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Aniko Safran
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Camera operator. Second assistant camera for the independent films "Partners in Crime" (2000) and "Made Men" (1999), and for the TV movie "The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" (1999). Production assistant for the feature film "Con Air" (1997).
Yuki Saito
Latter-day Saint. Born 10 September 1966, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Also credited as: Saitou Yuki; Yuki Saitoh. Japanese action star, pop singer, author and serious actress. Yuki Saito is one of Japan's most popular actresses, and one of the nation's best known Latter-day Saints. Profile Page
Azadeh Saljooghi
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah filmmaker. Made the 7-minute film "Just Passing Through," shown at the "Works From Along the Wasatch Front" screening in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2002. Made the short (4 min., 30 sec.) experimental film "Here & There," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. This short, experimental personal narrative depicts a woman's journey through time and space, where nature allows her to find solace in her past and present. It has no apparent dialogue and explores a network of ideas about the modern experience of displacement. The goal is to please viewers visually and stimulate critical reflections that will lead them to their own interpretations.
Jason Salonen
Lives in Park City, Utah. Somes credited as: Jason L. Salonen. Electrician credits include: Black Dahlia (1998), Overnight Delivery (1998), Invasion of Privacy (1996), Stephen King's Stand (1994 miniseries), This Boy's Life, Chantilly Lace, In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (1992), Battling for Baby.
Jessica Rode Salonen
Lives in Utah. Producer/copywriter for commercials for Riverside Ranch and The Morning Ray/Evening Star Cafe.
Ron Saltmarsh
Music engineer/music supervisor for the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992). Composer for the video game "Noctropolis" (1994).
Geno Salvatori
Lives in Bountiful, Utah. Director and cinematographer. Credits: Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Apple, Sony, Nickelodeon, Coke, U.S. Airforce Reserve, feature films, documentaries, etc. Cinematographer of the documentary "Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles", which in the year 2000 won the award for best documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival and won the Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award, sponsored by the Independent Film Channel and the IFP West. One of his favorite quotes is from Honore de Balzac: "Passion is universal humanity. Without it, religion, history, romance, and art would be useless."
Chinyere Sam
Began her career as a professional model in Barbados. After immigrating to the United States she continued to pursue modeling and acting where she worked for several agencies and companies.
She entered Utah Valley State College (UVSC) as a Junior and leading athlete on the UVSC track team. During her senior year, Chinyere created and established a multi-ethnic talent agency. She represents actors, high fashion, commercial, fitness, lifestyle, child models, and voice-over talent. Her models and actors are frequently UVSC and BYU students, community members of all ages and a few from other states. Her entrepreneurial efforts have provided financial assistance to many of our students at UVSC and discovered talent with bright futures. These students look forward to national and international opportunities soon. Chinyere is a member of IBIGlobal also known as CEOSpace, a business networking organization made up of enterpreneurs, investors, attorneys and others in business from all over the world. The following are some of her accomplishments:

Professional model and actress in Barbados and the U. S.

Movie industry participation: “The Doorstep,” “Lethal Obsession,” “Enchanted Prison,” “Senior Inglesia,” “The Climb,” “Double Teamed,” “High School Musical,” to name a few.

Women’s Representative at BYU/Idaho

Academic coordinator/ International Student Council at UVSC

Vice President for Social Life/Black Student Union at UVSC

Multicultural Center hostess at multiple events

Utah’s UPN Television’s “America’s Next Top Model” judge

Ssejinja Children’s Foundation advisory board

Best Runway Award; Utah State Model and Talent Competition

UVSC track and field athlete

Personal fitness trainer

A.S. Degree, General Business, BYU Idaho

Bachelor Degree in Information Technology, UVSC (April, 2007)

Chinyere will also be pursuing a MBA to expand her knowledge and experience to further improve her skills as the CEO of Chinyere International.
Bryton Sampson
Lives in Holladay, Utah. Director of the short (2 min., 40 sec.) narrative film "Kessler vs. O'Brian," which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described as a epic battle between two chess masters. Director of the short (4 min., 10 sec.) documentary "Happy About It," which also competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: "Isn't being laid off supposed to be a bad thing?" Director of the short (10 min.) documentary film "Jesse's War," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described as "One man's battle for the truth."
Christian Sampson
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Lives in Utah County. Assistant director and production managers for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002). Director of the short student film "he Day After Christmas," which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival.
Donré Sampson
Also credited as: DonRe Sampson; Don Re Sampson; Donre Sampson. Utah-based character actor who has had small roles in at least 23 films. These include feature films: Meet the Deedles (1998); Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997); A Home of Our Own (1993); Far and Away (1992); Halloween 5 (1989); Halloween 4 (1988); Revenge of the Ninja (1983). Also direct-to-video movies produced by Feature Films For Families: Rigoletto (1993); In Your Wildest Dreams (1991); On Our Own (1988). TV movies: Double Teamed (2002); Firestarter: Rekindled (2002); Before He Wakes (1998); Money Plays (1997); In the Blink of an Eye (1996); Unabomber: The True Story (1996); Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (1995); In the Shadow of Evil (1995); Mortal Fear (1994); Beyond Suspicion (1993); Double Jeopardy (1992); Incident at Dark River (1989); Blind Witness (1989); A Hobo's Christmas (1987). TV guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel."
Eric Samuelsen
Latter-day Saint. Born circa 1956. Home Town: Bloomington Indiana. Lives in Provo, Utah with his wife and four children. Drama and film theory professor at Brigham Young University (BYU), in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts. Three-time recipient of the AML (Association for Mormon Letters) Award for Drama: In 1994 for Accommodations: a Play in Three Acts; in 1997 for Gadianton; in 1999 for The Way We're Wired. Samuelsen is a frequent critic of Latter-day Saint literature, drama and film. Participated in two panel discussions ("Fantasy and Reality in LDS Media" and "The LDS Cinematic Audience") at the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999.
Susan Sandack
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Credited as the assistant to producer David Anderson in the Leucadia films "Just Like Dad" (1995), "Breaking Free" (1995) and "Windrunner" (1995). Bio from Utah Cultural Alliance (
Susan Sandack, Repertory Dance Theatre, Salt Lake City
Susan Sandack has worked in the non-profit arts and cultural arena in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah for twenty-five years. Dance, in all its forms, has been a passion of Susan since birth. Susan is approaching her sixth year with Repertory Dance Theatre as the organization's Development Director.

