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Shunichi Yamamoto
Art director for Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992).
Jason Yancy
Latter-day Saint. Student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Art department intern for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Played a fairy in the March 1999 BYU production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Kim Smith Yandow
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Kim Smith; Kim Smith Lanham. Former America Junior Miss. Primarily known as a dancer, dancer instructor and choreographer. Director of Deseret Dance Theater. As an actress, had a major role as a mother in the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Christmas Mission" (1999). Was the choreographer of the direct-to-video film adaptation of the influential Latter-day Saint musical "Saturday's Warrior" (1989). Also had a small on-screen role in "Saturday's Warrior." Appears as a dancer in the feature film "A Chorus Line" (1985).
Derryl Yeager
Latter-day Saint. Education: MFA, University of Utah. Dancer and choreographer. Former member of Ballet West. Currently the artistic director of Odyssey Dance Theatre. Has had minor film roles. Played a dancer in the movie "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1985). Had larger roles as a coach in the TV movies "Whose Daughter Is She?" (1995) and as the historic Alexander Hamilton in the PBS vilm "A More Perfect Union: American Becomes A Nation" (1989). Along with Nicholas J. Gasdik, Yeager developed a deal with Del Rey and Fresco Pictures to adapt Orson Scott Card's romantic fantasy novel Enchantment to film, although this project is far from being actualized. One of the artists featured in the PBS series "Artists in Zion." Bio from "Artists in Zion" website (
As a professional dancer for over two decades Derryl Yeager has had experience in evey style and medium. Originally from Amarillo, Texas, he came to the University of Utah and received his BFA and MFA while becoming a principle dancer with Ballet West. He then went on to perform in several Broadway Shows such as Aof five children is a testament to the depth of his talent and abilities.

As a choreographer he has also worked in every style and medium by choreographing music videos for such stars as Stevie Nicks and Julio Iglesias, numerous successful and crowd pleasing ballets for professional and semi-professional ballet companies, Equity Theatre musicals such as Pippin and South Pacific, and several film and television projects that has included the major television miniseries The Stand by Stephen King. He also has choreographed for the Utah Shakespeare Festival and at Tuacahn near St. George.

As director and teacher he has been on the faculty at two major universities and was Artistic Director of the Theatre Ballet at Brigham Young University for two years. As Co-Artistic Director of Center Stage Performing Arts Studios in Orem, he has helped develop one of the finest dance studios in the state of Utah.

With Odyssey Dance Theatre, Mr. Yeager brings all of his experience and talent to bear to create a truly exciting and innovative company that produces works that range from the timely to the timeless. Odyssey Dance Theatre has been a hit in Utah around the United States and in Europe.

