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of Latter-day Saint and/or Utah
Film Personalities


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Elaine Qualter
Graduated in 1999 with a Theatre Arts degree from Brigham Young University. Bio from BYU Theatre & Media Arts website (,%20Elaine%20&category=Alumni):
Since graduating BYU, Elaine has gone on to obtain her MA in American Studies at UMASS Amherst, performed with the Hampshire Shakespeare Company, worked as executive assistant at New WORLD Theater, and has just accepted an internship in the Community Programs Department at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC, beginning in September. Currently, she is living in Boston and filming in the principle role of Noy in the upcoming independent film, American Wake.

Fenton Quinn
Fenton Quinn, Jr.
Lives in Utah. Lives in South Jordan, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Fenton G. Quinn; Fenton Quinn, Jr.; Quinn Fenton. Animal wrangler, stunt man and bit part actor. Stunt coordinator for the low-budget feature film "SLC Punk!" (1999), the video "Clubhouse Detectives" (1996), and the TV movies "Detention: The Siege at Johnson High" (1997), "Terror in the Family" (1996) and "Mortal Fear" (1994). Stunt double for "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers" (1995), "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988) and "Heaven Sent" (1994). Horse wrangler for Lee Groberg's PBS documentaries "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995); "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997); "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999), the Feature Films For Families video "Seasons of the Heart" (1993), and the 70mm film "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bit part actor in "Money Plays" (1997), "Halloween 5" (1989), "Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills" (1986), "Tripwire" (1990), "The Survivalist" (1987), "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995), and the direct-to-video movie "Promised Land" (1988).

Glade Quinn
Lives in South Jordan, Utah. Film crew member, bit part actor and stunt double. Small role as a cowboy in the low-budget feature film "SLC Punk!" (1999). Did stunt work "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" (1997), the Feature Films For Families (FFFF) video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993), T.C. Christensen's direct-to-video family film "Bug Off!" (2001), Mark Goodman's direct-to-video family film "Someone Was Watching" (2002), and the TV movies "Detention: The Siege at Johnson High" (1997) and "Terror in the Family" (1996). Worked behind the scenes as a grip, wrangler, or electrician on "Bug Off!" (2001), "Message in a Cell Phone" (2000), "Horse Crazy" (2001), "Just a Dream" (2001), "The Rage" (1997), "Clubhouse Detectives" (1996), "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), "Coyote Summer" (1996), "The Paper Brigade" (1996) and the FFFF film "Seasons of the Heart" (1993). Dolly grip for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002). Production assistant on the FFFF film "In Your Wildest Dreams" (1991). Driver for the FFFF film "Rigoletto" (1993).
Ben Quinters
Lives in Victor, Montana. Lived in Heber, Utah for 20 years. Operates the company: Quinters Reel Wranglers, which provides livestock, horse drawn vehicles, unusual animals for film productions. Animal wrangler. Quinters is also credited as an actor with small roles in the "Slaughter of the Innocents" (1994) and the TV movie "Conagher" (1991), as well as a guest appearance as the character "Stump" on a 1998 episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger." Bio from Blue Quest Farm (
Ben Quinters has been starting colts and working with problem horses for 25 years. After leaving his native San Antonio, TX he moved to Heber, Utah where he lived for over 20 years. In January 2000 Ben and Bonnie moved to the Bitterroot Valley of Montana when their herd outgrew their place in Utah. He has left a legacy of protege's and their students to carry on in with his teachings in Utah such as Clay Wright and Jim and Donnette Hicks.

He became an avid student of Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance in the 1980's. He credits them for enlightening him on a better way to work with horses. He is available for training, clinics and private lessons. Ben feels that it is important to horses in training to train the owners. Lessons are encouraged and provided free of charge while your horse is in training.

Ben is also an accomplished cowboy poet and actor (SAG).

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