Feature Films by LDS/Mormon Filmmakers and Actors
Weekend Box Office Report (U.S. Domestic Box Office Gross)

Weekend of August 1, 2003

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Natl  Film Title                Weekend Gross
Rank  LDS/Mormon Filmmaker/Star   Total Gross Theaters Days
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25   2 Fast 2 Furious                  361,965    319    59
     Paul Walker (lead actor)      125,380,175

43   Wrong Turn                         71,068     82    66
     Eliza Dushku (lead actor)      15,176,515

58   Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure   18,848      8   906
     Scott Swofford (producer)      15,058,218
     Reed Smoot (cinematographer)
     Sam Cardon (composer)
     Stephen L. Johnson (editor)

66   Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man   11,155      4  1179
     Reed Smoot (cinematographer)   15,441,116

69   Cremaster Cycle                     7,860      3   101
     Mathew Barney                     400,868

73   China: The Panda Adventure          4,176      2   738
     Reed Smoot (cinematographer)    3,298,647

79   The R.M.                            3,011      4   185
     Kurt Hale (writer/director)     1,044,262
     John E. Moyer (writer)
     Dave Hunter (producer)
     Cody Hale (composer)
     Ryan Little (cinematographer)
     Actors: Kirby Heyborne, Will Swenson,
        Britani Bateman, Tracy Ann Evans
        Merrill Dodge, Michael Birkeland,
        Maren Ord, Leroy Te'o, Curt Dousett
        Wally Joyner, etc.

UPCOMING LDS-THEMED (+1) FILM RELEASES - Here's a summary of the current official release dates for LDS-themed films this fall. (We've added "The Legend of Johnny Lingo" to the list because it is a film of particular interest to members of the Church and was made by the Latter-day Saint filmmakers who made "The Other Side of Heaven," although "Lingo" itself does not have any LDS characters.)

8/7 - Suddenly Unexpected (Houston, Texas only)
8/29 - The Work and the Story (Utah - Salt Lake City, Provo, possibly Logan)
       The Legend of Johnny Lingo (Utah, Atlanta, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Phoenix/Mesa, and Las Vegas)

9/12 - The Book of Mormon Movie, Vol. 1: The Journey (Utah)

10/10 - Day of Defense (Utah)
        Best Two Years (Utah)

LDS FILMMAKING PICKING UP - This past couple of weeks has been a flurry of activity on the filmmaking front. The webmasters have met or otherwise spoken with quite a few filmmakers, and we're excited about what the future holds for LDS film professionals. A lot of it we've been able to pass on to you, but we're aware of several new major developments on the filmmaking scene that we are unable to release quite yet. Stay tuned for some important announcements in the weeks and months to come...

SUDDENLY UNEXPECTED IN THEATER - Below is text from the webpages currently showing noting the upcoming theatrical release of the Houston-made Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Suddenly Unexpected." Note that the movie will be playing daily for one week at 11:00 A.M. each day, plus one evening showing on Monday night (for FHE). The technical industry term for this schedule is "Outer Darkness," or "OD" From Nova Meyerland 8 movie theater, :

Next week: SUDDENLY UNEXPECTED () starring: Jerald Garner, Michael Judd, Junii Hoang, Robert Mock, Brendan Estridge, Martin Estridge and Batty

World Premiere: Thursday, August 7 at 7:00
August 8 - 14 11:00am
Monday August 11 at 11:00am and 7:00pm

Two young mormon missionaries wake up to find themselves evicted from the house, where they had been renting rooms from a now deceased widow. Unbeknownst to the elders, the widow's daughter has come to settle the estate and have an estate sale all in one day. The two missionaries awake to find people rummaging through their belongings asking, "Is this for sale?" The day takes some twists and turns as Elder Jones and Elder Smith ride their bikes to pick up a birthday package for Elder Smith. The Elder's bikes are unfortunately backed over at the post office and they end up bumming a ride with an older but kindly man. The Elders hope to return home quickly but their new friend has other plans. They are soon of going from one strange adventure to another. The Elders wonder what on earth they have gotten themselves into but before the day is out their view of the old man and themselves changes. We live in a world of sorrow and pain but all it takes is one person unafraid to make a difference. The Elders are surprised and delighted when they learn this lesson first hand.

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HALESTONE (HALESTORM) TO DISTRIBUTE ANOTHER PROD. CO.'S MOVIE: B2Y - HaleStone Distribution, the distribution arm of HaleStorm Entertainment, will distribute the upcoming LDS-themed feature film "The Best Two Years." Previously, HaleStone has only distributed HaleStorm Entertainment-produced movies: "The Singles Ward" and "The R.M." With the release of "The Best Two Years," HaleStorm/HaleStone will become only the second distribution company to distribute LDS Cinema movies from multiple production companies.

Excel Entertainment remains the leader in the market, having released "God's Army" and "Brigham City", made by Richard Dutcher's Zion Films, as well as the Garbett/Molen production "The Other Side of Heaven" and the Kaleidoscope Pictures/Focused Light Films production "Jack Weyland's Charly."

The remaining movies in the niche are:
- "Handcart," which was directed by Kels Goodman and distributed directly by him. Goodman has publicly stated that self-distribution was very difficult and is not something he would recommend.
- "Out of Step," which went through a couple different distributors in two separate theatrical releases. Neither theatrical release was very successful with regards to box office performance, despite good notes from reviewers.