Brett Yoder
Utah-based teen actor. Supporting role in the Disney TV movie "The Luck of the Irish" (2001).
Blaine Yorgason
Latter-day Saint. Birth name: Blaine M. Yorgason. One of the most popular authors ever to write for the Latter-day Saint fiction market. Frequent collaborator with his brother Brent Yorgason. Co-author (with Brent) of the novel Chester, I Love You, and co-writer of the screenplay adaptation which became the TV movie "The Thanksgiving Promise" (1986). This telepic's screenplay was co-written by Glenn L. Anderson, Craig Holyoak, and Peter N. Johnson. It was directed by Beau Bridges, who also starred. Blaine Yorgason also wrote the novel and co-wrote the screenplay (with Ray Goldrup) that was the basis of the feature film "Windwalker," the most successful dramatic feature directed by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Kieth Merrill. "Windwalker" has been cited as the first feature film made in Native American languages, and the first feature film about Native Americans set before the arrival of Europeans. Yorgason is in talks with filmmakers about adapting one of his best known novels to film: Charlie's Monument. Other books written by Yorgason include: From Orphaned Boy to Prophet of God: The Story of Joseph F. Smith; Gabriel's Well; Girl at the Crossing; Humble Servant, Spiritual Giant: The Story of Harold B. Lee; In Search of Steenie Bergman; One Tattered Angel: A Touching True Story of the Power of Love; Secrets; Seven Days for Ruby; Simeon's Touch; Spiritual Survival in the Last Days; The Shadow Taker; The Soderberg Saga; To Soar with the Eagle; Warm Spirit and the "Hearts Afire" series (At All Hazards; Fort on the Firing Line; Curly Bill's Gift).
Brent Yorgason
Latter-day Saint. Birth name: Brenton G. Yorgason. One of the most popular authors ever to write for the Latter-day Saint fiction market. Frequent collaborator with his brother Blaine Yorgason. Co-author with his brother Blaine of the novel Chester, I Love You, which was adapted to the TV movie "The Thanksgiving Promise" (1986), directed by and starring Beau Bridges. Other books by Brent Yorgason include: The Carpenter's Son; All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Primary; Discovering Life's Treasures; Cherished Intimacy; Dating; From Darkness into Light; Grandma's Apple Tree; The Last Stagecoach Robbery; Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon; On Wings of Love; Paradise Creek: A Love Story that Will Capture Your Heart; Quiet miracles : a true story of love and courage; Romance in Marriage: Spicing It Up; Seven Days for Ruby; Spiritual Survival in the Last Days; Standing Tall: The Shawn Bradley Story; The Garrity Test; The Soderberg Saga; The Wings of Words; Writing and Publishing a Book Made Easy; Ty: The Ty Detmer Story; Understanding Death's Passage: A Companion to Grandma's Apple Tree.
Masako Yoshimoto
Born 20 October 1943, Honolulu, Hawai. Died 6 September 1998, Richfield, Utah. Birth name: Darlene Yoshimoto. One film credit: a small part in "Girls! Girls! Girls!" (1962), starring Elvis Presley. IMDb: As "Masako", released a jazz-flavored album on Mahalo Records (M-3004) in 1961. She sang in English, Japanese, and Hawaiian. Co-founded Meadows Private School in Summerlin, Nevada.
Bryan Young
Non-LDS. Lives in Utah County. Along with Elias Pate and Paul Green, Bryan Young is one of the three brash, young co-founders of the Utah County-based film production company Shinebox Motion Pictures. A frequent collaborator with director Kels Goodman, Young was an assistant director on Goodman's Latter-day Saint-themed epic feature film "Handcart" (2002). Before that, Young worked as a grip on Goodman's "Y2K: A Comedy" (2001). Assistant director of the short film "Keeper of the Earth." Co-writer/co-director (along with Elias Pate) of the low-budget feature science fiction film "Missy" (2000), which was produced by Kels Goodman. "Missy" was released on DVD in 2003. Writer/director of the short films "The Dollar" and "Executive Attendant." Producer of the never-finished dramatic feature "Infidelity" (2002). Young and his Shinebox colleagues are currently working on their latest feature film, "Standing 8."
Connie Young
Latter-day Saint. Played "Cammie", the lead actress (2nd-billed role) in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature comedy "The Singles Ward" (2002). The main character (played by Will Swenson) is a lapsed ward member who is attracted to Connie Young's character, the ward's activities chairperson. Bio from "The Singles Ward" DVD:
Connie was featured on "Touched by an Angel" with Debbie Reynolds in October of 2001. Her highlights include several local shows and commercials. She's been acting for over twenty years on stage and film. She also has fourteen years of dance experience. She was a spokesperson for Marine Products, NextVoice, and Bath and Body Works. She's currently working on a film called "Love Thy Neighbor."
In 2002 became an instructor at AND ACTION! Actors Studio in Salt Lake City. Bio from AND ACTION! (
Connie Young began performing at the age of three which lead to the "Best Youth Performer in Utah" at age eleven. Her experience as a child and teen actor really allows her to connect with young talent. She's been featured in a variety of commercials as well as serving as spokesperson for various product lines. Her work with Robert Redford at the Sundance Film Lab lead to critical acclaim and she's been most recently been seen as the female lead in "The Singles Ward."