Eric Sandberg
Latter-day Saint. Hometown: Pleasant Grove, Utah. Birth name: Eric M. Sandberg. Lives in Provo, Utah. Served a full-time mission in the California Los Angeles Mission, July 1989 to July 1991. Education: Bachelor of Arts Design (Computer Animation Emphasis), Brigham Young University, April 1997. Made the short film "Hope" (1997) a computer-animated adventure showing the dawn of a new civilization. "Hope" won the Best Animation award at BYU's Final Cut film festival. Worked as a computer animator, BYU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, June 1996 to April 1997, where he designed a flying logo for department videos and developed animated educational material for BYU chemistry classes. Currently works as a website designer at Site Solutions Inc. Website:
Adam Sanders
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of the short student film "Serenaders," which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival. Grip for the BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003).
Scott Sanders
Latter-day Saint. Executive producer of Kieth Merrill's IMAX documentary "Dinosaurs: Face to Face" (2002).
Virginia Sanderson
Latter-day Saint. Writer of the national award-winning short film "The Last Good War" (1999), directed by Ryan Little, which was made by Brigham Young University (BYU) film students.
Elizabeth Sands
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Communications student at Brigham Young Univesity (BYU). Best known as the lead actress in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Home Teachers" (2004). She played the wife of the lead character "Greg," played by Michael J. Birkeland. She previously appeared in two independent films while she lived in New York. Office and on-site manager for Telos Productions, the Provo, Utah-based film production company. Credits include work on the Jericho Road music video "Finding My Way Back To You" (2002).
Scott Sandstrom
Lives in West Jordan, Utah with his wife Teri. Also known as: Scott E. Sandstrom. Sound Editor/Sound Mixer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Sound editor for the Book of Mormon-oriented documentary video "Lehi's Land of First Inheritance" (2002). Special effects editor and boom operator for Lee Groberg's PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). Boom operator for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Christmas Mission" (1998), the Evangelical Protestant movie "The Climb" (2002), and the TV movies "The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" (1999) and "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1996). Foley recordist for "Message in a Cell Phone" (2000).
Ken Sansom
Latter-day Saint. Actor best known for providing the voice of "Rabbit" in Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" movies and TV shows since 1988. Voiced "Rabbit" for the TV animated series "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (1988). Voices "Rabbit" for the puppet-based TV series "The Book of Pooh" (2001-present). Also worked on the animated "Transformers" series (1984), providing the voices of both "Hound" and "Dr. Paul Gates." Did voice work on Disney's "Tale Spin" (1990-1994). As "Rabbit," Sansom had the 3rd-billed role in Disney's theatrically released feature films "The Tigger Movie" (2000) and "Piglet's Big Movie" (2003). He stars in numerous "Winnie the Pooh" videos, such as "A Very Merry Pooh Year" (2003), "Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving" (1999), and "A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving" (1998). He also had major supporting roles as an actor in the live-action TV movies "The Clone Master" (1978), "Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story" (1976), "Columbo: A Stitch in Crime" (1973) and "In Broad Daylight" (1971). Smaller acting roles include the part of Mr. Harmon, the Western Union Executive, in "The Sting" (1973). He also appeared in "Funny Lady" (1975), "Airport 1975" (1974), "Long Goodbye" (1973), "Shinbone Alley" (1971), and other feature films and TV movies. He provided voice work for the Latter-day Saint-themed PBS documentaries "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" (1999) and "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). TV guest appearances include: Newhart; Highway to Heaven; Murder, She Wrote; Remington Steele; CHiPs; Eight Is Enough; Chico and the Man; Charlie's Angels; Maude; S.W.A.T.; The Odd Couple; The Brady Bunch.
Irene Santiago
Utah-based actress. Small parts in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002), the independent films "The Way of the Gun" (2000) and "A Kid Called Danger" (1999), the TV movie "Hounded" (2001), and the direct-to-video movies "Someone Was Watching" (2002) and "Message in a Cell Phone" (2000). Guest roles on the TV series "Touched by an Angel" and "The Huntress."
Knicky Bernice Santistevan
Lives in Murray, Utah. Wardrobe/costumer.
Fred Santley
Born 20 November 1887, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 14 May 1953, Los Angeles, California. Birth name: Frederic Mansfield. Brother of director Joseph Santley. Actor; appeared in at least 67 films between 1929 and 1951, mostly in bit parts. Credits include: Ziegfeld Girl (1941); Three Little Words (1950); The Prince of Thieves (1948); Walls of Gold (1933).
Joseph Santley
Born 10 January 1889, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 8 August 1971, West Los Angeles, California. Birth name: Joseph Mansfield. Director of at least 62 films between 1928 and 1950, including: When You're Smiling (1950); Shadow of a Woman (1946); Brazil (1944); Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944); Rosie the Riveter (1944); Call of the Canyon (1942); Down Mexico Way (1942); Shantytown (1943); Joan of Ozark (1942); Remember Pearl Harbor (1942); Gene Autry's Melody Ranch (1940); Her Master's Voice (1936); Million Dollar Baby (1934); The Cocoanuts (1929). Credited as the writer of 11 movies. Credited with one on-screen appearance: in his 1929 movie "The Book of Lovers." Also worked extensively on Broadway.
Dave Sapp
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: David Greenlaw Sapp. Lives in Centerville, Utah. Writer and director of the documentary "The Mormon Battalion: Opening The West" (1999), available on video in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Assistant director and line producer of Richard Dutcher's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Producer of Kels Goodman's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002). Producer of Clay Essig's independent feature "Fortune Cookie" (1999) and Joshua Tai Taeoalii's independent feature "Hustlin' a Hustler" (1998). Producer/director of the short film "Lavender." Director of the infomercial "Stove in a Can." Producer of the feature film "Ripple Effect," starring Thurl Bailey. Producer of the MTV documentary "You're a Star at Sundance."
Britte Sappington
Latter-day Saint. Along with Danny Drysdale, she made the short documentary "Shoes" (2001), called "a humorous approach to shoe politics." "Shoes" competed the International Young LDS Film Festival in 2001 and received an Honorable Mention Audience Choice citation. Production assistant for the BYU/LDS Motion Picture Studio film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996). Bio from "Just Docs" film festival ( "Britte Sappington, 25, is from Austin, Texas. She is a major in the media arts program at BYU. She eats tiramisu and dislikes mushrooms."
Jonas Sappington
Set dressser for the short BYU student film "Unfolding" (2003). Was one of the stars of the BYU-Hawaii student film "Reflections of Eve" (2001).
Bill Sargent
Producer, entrepreneur. Also credited as: William Sargent; William Sargent Jr.; Bill Sargent Jr.; H. William Sargent. Obituary printed in Variety, 28 October 2003, written by Patricia Saperstein:
H. William "Bill" Sargent, producer and entrepreneur, died Oct. 19 of a heart attack in Caddo, Okla. He was 76. Sargent pioneered the use of pay-per-view and videotaping live events for theatrical release.

