrets" (2002). Loader for Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1995). Bio from "Shadow of Light" movie site:
Tahlee Booer has worked in the film industry locally and abroad for over thirteen years. She studied film at Brigham Young University and is currently involved in The Smith Family documentary and a hip hop rap video for a local record label. She has also worked on Sisters of Zion, The Seer, Wasatch Modern Dance, Singlepoint, Nike-I am Mike, ASI Tattoo, and Big D Construction. Tahlee has learned from a number of prestigious directors throughout the years and is an avid still photographer. She would like to further her skills as a director of photography and would like to eventually shoot feature films.

Edwina Booth
Latter-day Saint. Born 13 September 1904, Provo, Utah. Died 18 May 1991, Los Angeles, California. Birth name: Josephine Constance Woodruff. American leading actress of the talkie period. Starring roles include: Trapped in Tia Juana (1932); The Last of the Mohicans (1932); The Midnight Patrol (1932); The Vanishing Legion (1931); Trader Horn (1931).
Karen Boothe
Based in central Utah. Medical technician/EMT. Credits include: "Water with Food Coloring" (2001), "Christmas In The Sky", "The Ticket", "Touched By An Angel", "Con Air", "Stray Dogs", "Global Pursuit", "Under Contract", "Return To The Secret Garden", "Jumping For Joy", "Alyson's Closet", "Friendship's Fields".
Les Boothe
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also credited as: Lester Booth. Set decorator for Kieth Merrill's IMAX film "Witness" (1997), the independent films "Just a Dream" (2002), "Nobody's Baby" (2001), "The Right Temptation" (2000), "The Way of the Gun" (2000), "Truth or Consequences, N.M." (1997), Martin Andersen's short film "Follow Your Heart" (1998), and the TV movies "The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" (1999) and "The Witching of Ben Wagner" (1987). Lead man for "Unhook the Stars" (1996) and "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988). Set dresser for "Neon City" (1992). Lead man for the Church-produced film "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989).
Mary Boregino
First assistant camera for the direct-to-video film "Transamerican Killer" (2002), on which Tahlee Booher was the director of photography. Second assistant camera (2nd unit) for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002), on which Tahlee Booher was the 1st A.C.
Nancy Borgenicht
Latter-day Saint. Small roles in a number of films and TV movies made in Utah, including: Neon City (1992); Tripwire (1990); Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988); The Deliberate Stranger (1986; TV); Konrad (1985); Solo (1984); Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984). Screenwriter of the independent feature film "The Goodbye Bird" (1993), filmed in Sal Lake City. Narrator of the TV documentary "No Safe Place: Violence Against Women" (1998).
Andy Borgeson and Julie Borgeson
Based in central Utah. Wranglers.
Gutzon Borglum
Ethnic Mormon. Born 25 March 1867, Bear Lake, Idaho. Died 6 March 1941, Chicago, Illinois. Birth name: John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum. Best known as the sculptor who carved Mount Rushmore. Appears in the documentaries "The Story of Mount Rushmore: America In Stone" (1994) and "Natural Wonders of the West" (1938).
Danny Borzage
Catholic. Born 24 December 1896, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 17 June 1975, Los Angeles, California. Bit part actor. Brother of Academy Award-winning director Frank Borzage.
Frank Borzage
Catholic. Born 23 April 1893, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 19 June 1962, Hollywood, California. Grew up in Utah. Director. First person to win the "Best Director" Academy Award -- for "Seventh Heaven" (1927). Later won a 2nd Academy Award for "Bad Girl" (1931). Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America in 1961. One of 6 founding members of the Directors Guild of America.
Lew Borzage
Catholic. Born 30 January 1898, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 6 December 1974, Santa Ana, California. Brother of Academy Award-winning director Frank Borzage. Assistant director of more than 30 feature films, including "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1956) and "Billy the Kid" (1941).
Raymond Borzage
Born 24 May 1916 in Utah. Died 3 July 1990 in Northridge, California. Actor had small parts in a few films: Meet Nero Wolfe (1936); Silk Hat Kid (1935); Viva Villa! (1934); The Mayor of Hell (1933); Young America (1932).
William Borzage
Born 4 March 1892 in Utah. Died 7 June 1973, Los Angeles, California. IMDb lists a single small film role: in "Way Down East" (1935).
Ann Bosler
Latter-day Saint. Actress with major role in the TV movie "No Laughing Matter" (1998). Small roles in the Church-produced feature film "Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000) and the TV movies "Legalese" (1998) and "The Executioner's Song" (1982). Guest appearances on "Touched by an Angel."
Norman Bosworth
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Sandy, Utah. Birth name: Norman S. Bosworth. Film editor. Director and cinematographer of "A Time to Love" (1987), a musical video written by Carol Lynn Pearson and sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Producer, director and editor of film projects for clients such as Becton Dickinson, Lang Exploratory Drilling, O.C. Tanner, Utah Geographic. Has done Fortune 500 corporate, commercials, documentary digital filming. 17 years experience. Company: B.C.I. Video or BCI Video Productions. Equipment includes: DVCPro, DV, Betacam SP, MII, AJ-D700 Digital Camera, EZ-1, full audio packages and lighting kits with extras. Betacam SP, DVCPro, MII editing, non-linear PostBox and Mac systems. Website: or
Tom Bottom
Lives in West Jordan, Utah. Company: Pinnaclepost, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah. Website: Pinnaclepost is a visual/audio production facility located in Salt Lake City. With 20 years of award winning experience in communications and media production, the personnel at Pinnaclepost can fulfill all of your audio/visual needs and improve the quality of your corporate brochures, training videos, marketing videos, infomercials and television spots. Gear: Sony 709 WS Digital BetaCam Final Cut Pro 3.03 Affinity Editing System Stratosphere Editing System Pro Tools Audio Editing System.
Bill Boushka
Lives in Arlington, Virginia. Religious affiliation not known. Writes science fiction screenplays with Latter-day Saint and GLBT characters. One such as-yet-unproduced screenplay is titled "69 Minutes to Titan."
Robert C. Bowden
Latter-day Saint. Former director of the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus and former Associate Conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Composer and conductor of the musical score for Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon feature film (2003). Performing, arranging, and scoring are are among his varied musical talents. In addition to the albums "Joseph" and "A Day of Rest," he has composed the scores for two musicals and arranged many other pieces for commercial performances. Bio from the Book of Mormon film project (
Robert Bowden has a lifetime of experience as a Composer, Arranger, Conductor and Musical Director. He has performed in the world's finest concert halls to standing ovations! Mr. Bowden learned the art of conducting from the late Arthur Fiedler, famed conductor and founder of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Bowden was Musical Director and Conductor for Promised Valley Playhouse for many years. He has composed and arranged hundreds of musical scores including two Musicals and three Oratorios.