Frank Young
Latter-day Saint. Grandson of President Brigham Young, 2nd president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prolific Hollywood cinematographer who photographed at least 28 films, including: Oranges and Lemons (1923); Smithy (1924); On the Front Page (1926); Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925); Pick and Shovel (1923); Wandering Papas (1925). Virtually all of these films were short comedies. At least 27 of Young's films starred or were directed by Stan Laurel (of "Laurel & Hardy" fame). Four of Young's films featured Oliver Hardy as an actor: Wandering Papas (1926); Why Girls Say No (1927); Wild Papa (1925); Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925). Frank Young portrayed his grandfather in the independent and nationally distributed documentary "One Hundred Years of Mormonism" (1913), which was the first feature length documentary ever made, and only the sixth feature film made in the United States. Young also did some special effects work, including work on "Broadway Limited" (1941).
Heather Young
Latter-day Saint. Born 1 April 1945. Birth name: Patricia York. Actress. Best known for her starring role as "Betty Hamilton" on the science fiction TV series "Land of the Giants" (1968-1970). TV guest appearances include: Felony Squad; The Time Tunnel; Batman; Judd for the Defence; Insight; Oh, Nurse; Galactica 1980. Had a supporting role in the TV movie "In Name Only" (1969) and a small part in the feature film "A Guide for the Married Man" (1967). Young retired from Hollywood while still quite successful and returned to Utah. She now using her original birth name (Patricia York) and has written "Jane Eyre: The Musical", plus multiple children's stories and a CD "Quiet... Before the Storm."
Jason Young
Production assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002).
Jerry Young
Utah-based senior actor. Has trained with Anne Sward-Hansen. Has appeared as a walk on actor in multiple episodes of "Touched by an Angel" and "Cover Me," playing a doctor, a businessman, a city councilman, a waiter, and a driver. Has a small role as a referee in the movie "Pool Hall Junkies" (2002). Walk on role in "Dumb Luck" (2001). Speaks as an endorser for a "Dale Despain for Congress" political commercial. Has done significant radio and voice-over work, including narration, training materials, and political interviews. Has acted on stage in Plain and Fancy in Los Angeles, Calif. and in the lead role ("Jedediah Cutler") in Promised Valley in Seattle, Washington.
Kathryn Young
Latter-day Saint. Student at Brigham Young Univesity. Director of the short documentary film "Never Me," about sexual assault on college campuses.
La Monte Young
Latter-day Saint (apparently non-practicing). Born 14 October 1935 in Bern, Idaho. Alternative spellings: LaMonte Young; LaMont Young; La Mont Young. Accomplished composer. Composer of the soundtrack music for many of of Andy Warhol's earliest films: "Sleep" (1963, essentially 321 minutes of a man sleeping), "Kiss" (1963, a 50-minute series of three and a half minute scenes of various people kissing), "Eat" (1963) and "Haircut" (1963). Appears in Peter Sempel's documentary "Jonas at the Ocean" (2001), which profiles Lithuanian filmmaker Jonas Mekas. Young's official website: Jeremy Grimshaw wrote about La Monte Young (
A devoted Latter-day Saint until his early adulthood, Young retained certain conceptual paradigms from Mormonism even after abandoning most Mormon religious practices; these paradigms would reappear in various terminological adaptations and spiritual contexts throughout his career. Below I offer an examination of Young's music that will seek to problematize common generalizations regarding his musical and philosophical influences by considering his work within the context of Mormon thought. In doing so, I do not mean simply to replace one originary myth with another, but rather to demonstrate the extent to which polar models such as "Eastern" and "Western" (which, at best, contrive to fabricate the Exotic, and worst, seek to indict the Other), impose a false sense of opposition or incompatibility between perceived worldviews. This, I hope, will suggest a new way in which to connect Young's biography with his compositional practices and the meanings he projects onto them -- not by pitting polarities against each other, but by exploring the affinities shared by seemingly distant cosmologies. Ultimately, after examining these strands of influence, I will consider his music -- and the dialogue with which he surrounds it -- in rather pragmatic terms: Where and of what kind is Young's Heaven, and how exactly does he plan to get us there?
Excerpt from bio at
The first composer to have created music made up entirely of long sustained tones and arguably the founder of the "minimalist" musical style, though his work bears little resemblence to that of later, better-known figures such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Terry Riley.