In the early 1960s, he established Home Entertainment Co. (H.E.C.) in Los Angeles, which broadcast a closed-circuit Cassius Clay boxing match to theaters around the country and thus launched a forerunner of pay-per-view.

After selling H.EC., he founded Electronovision with the forward-thinking idea of videotaping live events and distributing them in theaters. Although the still-nascent videotape technology was barely up to the challenge, Electronovision's first release, "Hamlet" starring Richard Burton, was released on more than 1,000 screens and grossed $3 million.

In 1964, Sargent produced the first filmed rock concert, "The T.A.M.I. Show," which featured the Rolling Stones, the Supremes, James Brown, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry and Marvin Gaye. He also produced a filmed version of the play "Stop the World! I Want to Get Off" and "Harlow," a biopic of Jean Harlow starring Carol Lynley.

An avid electronics experimenter and ham radio operator, Sargent held some 400 patents on tape heads, camera components and other equipment.

His ambitious but often-unrealized schemes included a benefit rock concert called "Stop the War!" with Warren Beatty and producer Frank Mankiewicz, canceled due to pressure from Richard Nixon's White House; and a proposed closed-circuit fight between a man and a great white shark, stopped by the United Nations. He also tried to turn the Super Bowl into a closed-circuit theatrical event, but the NFL pulled out even as the House of Representatives was looking into prohibiting the deal.

Moving to Salt Lake City, Sargent converted a former Mormon church into a state-of-the-art recording studio. Jack Nitzche used the studio to record a portion of his Oscar-nominated score for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Other musicians who recorded at the studio included America, Billy Joel and the Doobie Brothers.

In 1975, Sargent formed Theatrovision and produced the one-man show "Give 'em Hell, Harry!" based on the life of President Harry S. Truman. Taped in front of a live audience, pic grossed $15 million-plus and netted James Whitmore an Oscar best actor nom. Sargent's biggest film hit was 1979's "Richard Pryor Live in Concert."

He invested in numerous Broadway productions, including "Beatlemania," and remounted "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" with Sammy Davis Jr.

Sargent also appeared on numerous TV shows, including "Barnaby Jones," "Cannon" and "Mission Impossible." He was named Showman of the Year by the North American Theater Owners.

Sargent is survived by his wife, Helen, two sisters, a brother, two daughters and three sons. Private services are planned in his hometown of Caddo. Donations may be made to the Bill Sargent Scholarship at USC's Peter Stark Producing Program.

Jake Sargeant
Latter-day Saint. Made the 4-minute experimental film "Detour" (2002), which competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002.
Joe Sasich
Greek Orthodox. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth name: Joseph E. Sasich. Filmmaker. Made the short 14-min. film "Pin Heads," described as "an epic journey into the heart and soul of Olympic pin trading, seen through the eyes of the collectors." "Pin Heads" competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. Made the short 8-min. film "Insanity" in 2001. "Insanity," which was shown at the Salt Lake City Film Festival in 2002, is described thus: "Insanity pays tribute to the sadly missed thrillers and horror films of Hitchcock's time, specifically Psycho. A teen age bot is dropped off at his house. Apparently home alone for the evening, he decides to settle down and watch a movie. He finds Psycho on the counter and realizes he's never seen it before. The boy watches the movie for the first time, taking note of the twists and turns. While the shower scene unfolds, the boy falls asleep, but awakes to a real life nightmare. What's real? Who's who? And why is the front door open?"
Alison Satterlee
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Made the short (14 min.) narrative film "Sticks and Stones," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is about a man who learns that his girlfriend's roommate is a lesbian.
Ivan Saunders
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Leadman for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002), the feature film "Drive Me Crazy" (1999) and the TV movie "Absence of the Good" (1999). Set dresser for the TV movies "Divided by Hate" (1997) and "The Maldonado Miracle" (2003), and the feature film "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997). Set decorator for the Feature Films For Families movie "Return to the Secret Garden" (2000) and the feature film "The Crow: Salvation" (2000).
Alisa Saville
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based actress. Hometown: Topeka, Kansas. Birth name: Alisa Mary Saville. Student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Appeared on stage in Savior of the World at the Conference Center Theatre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Appeared in supporting or lead roles at Lawrence Community Theatre, Washburn Rural High School and Helen Hocker Theatre in Fiddler On The Roof; Once Upon A Mattress; Cash on Delivery; Hansel & Gretel the Opera.
Brandon Sawyer
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Director of the short films "The Adventures of Roger's Genuine Corinthian Leather Wallet" (1999), "The Misadventures of Roger's Wallet" and "Apocalypse Mutual."
Dennis Saylor
Born 1950, Salt Lake City, Utah. Had a major role as the father, Morgan Richards, in the Latter-day Saint-themed short film "A Pioneer Miracle" (2003), sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Bit part actor has appeared in at least 15 films, all or most of them shot in Utah, including: The Maldonado Miracle (2003); Partners in Crime (2000); Absence of the Good (1999); The Runner (1999); Anya's Bell (1999); Divided by Hate (1997); Money Plays (1997); Coyote Summer (1996); The Paper Brigade (1996); Unabomber: The True Story (1996); The Undercover Kid (1996); Just Like Dad (1995); Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (1992); and Blind Witness (1989). Has also appeared on at least 7 episodes of "Touched by an Angel," which is filmed in Utah.
Rory Scanlon
Latter-day Saint. BA, Brigham Young University, 1972. MFA, University of Illinois, 1984; Emphases: Set and Costume Design, Costume History, Lighting Design. Costume designer. Faculty member at Brigham Young University (BYU). Designed the puppets for "The Children's Video Songbook, Vol. 1: My Heavenly Father's World" (1990) and "The Children's Video Songbook Vol. 2: I Am a Child of God" (1991), sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Bio from BYU Theatre & Media Arts department:
Rory Scanlon received his design and theatre training from Idaho State University, Brigham Young University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His professional credits include television productions with Hasbro, General Foods and Disney, an artist-in-residency with Mark Medoff. His current research into garments of the Old Testament and Book of Mormon, has led to his redesign of over 1000 costumes on the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York. Rory's first book with Costume Fashion Press in New York, entitled Costume Design Graphics was released in 2001. He is currently a Professor at Brigham Young University where he is also Director of the Division of Design and Production.
Bio from BYU (
Rory Scanlon completed his MFA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984. His professional credits include television productions with Hasbro, General Foods and Disney. Rory's professional theatre projects include an artist-in-residency with Mark Medoff working on Stefanie Hero, scenic designer for the Utah Sesquicentennial project Barefoot to Zion and production designer for Michael McLean's new musical The Ark. He just completed the historical research and construction of ancient costumes for displays at the Temple Square Visitors' Centers in Salt Lake City for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A regular invited Guest Lecturer and Keynote Speaker for RMUSITT, RMTA, UTA and ACTF, Rory has been on the BYU faculty in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts for the past seventeen years. He recently released his first book with Costume Fashion Press in New York, entitled Costume Design Graphics, this past February, and is currently working with his publisher on his next book to be released in Spring 2002. He is married to Deanna Conrad Scanlon, a BYU graphic design student, and they enjoy the challenge of raising their five very active children.