Mr. Bowden spent twenty-five years as the Musical Director of the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus on Temple Square and was former Associate Conductor of the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He has provided music for many films produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mr. Bowden's recordings include a weekly radio series, nearly a dozen PBS and commercial television Specials and over 30 record and compact disc recordings. His television Special "Christmas World," won an Emmy Award

Ricky Bower
Born circa 1977. Snowboarder who grew up in Park City, Utah. Graduated from Park City High School in 1996. Along with freestyle skier Joe Pack, Bower is the subject of the documentary "Pipe Dreams" (2002), about his quest to compete in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The film was made by fellow Park City High graduates Enzo Mileti and Adam Hull. The film premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January 2003.
Scott Bowen
Driver for the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992).
Mark von Bowers
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Mark Bowers. Screenwriter of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature feature film "Handcart" (2002), directed by Kels Goodman. The screenplay was based on Goodman's original story, a fictional account of events set against the backdrop of the historical Martin Handcart Company's ill-fated pioneeer trek to Utah.
Chris Bowman
Latter-day Saint. Graduate of Brigham Young University film school. Director and co-writer of the award-winning short film "The Wrong Brother (2000), which won 1st Place at the International Young LDS Film Festival in 2001, and won Final Cut awards at BYU. Available on video. Director of the short films "The Peter Selsnick Story," "Renee's Reception" and "RM." Assistant director of Christian Vuissa's "Daybreak" (2000). Writer of the video "Don't Get Caught in the Web" (2000).
Karl Bowman
Latter-day Saint. Graduate of Brigham Young University film school. Director of the Church-sponsored short film "Akedah (The Binding)" (1997), available on video. One of four writer/directors who created the four segments of the film "Post-Mortem" (1997). First assistant director for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996).
Janie Bowthorpe
Lives in Moab, Utah with her husband Monte Bowthorpe. Production assistant or driver for an American Express commercial. Also a set tutor.
Monte Bowthorpe
Lives in Moab, Utah with his wife Janie Bowthorpe. Known as a cowboy cook. Production assistant or driver on "Sunchasers" (Warner Brothers). Security guard for "Sundown" (Vestron Productions)
Doug Boyd
Lives in Orem, Utah with his wife Petrece. Birth name: Douglas W. Boyd. Sometimes credited as: Douglas Boyd. Film editor for the TV series "Touched by an Angel" (1994-2002). Editor of the movie "No Place Like Home" (2001) and the direct-to-video film "Second Chance" (1996). Assistant editor and production assistant for the award-winning BYU student film "Wildest Dreams" (1986). Associate or apprentice editor on the movies: Beyond the Law (1992); Neon City (1992); Alan & Naomi (1992); A Midnight Clear (1991); Ski Patrol (1990). Electrician on "China O'Brien" (1990) and "Judgement" (1989). Voice actor for numerous video games: Shadow of Destiny (2001); Star Wars: Episode I - Battle for Naboo (2001); Zone of the Enders (2001); Syphon Filter 3 (2001); Extermination (2001); Syphon Filter (1999); Lego Island (1997); King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride (1994). Small bit part as a logger in the movie "The Journey of Natty Gann" (1985).
Debra Box
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah. Also known as: Debra Lewis; Debra S. Lewis. Works at Brigham Young University (BYU). Costume designer for the action/adventure feature film "Fly Boys," starring Stephen Baldwin and directed by Rocco DeVilliers. Also did costume design work for Richard Dutcher's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film about Joseph Smith, "Prophet," still in development. Costume designer for Martin Andersen's short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002). Assistant wardrobe for the Latter-day Saint-themed World War II film "Saints and Soldiers" (2003), directed by Ryan Little. Emergency medical technician for the feature films "Saints and Soldiers" and "Fly Boys."

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