Raised a Mormon, Young claims that the first sound he can remember hearing was wind whistling through the Idaho log cabin he was born in, and that during childhood he became fascinated by the humming of step-down power transformers and telephone poles (sounds which would clearly influence him later in life). In 1940 his family moved to LA, where he tapdanced and performed "cowboy songs" to earn money. Later, in high school and college (UCLA and UC Berkeley), he joined several jazz groups playing alto sax (and apparently had a fan in Ornette Coleman). However, by 1957 he had abandoned jazz in favor of his compositional studies.

Bio by Jason Ankeny from (
One of the principal architects of the minimalist aesthetic, La Monte Young was among the true innovators of 20th century music, his rejection of traditional melody and structure in favor of hypnotic drone epics influencing not only the avant-garde music created in his wake but also proving seminal in the development of punk, Krautrock and ambient. Young was born in Bern, Idaho in 1935, beginning his studies of the alto saxophone at age seven. After the family relocated to Los Angeles, in high school he played alongside the likes of Don Cherry and Billy Higgins, continuing his exploration of European classical and contemporary composition at Los Angeles City College and later UCLA. In time, Young also began delving into the classic musics of India and Japan; the barren atmospheres evoked by the music of Anton Webern were another key influence.

In 1959, Young composed Trio for Strings, regularly cited as the earliest work in the minimalist canon; the piece, with its emphasis on lengthy, sustained tones -- intercut with equally extended rests -- baffled his professors at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the wake of several other similarly controversial projects he relocated to New York City. There he studied electronic music, in time joining Fluxus, a loose confederacy of conceptual artists -- among them John Cage, George Macuinas, George Brecht and Yoko Ono -- dedicated to re-establishing the arts in new and different contexts. In 1962, Young first began to conceive of the Dream House, a continual sound and light environment related to his composition The Four Dreams of China; the project remained in limbo for some years to follow, but was a clear forerunner of the principle to guide his subsequent career -- music with no beginning and no end.

At the same time, Young became obsessed with notions of tuning, specifically that of Just Intonation, a system in which all of the intervals can be represented by ratios of whole numbers, with a clear preference for the smallest numbers compatible with a given musical purpose. He soon set up an improvisational group including his wife, the visual artist Marian Zazeela, guitarist Billy Name (later one of the regulars at Andy Warhol's Factory) and percussionist Angus MacLise; enormously influential within the downtown NYC underground scene, the ensemble's live appearances closely mirrored the principles of Young's latest compositional work, with pieces becoming so epic in scope that performances -- while typically lasting for hours at a time -- still represented only a fraction of the project as a whole.

By 1963, the group's line-up included Young and Zazeela on voice-drones, Tony Conrad on violin and John Cale on viola; variously dubbed the Theatre of Eternal Music and the Dream Syndicate, the ensemble's collective input pushed Young's ideals to their logical conclusion -- sustaining notes for hours at a time, their improvised dissections of specific harmonic intervals rejected the compositional process altogether, instead elaborating shared performance concepts. Upon disbanding in 1965, Conrad, Young and Cale all later staked claim to authoring of the "Eternal Music" aesthetic; Young also held on to the group's live tapes. Regardless, his music from that point on remained pointed in the direction of infinity -- The Tortoise, His Dreams and Journeys, a work tuned to the pitch of his pet turtle's aquarium motor, was begun in 1964 but its theoretical evolution continues into the present, each performance a part of a greater whole.

By the beginning of the 1970s, Young's approach to eternal music required tours of six to eight players, slide projectionists, a technician and over two tons of electronic equipment; needing a week for set-up time alone, these multi-media Dream House installations then remained intact for another week, with sine-wave generators and shifting light patterns creating continuous sounds and images throughout the residency. By 1973, his focus was a piece titled The Well-Tuned Piano, an installation which required at least a month of tuning and practicing in the intended performance space prior to its public debut; as the work developed, Young's performances grew from a standard three-hour duration to well over four. He also returned to his earlier works -- a Dream House installation of The Tortoise, mounted in New York, ran continuously from 1979 to 1985.