John Schaefer
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Still photographer for the films "Teenage Bonnie and Klepto Clyde" (1993), "Promised Land" (1988) and "Some Girls" (1988). Architectural supervisor for "Hurry Sundown" (1967). Small on-screen role in the short film "House Blend" (2001).
Michael L. Schaertl
Latter-day Saint (convert). Lives in Provo, Utah with his wife, Janet. Sometimes credited as: Michael Schaertl; Mike Schaertl. Writer, producer and director of the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Christmas Mission" (1999), starring Corbin Allred. Producer and director of the short film "High School Spirits" (1988). Director of "Once Upon a Time." Writer/producer/director of "Just Kids." Director and co-writer (with Neil LaBute) of "Beware! Ghosts!!" (1986). Assistant director of Bob Williams video adaptation of the popular Latter-day Saint-themed musical "Saturday's Warrior" (1989). Director of photography (cinematographer) of "Perilous Journey" (1984), a fact-based Western family adventure about 1856 Latter-day Saint pioneers, the Pucell family. Cinematographer of numerous TV series, including: 20/20 Downtown; 20/20; Touched by an Angel; Dateline NBC; Rescue 911; Primetime Live; Runaway with the Rich and Famous; Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Camera operator for the WB TV series "Everwood" (2002-2003). Camera operator or second unit director of photography on numerous feature films and TV movies, including: Just a Dream (2001); Before He Wakes (1998); Zack and Reba (1998); Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! (1998); Meet the Deedles (1998); Dumb & Dumber (1994); Neon City (1992); Windwalker (1980). 1st assistant camera and gaffer for the short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), about Latter-day Saint pioneers. 1st assistant camera for the direct-to-video musical adaptation of stories from the Book of Mormon, "Liken The Scriptures: I Will Go and Do" (2003). Was a speaker at the Fourth Annual Mormon Writers Conference, held in Lehi, Utah on 2 November 2002, at which he was one of the presenters of a session titled "When You Wish Upon A Star--How to Sell Your Books and Stories to Hollywood."
Clark Schaffer
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah. Previously lived in Los Angeles, California. Sometimes credited as: Clark Shaffer. Chief model maker for the box office hit "Speed" (1994). Working at Grant McCune Design, he was a model maker for such movies as "Sphere" (1998), "Daylight" (1996) and "The Long Kiss Goodnight" (1996). Has worked on over 30 major feature films as a model maker and visual special effects artist. Miniature/Model VFX specialist for Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie. Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (
If you've been to the theater, seen a video, or watched TV in the last ten years, then you are already familiar with Clark's work! Clark has worked for Paramount, Universal, Warner Brothers and ALL the major studios creating some of Hollywood's most dramatic scenes.

Clark is an experienced director, art director, chief model maker, foreman, designer, illustrator, sculptor and painter. He has worked on more than 30 major motion pictures, over 100 television commercials and has been featured in many industry publications and books.

Some of Clark's film credits include: Star Trek, Generations, Batman Returns, Speed, Die Hard, Free Jack, Dracula, Cliffhanger, The Mighty Ducks II, Blankman, Mortal Kombat, Batman Forever, Larger Than Life, Executive Decision, The Long Kiss Goodnight, A Smile Like Yours, Daylight, Dantes' Peak, US Marshals, Sphere, X-Files, U-571, Deep Blue Sea, Mystery Men, Red Planet and Batman and Robin.

Don Schain
Sometimes credited as: Donald R. Schain; Donald Schain. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Frequent collaborator with director Blair Treu. Producer of numerous films including: Little Secrets (2002), Just in Time (1997), Coyote Summer (1996), The Paper Brigade (1996), Wish Upon a Star (1996), Windrunner (1995), The Goodbye Bird (1993), Alan & Naomi (1992), Catch Me If You Can (1989), Slipping Into Darkness (1988). Producer of the TV movies Double Teamed (2002), Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000), Just Like Dad (1996), Chains of Gold (1991). Line producer of: Nobody's Baby (2001); Partners in Crime (2000); The Runner (1999); Stranger Than Fiction (1999). Most of these are family films, and most (or all) of them were made in Utah. Earlier in his career Schain was the writer/director of a string of R-rated or X-rated "T & A" films, including: Too Hot to Handle (1976); Girls Are for Loving (1973); The Abductors (1972); A Place Called Today (1972); Ginger (1971). Also the director of "Love Object" (1970) and the producer of H.O.T.S. (1979), which carried the rather upfront alternative title "T & A Academy."
Dell Schanze
Latter-day Saint. Better known, and frequenly credited as: Superdell. Hyperactive TV pitchman for his own computer company, Totally Awesome Computers. Cameo appearance as a Star Trek fan in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002).
Mary-Cristina Schaub
Born 22 September 1981 in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Mary Cristina Schaub; Christina Schaub. Actress. Had a major role in the short film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmore Story" (1996), made at BYU and LDS Motion Picture Studio, and funded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Did voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). Small roles in the movie "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997) and the TV movie "The Avenging Angel" (1995).
Sarah Schaub
Latter-day Saint. Born 13 June 1983, Salt Lake City, Utah. Actress best known for her starring role as "Dinah Greene" on the TV series "Promised Land" (1996-1999). Won 2 Young Artist Awards (out of 4 nominations) for her work on "Promised Land." Also received an ensemble Young Artist nomination for "A Home of Our Own" (1993), in which she had the 4th billed role. Major supporting role in Gregory C. Hayne's direct-to-video feature "Heaven or Vegas" (1997), playing Yasmine Bleethe's younger sister. Major supporting roles in the Feature Films For Families productions "In Your Wildest Dreams" (1991) and the animated "Willy the Sparrow" (1989). Supporting roles in the TV miniseries "Nothing Lasts Forever" (1995) and "Stephen King's The Stand (1994), and the TV movie "The Avenging Angel" (1995). Small part in Blair Treu's TV movie "Just Like Dad" (1996). TV guest appearances on "Touched by an Angel" and "One West Waikiki."
David Scheerer
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Margene. Writer/director of the documentaries "In Search of Lewis and Clark" (2002), "The Mirror and the Hammer" (2001), and "Yellowstone: America's Eden" (1997). Writer/director the video "Encyclopedia Brown: The Boy Detective: One-Minute Mysteries" (1989) and the short film "The Tumbleweed Kid" (1986). Producer and first assistant director of Kenny Kemp's award-winning direct-to-video short film "Fedora" (1994). Producer of the documentary video "Magic Yellowstone: The Historic 1920s Motion Picture of the Park by Official Photographer Jack Ellis Haynes." Unit production manager and first assistant director for the award-winning BYU student film "Wildest Dreams" (1986), also directed by Kenny Kemp.
Margene Scheerer
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Bozeman, Montana with her husband, filmmaker David Scheerer. She was the script supervisor for the award-winning short film "Fedora" (1994), which was produced by David Scheerer. She also appeared on screen as an extra in the film.
Luke Schelhaas
Evangelical. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Went to high school in Sioux Center, Iowa. Attended the semester-long Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC) in the fall of 1996, thus closing his college career. (The LAFSC is offered by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, an Evangelical Protestant organization.) From 1997 to 2003 he worked on the crew of the long-running network TV series "Touched by an Angel." Climbed from production assistant in 1997 to writer's assistant (1999) to story editor (2001) and finally to producer (2002-2003). Wrote four episodes and shares writing credits on at least five others. Writer and producer of the short (16 min., 39 sec.) film "Water with Food Coloring" (2001) which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival and in other festivals. The film, written by Luke Schelhaas, is described thus: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, unless you're an actor - in which case it's entirely up to the casting director." Appeared on screen as a bartender in "Water with Food Coloring." Has written a feature-length screenplay Icarus Drowning.
Ellen Schiess
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Photographer. Still photographer for Eric Hendershot's "Clubhouse Detectives" (1996). Location scout for Blair Treu's TV movie "Just Like Dad" (1996), the major feature film "Dumb & Dumber" (1994), an the TV series "Touched by an Angel." Location manager for Craig Clyde's independent film "Heaven Sent" (1994). IMDb credits her as an actress in Axel Bold's TV movie "Kevin Barry Love O'Ree" (2002). Location assistant for Leucadia's "Breaking Free" (1995).
Paul Schiess
Assistant prop master for the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1991).
Mike Schlappi
Latter-day Saint. Writer and star of the inspirational autobiographical documentary "Mike Schlappi: If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out." Profile Page
Todd Schlopy
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Robert Todd Schlopy. Numerous first assistant camera and steadicam operator movie credits include: Biker Boyz (2003); The Rookie (2002); Swordfish (2001); Hollow Man (2000); The Parent Trap (1998); Starship Troopers (1997); Air Force One (1997); Raven Hawk (1996); Just Like Dad (1996); Ski Patrol (1990); The Stand.
Nikki Schmutz
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah. Also known as: Nikki Anne Schmutz. Co-screenwriter, with Michael Buster and Willow Leigh Jones, of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Author of the "Out of Step" novelization and the unrelated novel Found (2002).
Kari Schneider
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based actress and dancer. Identical twin with her sister Lisha, both graduates of Brigham Young University. Was a cheerleader at BYU. Appeared as a mime/dancer on an episode of "Touched By An Angel." Appeared on the Jenny Jones talk show on the episode "America's Sexiest Twins." Appeared on the TV show "Safety Kids." Appeared in commercials: Tree House (Love Productions), Dot Com (Cosmic Productions), IBM Tivioli. Appeared on stage at the Starlight Theater in San Diego, California in Evita; Annie; Oklahoma; Music Man.
Lisha Schneider
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based actress and dancer. Identical twin with her sister Kari, both graduates of Brigham Young University. Was a cheerleader at BYU. Appeared as a mime/dancer on an episode of "Touched By An Angel." Appeared on the Jenny Jones talk show on the episode "America's Sexiest Twins." Appeared on the TV show "Safety Kids." Appeared in commercials: Tree House (Love Productions), Dot Com (Cosmic Productions), IBM Tivioli. Appeared on stage at the Starlight Theater in San Diego, California in Evita; Annie; Oklahoma; Music Man.
Jamie Schock
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Small role as a football player in "The Creator's Game" (1999), an independent feature-length film about lacrosse made mostly by BYU students. Performed on stage at the University of Oregon. Bit part as a German officer in the NBC miniseries "Uprising." Played a stockman/mobster in "Religious Intolerance," a film made at LDS Motion Picture Studios. Day player in the TNT television movie "Not In This Town" (1997). Day player in "Nature's Sleep," an infomercial. Featured extra in the TV miniseries "Firestarter: Rekindled" (2002). Stand-in in the independent film "Christmas in the Clouds." Appeared in a Chevy Suburban commercial. Was a skier in the Utah Winter Games. Featured skier during the World Synchronized Skiing Championships, Vail, Colorado, broadcast on the Outdoor Life Network. Broadcasting from Deer Valley, Utah, he appeared on KTVX Channel 4 in Utah during the Closing Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Has been a print model as a skier for Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. Schock is the Director of Operations of the Utah Spiders, a women's soccer team that is part of the United States Amateur Soccer Association.
Micah Schow
Born 23 September 1991, Orem, Utah. Actor. Supporting role as "Gregory" in Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002). IMDb bio:
Micah Schow was born in Orem, Utah in 1991 to Einar and Brenda Schow. He is currently being home-schooled. Micah has always shown an artistic flare, with a penchant for music, poetry and acting. He enjoys singing both solo and in a choir setting, and has an exceptional singing voice. He plays the piano and enjoys composing his own music. He loves playing with his dog Butch and his 3 siblings, Christopher, Jesse and Kiley Jo. Other favorite hobbies include camping, fishing, skiing and computer games - especially the strategic ones. He also enjoys a good game of chess. His big break in acting came when he decided to join a community children's play of "The Pirates of Penzanze". Even without any prior experience he earned the role of the Pirate King. His director in this play (also now his agent, Melanie Harding) urged him to audition for the role of Gregory in "Little Secrets" (2001), which he got.