Rarely recorded throughout much of his career, Young signed to Gramavision in 1987, with a flurry of releases -- The Well-Tuned Piano, The Second Dream of the High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China and Just Stompin', a raga-blues effort recorded with his Forever Blues Band, among them -- soon appearing. Still, throughout his career Young remained a largely shadowy figure, often discussed (his connection to the nascent Velvet Underground the most common point of reference) but seldom heard; his influence on the rise of ambient music and drone-rock is undeniable, yet almost subliminal. Undaunted, he continued composing and performing regularly into the 1990s, with his latter-day works including The Lower Map of the Eleven's Division in the Romantic Symmetry and Chronos Kristalla.

Excerpt from official website (
EXPERIENCE: Composer, 1954- ; Performer, 1954- ; Lecturer, 1959- ; Instructor, 1959- ; Artistic Dir., MELA Foundation, NYC 1985- ; Mus. Dir., 6 Harrison Street Dream House Project of Dia Art Foundation, NYC 1975-1985; Instructor, Admin. Dir., Kirana Center for Indian Classical Music, NYC 1971- ; Dir., The Theatre of Eternal Music, NYC 1962- ; Member, Advisory Committee, Zeitgeist, 1991- ; Artistic Consultant, Fluxus Section, "The Roots of Modernism" Exhibition, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, W.Germany, 1988; Member, Advisory Board, Just Intonation Network, SF 1987- ; Member, Advisory Board, Meet the Composer, 1974- ; Member, Advisory Council, Independent Electronic Music Center, Trumansburg, NY 1967-1968; Music Editor, S.M.S., NYC 1968; Editor, Co-Publisher, An Anthology (NYC 1963); Dir., Concert Series at Yoko Ono's Studio, NYC 1960-1961; Mus. Dir., The Ann Halprin Dance Company, Kentfield, CA, 1959-1960; Teaching Assistant, Music Dept., UC Berkeley, 1959-60.

Loretta Young
Lifelong devoted Catholic. Born 6 January 1913, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 12 August 2000, Los Angeles, California. Birth name: Gretchen Michaela Young. Actress. Famed leading lady, appeared in more than 100 films. Best Actress Academy Award for "The Farmer's Daughter" (1947). Academy Award Nomination for "Come to the Stable" (1949). Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards and nominations. Hollywood Walk of Fame. Had an illegitimate daughter by movie star Clark Gable. One of her most impressive films is Orson Welles' "The Stranger" (1946), in which she develops a growing wariness about her husband, played by Welles.
Marvin Young
Born 19 May 1901 in Utah. Died 27 May 1993, Los Angeles, California. Writer/producer. Was a child actor. Cameo appearance as himself in Robert Altman's Academy Award-nominated feature film "The Player" (1992). Guest appearance on the TV show "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" in 1990.
Micah Young
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Micah O. Young. A producer of the 2002 Pearl Awards. Screening co-ordinator for Zion Films. Worked on the release of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "God's Army." Has worked as a stage manager for Excel Entertainment (which distributed "God's Army"). Grip/electric for Alisa Anglesey's short film "In Time of Need" (1999), a student film made at Brigham Young University (BYU). Young also worked on HaleStorm Entertainment's Latter-day Saint-themed comedy "The R.M." (2003). Made a cameo appearance as a home teacher in "The R.M." Received a shared credited for "concept" for "The Making of 'The Other Side of Heaven'" documentary featurette (2002).
Royce Young
Lives in Alton, Utah (not far from Kanab). Local historian. Construction coordinator and location scout for the Leucadia-produced TV movie "Windrunner" (1995), written by Mitch Davis. Has served as a scoutmaster.
Seldon O. Young
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Seldon Young. Co-founder of Living Scriptures, Inc., which makes animated films for young people, based on inspirational stories from the Bible, Book of Mormon and the biographies of heroic historical people. Frequent collaborator with animation director Richard Ruch. Executive producer of Living Scriptures, Inc. videos, as well as feature films made by the company: "The Trumpet of the Swan" (2000), "The Swan Princess" (1994), "Swan Princess II" (1997) and "Swan Princess III" (1998).
Steve Young
Latter-day Saint. Born 11 October 1961. Best known as one of the world's most popular professional football players. Spent many years as the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Descendant of Brigham Young, the second Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. Now works as an ESPN football commentator. Cameo appearances in movie "Earth on Fire" (1997) and in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Singles Ward" (2002). Guest appearances on TV shows include: Dharma & Greg; Wings; Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman; Beverly Hills, 90210; Frasier. Co-host of the video "Myths & Reality" (2002), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for distribution to journalists during the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics. Hosts the inspirational documentary video "Tyler: A Real Hero," which is sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Timothy Young
Latter-day Saint. Bio from production notes for Evita at Scera Theatre (2002):
Lighting Designer/Technical Director. As a professional designer for the past 15 years, Tim Young has had the opportunity to light the stage for a wide variety of performers and events. Some of his concert design credits include lighting for Ray Charles, Ann Murray, The Vocal Majority, The Utah symphony, and Diamond Rio. But theatrical design is his first love, and with design credits almost too numerous to mention, some of his favorite projects have been lighting for Man of La Mancha, Our Town, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Secret Garden. Tim has had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of theatres including the Snow Drama Theatre at Ricks College (BYU Idaho) where he served as the campus' Resident Lighting Designer for 9 years. Some of the other theatres he has worked in include The Colonial Theatre in Idaho Falls, The Playmill Theatre in West Yellowstone, The Pink Garter Playhouse in Jackson, Wyoming, and The Marriot Center for Dance. He has also served for 5 years as the Assistant Lighting Designer for the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York. Currently, Tim is one of the Resident Designers at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. His most recent projects there include Light of the World and the NBC broadcast of the Olympic Aid Conference.

Waldemar Young
Latter-day Saint. Born 1 July 1878, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 30 August 1938, Hollywood, California (pneumonia). Grandson of Brigham Young, the 2nd president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Received an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay for "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" (1935). He was one of Hollywood's most prolific and successful screenwriters during his career. Credited with writing the story, scenario or screenplay for over 75 movies, including: Island of Lost Souls (1933); The Unknown (1927); Cleopatra (1934); The Plainsman (1936); Love Me Tonight (1932); Test Pilot (1938); The Sign of the Cross (1932); Desire (1936); Peter Ibbetson (1935); West of Zanzibar (1928); The Crusades (1935); The Unholy Three (1925); Poppy (1936); The Blackbird (1926); Men in White (1934); The Trail of '98 (1928); Sally (1929); London After Midnight (1927); Penrod and Sam (1931); Man-Proof (1938); Sinners in the Sun (1932); The Mystic (1925); Suds (1920); The Show (1927).
Lance Youngberg
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Film editor. First assistant director for the independent feature-length film "How to Smoke Pot" (2000). For New Years festivities in 2000 he produced "My Place in History," an interactive video installation featuring famous people from the last millennium, as well as participants: "Watch for the camera crew and record your resolution for the new millennium, or submit it in writing, and then check out the big screen for your place in history." Produced at G. Why Productions in association with T.G. Studios.
Emily Yu
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Emily Yu Severson. From San Jose, California. Film student at Brigham Young University; was a senior in 2003. Writer/director of the short film "Be Wiser" (2002), which features frogs to spoof "Budweiser" beer commercials in order to convey an anti-drink driving message. Wardrobe assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Sound mixer for the award-winning BYU student film "The Snell Show" (2002). Director of the short student film "Hang It Up," which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival. Yu was the director of "Safety on the Road," a 1-minute PSA (Public Service Announcement) which competed in the 3rd LDS Film Festival (Jan. 2004).
Aaron Yun
Utah-based actor. Asian. Studied acting at Utah Valley State College. Minor roles or featured extra in films: Twice Today (2000); Water With Food Coloring (2001); Nobody's Baby (2001); Kosmic Karl; Next to You; Christmas In The Clouds; Bats; The Crow: Salvation (2000). Has appeared in minor roles or as a featured extra on the TV series "Touched By An Angel" and "Promised Land." Small roles in TV movies: The Darkling; Project 50; Baby Bedlum; Under Contract; Ballad of Lucy Whipple; Don't Look Under the Bed; Johnny Tsunami. Has appeared in industrial films for Franklin Covey, Nature Sleep 3, and Novell. Yun is a casting agent with a company based in Orem, Utah: Creative Talent Management. Website:

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