Rick Schroder
Latter-day Saint (convert). Born 13 April 1970 in Staten Island, New York. Also credited as Ricky Schroder. Actor. Best known for his as the child star who had the lead role as "Ricky Stratton" in the 1980s sitcom "Silver Spoons" (1982-1987). Has had lead or major supporting roles in numerous feature films, including "The Champ" (1979); "Poolhall Junkies" (2003); "There Goes My Baby" (1994). Also starred as "Detective Danny Sorenson" on the acclaimed TV series "NYPD Blue" for two and a half years, from 1998 to 2001. Received a Golden Globe Award for his role in "The Champ" (1979) and a Golden Globe nomination for the TV movie "The Stranger Within" (1990). Nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in "NYPD Blue." Nominated seven times for Young Artist Awards, and won three times. Other roles include: Crimson Tide (1995); Lonesome Dove (1989; miniseries); The Lost Battalion (2001; TV movie); The Earthling (1980); Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997; TV movie); The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980). Schroder marked his directorial debut with the feature film "Black Cloud" (2004), which he also wrote and co-starred in. "Black Cloud" received top awards at the Nashville Independent Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, and San Diego Film Festival.
Camile Schroeder
Lives in Alpine, Utah with her husband Roger. Sometimes credited as: Camile Morris; Camille Morris; Camile J. Morris; Camile Schroeder Morris. Costume designer for Richard Dutcher's acclaimed Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Costume designer for the feature films "A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" (1987) and "My Chauffeur" (1986), and the TV movie "Murder at 75 Birch" (1999). Costume designer (key wardrobe) for Martin Andersen's short film "Follow Your Heart" (1998). Costumer for the TV movie "No Laughing Matter" (1998). Wardrobe assistant for the TV movie "Betrayed by Innocence" (1986). Other wardrobe/costume credits include: "Harmful Intent" (CBS), "Siege At Alta View" (CBS), "The Stand" (NBC), "This Boys Life", "And Deliver Them From Evil."
Robert F. Schumacher
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes creditd as: Robert Schumacher. Grip, videographer. Grip (Utah unit) for the feature film "Independence Day" (1996).
Tyler Schwab
Production assistant for Lee Groberg's documentaries "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997) and "American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" (1999).
Nathan Scoll
Latter-day Saint. Wrote the feature-length screenplay "Serpents in the Wild," which received Honorable Mention in the 2002 LDS Film Festival, making it one of the top 6 screenplays out of 25 entries accepted for competition. Producer of the short BYU student film "Sublimating Arthur" (2001).
Angela Scothern
Latter-day Saint. Also known as: Angela M. Scothern. Born in Ogden Utah, 1967. Lives in Ogden, Utah. Instrumentalist (flute, piccolo, viola, violin) and occasional TV/film extra. Brunette. 5 ft. 8 in. Graduate of Weber State University with a degree in Flute Performance. Played flute in the Ogden Concert Band (1991-1998). Played on a CD released by the Mormon Youth Symphony Orchestra circa 1996. Played viola in New American Symphony (1995-2003). Volunteers as a fiddler/violinist (dressed as a Pioneer) at the "This is the Place Monument" Utah State Park. Appears as a fiddler in a historical film that was filmed there in 2004. Played viola and flute for the stage production "I Nephi", 23-25 March 2005, Bountiful, Utah. Played flute and piccolo with the Riverdale City Band at various community functions (2004-2005). Was an extra on the TV series "Touched by an Angel" (1996 and 1998). Extra in the film "Nothing Lasts Forever." Sis. Scothern is always intrested in playing music for film scores and other types of recordings, and in appearing on screen as an extra or actress (playing music or not). Email address:
Larry Scott
Latter-day Saint. Born 12 October 1938, Blackfoot, Idaho. Currently lives in Bountiful, Utah. Famed body builder. Was the very first Mr. Olympia in 1965 and won a second time in 1966 before retiring from bodybuilding. Was nicknamed "The Legend" and is still considered one of the biggest names in bodybuilding. Arnold Scwarzeneggar considered Larry Scott a mentor. Had a cameo appearance as "Biff" the Muscle Man in the 1964 Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello movie "Muscle Beach Party" (1964). Starring in an upcoming documentary about the first Mr. Olympia. Website:
L'Wren Scott
Latter-day Saint (apparently not currently a churchgoer). Born circa 1964. Adopted by parents in Roy, Utah in 1964. Height: 6 foot, 4 inches tall. Raised as a devout Latter-day Saint, and sang in he ward choir as a youth. Attended Roy High School. At the age of 18 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a modelling career. Worked for years in Paris, Milan and London. Was featured in the multi-million dollar "Pretty Polly advertising campaign, directed by David Bailey, which featured her 42-inch legs as the hands ticking around a clock face to the music of the Kinks' 'All Day And All Of The Night'" (article by Barbara Davies, The Mirror, 26 July 2003). Became one of Holllywood's leading fashion stylists. Costume designer for "Mercy" (2000) and "Diabolique" (1996). Designed costumes for Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in "Eyes Wide Shut" and for Val Kilmer in "The Salton Sea." Styled outfits for "Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace." Numerous other credits. Style Designer for the 2000 Academy Awards ceremony. She as recently written and shot two short films, including the 6-minute "Lady's Point of View" (2002). She is currently working on her first feature-length film. In 2003 The Mirror published a detailed biographical article about Scott, which also described her carefree sexual relationship with famed rock star Mick Jagger, a relationship which began circa early 2002.
Michael Scott
Utah-based actor. Supporting roles in the Feature Films For Families (FFFF) video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992) and the movie "The Goodbye Bird" (1993). Small roles in Blair Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1996), the FFFF videos "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993) and "Behind the Waterfall" (1995), and the TV movies "Divided by Hate" (1997) and "Slaughter of the Innocents" (1994).
Robert Scoville
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Utah. On-set dresser for the Feature Films For Families video "Rigoletto" (1993). Boom operator for the short films "A Truce with Death" (1993), about Latter-day Saint pioneers, and "Gold Fever" (1990), both directed by Bill Shira. Swing gang for Martin Andersen's short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002).
Nick Scown
Film student at the University of Utah. Director of the short comedy film "More Than Words," which was shown in 2002 at the Fine Arts Auditorium in Salt Lake City as part of "Persistent Visions," a collection of short Utah-made films. Director of the 2-min., 30-sec. short narrative film "Traveling," which was shown at the Utah Film & Video Center in Salt Lake City in December 2000.
Ali Seable
Latter-day Saint. Lead character in the KBYU-TV documentary "Brides on the Homefront" (2000). Guest Co-host English Salon Universal Studios, China. Other appearances on China Central Television. Has appeared in TV commercials in Utah and Beijing, China. Minor role in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Lead roles in the short independent films "Dark Messiah," "Check Mate" and "Late Conversation." Minior roles in "The Last Clip", "Neckties" (directed by Krisi Church) and "Blind Death." Assistant director and lead actress in the short film "The Y-files." Has done voice over work and dramatic readings for commercials (including Taco Bell), Beijing Foreign Language and Research Press, and for the lead character in the independent film "Blind Death." Theater experience: Played "Feste" in Twelfth Night, Concord, California. Had the lead role in Bumps Screams and Tangos in the Night, at Brigham Young University (BYU). Minor roles and stage chorus in It Came to Pass, the Oakland Temple Pageant. Has done modeling in Beijing China and for Friends Magazine. Skills: Ballet, modern, jazz and ballroom dance. Proficient in French.
Michael Seacy
Latter-day Saint. Writer, producer and director of "Hobee Doo'Bee: Do As I Do," a musical children's video sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Dave Seaman
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: David F. Seaman. Had a supporting role as "Reverend Sanders" (a Church of Christ preacher) in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Day of Defense" (2003). Supporting role as "Dan Lubek" in the feature film "Dumb Luck" (2001), written and directed by Craig Clyde. Played "Willie" in Martin Andersen's inspirational video "Walls" (2001). Bit player as a businessman in the independent feature film "The Way of the Gun" (2000). Background player in episodes of "Touched by an Angel," "Cover Me" and "Under Contract." Appeared in commercials for Mountainstar Medical, Novell, and R.C. Willey playing a doctor, a businessman, and a grandpa.
Robert Seaman
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Bob Seaman; Robert E. Seaman. Prolific television cinematographer (director of photography). Cinematographer of at least 10 TV series: Wasteland, Clueless, Touched by an Angel, Man of the People, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Beverly Hills Buntz, The Twilight Zone, I Had Three Wives, Eye to Eye, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. Cinematographer of the independent feature film "Green Diggity Dog" (2001), which won the Audience Choice Award at the Slamdance Film Festival. Cinematographer of over 40 TV movies, including at least 11 "Perry Mason" movies made between 1991 and 1993, 7 "Columbo" mysteries made in 1989 and 1990, and also: The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003); Brady Bunch in the White House (2002), Right On Track (2002), L.A. Law: The Movie (2002), Double Teamed (2002), Hounded (2001), The Poof Point (2001), Killers in the House (1998), A Child's Cry for Help (1994), A Twist of the Knife (1993), The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (1990), L.A. Law (1986) and Kung Fu: The Movie (1986). Paul Staheli has worked as a production designer alongside cinematographer Robert Seaman on at least 13 TV movies, including 11 "Perry Mason" movies, and also "The Secret Life of Archie's Wife" (1990) and "A Twist of the Knife" (1993).
Kacie Seamons
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Costumer whose credits include the short films "Water with Food Coloring" (2001) and "Alyson's Closet" (1998).
Elizabeth Searles
Documentary television producer in Salt Lake City, Utah. Producer of the PBS documentaries "Remembering Uncle Golden" and "On the Road With J. Golden Kimball" (about the beloved and irascable Latter-day Saint general authority J. Golden Kimball). Producer of the PBS documentaries "Salt Lake City - Once Upon A Time" (1998) and "Gathered in Time" (1997). Producer of "A Utah Celebration with Lex de Azavedo." Producer of the Utah TV series "Barberi's Whine Celler" (1987).
Marnie Sears
Lives in Kearns, Utah. Set construction/design.
Timothy Sedor
Latter-day Saint. Producer of the Latter-day Saint scriptural documentary videos "Discovering the Valley of Lemuel, "Discovering the Land of Bountiful", "Discovering Nephi's Harbor" and "The Jaredites."
Shane Seggar
Latter-day Saint. Samoan. Sometimes credited as: Shane Pulusi Seggar; Shane Segar. Former starter for the men's rugby team at Brigham Young University (BYU). Graduated from the BYU Film program. Coaches women's rugby. Second assistant director for the direct-to-video movie "Horse Crazy" (2001). Second second assistant director for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Key Grip Swing for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). As an actor, Seggar had the 5th-billed role as the "Rich Young Man" in the short film "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath" (1997), made by BYU students at LDS Motion Picture Studios. Has a brief uncredited appearance on-screen in "The Singles Ward" (mentioned on the DVD commentary track) as a hefty woman dancing at the singles dance. Production assistant for the KBYU PBS documentary "The Call of Story" (2002).
Bill Sell
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Production coordinator. Production office coordinator for the TV movie "The Ballad of Lucy Whipple" (2001). Production coordinator for the TV movie "Detention: The Siege at Johnson High" (1997).
Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Latter-day Saint (convert, but now no longer a churchgoer). Also known as: Chuck Sellier. Founder and head of Sunn Classic Pictures in Sunn Valley, Utah, which produced dozens of feature films, videos and TV movies during the 1970s and 1980s. Sellier's name is not well known today, but his influence is immense. Many Utah and Latter-day Saint actors, directors and other film and television workers started their successful careers working on Sellier's pictures. Sellier was also one of the original financial backers of the Sundance Film Festival, providing funding that may have saved the event from extinction in its early years. One of Sellier's best known properties was the modern-day mountain man Grizzly Adams. He produced the feature film "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" (1975), and then produced the same-titled TV series. Sellier directed: The Annihilators (1985); Snowballing (1984); In Search of a Golden Sky (1984); Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984); Encounter with Disaster (1979) and the TV movie "The Capture of Grizzly Adams" (1982). Sellier wrote the theatrically-released feature documentaries "The Lincoln Conspiracy" (1977), "In Search of Noah's Ark" (1977) and "In Search of Historic Jesus" (1980). These are some of the top-grossing documentaries in American history, taking in over $75 million at the U.S. box office. Sellier also wrote "Guardian of the Wilderness" (1977), "Adventures of Frontier Fremont" (1976) and the TV movie "The Capture of Grizzly Adams" (1982). Sellier was most prolific as a producer. He produced at least 30 feature films, TV movies and videos, including: The Boogens (1981); Earthbound (1981); Legend of the Wild (1981); Hangar 18 (1980); Beyond Death's Door (1979); Beyond and Back (1978); The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena (1977); The Miracle and Wonder of Prayer; Knight Rider 2000 (1991); Desperado (1987); The Fall of the House of Usher (1982); The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980); The Deerslayer (1978); Greatest Heroes of the Bible (1978); The Time Machine (1978); Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978); Last of the Mohicans (1977). James L. Conway often directed Sellier's films. Conway would go on to become a major TV director, directing many "Star Trek" episodes, including "Broken Bow", the pilot episode of "Enterprise" in 2001. Sellier often used the "Four Walls" distribution method prevalent in the early 1970s. (Four-Walling is renting the "four walls" of the theater for a period of days or weeks. The theater is paid a flat rental fee, and the distributor, who does all of the promotion, keeps most of the proceeds from the tickets.)
Peter Semelka
Latter-day Saint. Cinematographer of the video "Little Voices: Celebrating the Family" (2000), sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Doug Seus
Lives in Heber, Utah with his wife, fellow animal wrangler Lynne Seus. Sometimes credited as: R. Doug Seus; Doug Seuss. Company: Doug Seus' Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife (25 years in the business, home of the recently deceased Bart the Bear, perhaps the most famous movie star bear in history). Doug Seus was the animal trainer (including bear, wolf, coyote, falcon, deer) for numerous movies, including: Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), Meet the Deedles (1998), The Edge (1997), Dead Man's Walk (1996 miniseries), Legends of the Fall (1994), On Deadly Ground (1994), Stay Tuned (1992), White Fang (1991), Disorganized Crime (1989), L' Ours (1988, a.k.a. "The Bear"), The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), Baker's Hawk (1976), The Great Outdoors. He was the bear stunt coordinator or performed bear stunts for "Dr. Dolittle 2" (2001), "The Edge" (1997), "Legends of the Fall" (1994), "Windwalker" (1980). Doug and his wife Lynne star in the TV documentary "Growing Up Grizzly" (2001), narrated by Brad Pitt. Also has a cameo appearance on screen in "Dr. Dolittle 2" (2001). Website:
Lynne Seus
Lives in Heber, Utah with her husband, fellow animal wrangler Doug Seus. Company: Doug Seus' Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife. Lynne Seus is credited as a bear trainer for the feature films "Meet the Deedles" (1998), "The Edge" (1997), "Legends of the Fall" (1994) and "L' Ours" (1988). Wolf trainer for "Stay Tuned" (1992) and "White Fang" (1991). She and her husband star in the TV documentary "Growing Up Grizzly" (2001), narrated by Brad Pitt. She is also credited as an actress in the film "Mountain Charlie" (1982). Website:
Rhonda Sevey
Lives in Orem, Utah. Choreographer for Blair Treu's "Wish Upon a Star" (1996). Utah Dance Academy.
Cameron Sevy
Latter-day Saint. Actor who had small roles in a number of Church films, including "The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000) and the video "Mountain of the Lord." Has a small role as Oliver Cowdrey in "Fourth Witness: The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996).

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