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MICHAEL MCLEAN INVOLVED IN MUSIC FOR "BEST TWO YEARS" - We can now announce that learned that legendary Latter-day Saint songmeister Michael McLean and some of his associates will be handling the music for the upcoming Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Best Two Years."

Michael McLean had an immeasurable impact on the institutional filmmaking of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as a producer, writer, director and songwriter of many of the Church's major video productions of the 1980s. Produced and directed "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989) a 46-min. TV movie, widely available on video, produced by the Church. "Nora's Christmas Gift" starred Celeste Holme and Elizabeth Wilson and featured the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. McLean co-wrote the story treatment and was the producer of the popular film "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" (1980), starring film legend Jimmy Stewart. McLean currently focuses on songwriting, producing some of the best-selling albums in the Latter-day Saint music market, and developing popular stage musicals, such as "The Ark." Additional bio information from Brother McLean's website at

THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY LINGO PREMIERE APPROACHING - "The Legend of Johnny Lingo," a feature film produced by Jerry Molen and John Garbett and directed by Steve Ramirez -- all of whom worked on "The Other Side of Heaven" -- will be released in theaters at the end of this month. On August 28, 2003 there will be a special premiere in Salt Lake City for "Johnny Lingo." August 29th, Labor Day Weekend, the film opens in Utah, Atlanta, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Phoenix/Mesa, and Las Vegas before moving on to numerous other places all around the country.

"DAY OF DEFENSE" PREMIERING OCT. 10, SEE THE CONTROVERSIAL MOVIE POSTERS W/ELDERS - The official "Day of Defense" website ( displays October 10th as the day of the premiere of this long-delayed LDS-themed feature film. Two different movie posters can be seen on the website, one featuring the Elders and one featuring the lawyers. Interestingly enough, "Day of Defense" will be the first LDS Cinema film in which the main characters are NOT Latter-day Saints. (Unless you count Rogers' Book of Mormon movie... in which the main characters are Lehi and his family, but that's not what we mean.) "Day of Defense" is about a small town which tries to prosecute Latter-day Saint missionaries for proselyting, thanks in large part to some bigoted Protestant clergymen. The main characters, played by Latter-day Saint actors Andrew Lenz and Brooks Utley are non-LDS lawyers who are friends, but who find themselves on either side of the case. Prolific LDS Cinema casting director Michelle Wright has the lead role as the wife of one (but not both!) of the lawyers. The movie was directed by Adam Lawson, and was adapted from the same-titled book by A. Melvin McDonald.

"SUDDENLY" STAR JUDD PRODUCING A FEATURE - The updated biography of Latter-day Saint actor Michael Judd on the official website of the movie he stars in ("Suddenly Unexpected"), states that he is working on producing a film: [QUOTE] Michael Judd is a native of Bountiful, Utah. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in California. It was only in the last year that Michael found acting and began his career as an actor. Before "Suddenly Unexpected," Michael was in the Mormon genre movie "Day of Defense." He has also been seen on CBS's "Touched by an Angel." Michael is also a producer for 4Leaf Films and is presently in production of his first featured film as a producer. [END QUOTE]

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MAJOR MODIFICATIONS TO BOOK OF MORMON MOVIE WEBSITE - Extensive modifications have been posted to the official website for Gary Rogers' upcoming movie, at, including a frequently asked questions section we found to be very interesting. Check it out on their website. We've included the text of one of the questions in the new FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) section here:

Q. What involvement has the Church had in this movie and how do they feel about it?

A. This is the question people ask the most. It seems like the same question is asked every single day. We are going to spend some time answering the question so we do not have to answer it again!

During October General Conference, 1988 President Ezra Taft Benson stated; "I have a vision of artists putting into film, drama, literature, music, and paintings great themes and characters from the Book of Mormon." President Spencer W. Kimball has made similar statements. Because of these and other statements made by leaders of the Church, it seems clear to us that the Church would like to see a movie on the Book of Mormon produced. However, because The Book of Mormon Movie is an independent commercial production, the Church cannot nor should not endorse it. If the Church got involved in our production, they would have to get involved in any "Mormon themed" production, and that simply isn't practical.

If a General Authority took me aside and told me this was a great movie that everyone should see, we wouldn't disclose that on our website for fear it would give the appearance the Church was endorsing the movie!

Many people have asked why the Church hasn't produced a movie on the Book of Mormon. It would be difficult for the Church to get into the commercial movie business for many reasons. Whoever produces a movie on the Book of Mormon has to take some creative liberties. For example: if you are going to tell the story of Lehi's journey to the Promised Land, the viewer will get to know Lehi's family very well. We know that Nephi had sisters but the Book of Mormon doesn't tell us how many sisters he had. Whoever makes the movie will have to give them a number. If the Church makes the movie and gives Nephi 3 sisters, many people would take that as "gospel" because it was in a movie produced by the church! What do the brothers say to each other on their way back to Jerusalem to get the plates? We have no record of what they said. However, anyone making an entertaining movie that the general public would enjoy watching, would have to create some "filler" dialogue that is not found in the book. We have added dialogue and elements that we believe are plausible and consistent with the overall text.

Before the movie even begins, a disclaimer appears on the screen which is also narrated, stating the movie is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Church. It also advises the viewer that certain creative liberties have been taken and tells the viewer that the most complete and accurate account can be found in the record itself, the Book of Mormon. We hope that many people will want to read the book after seeing the movie.

We have made every effort to produce a motion picture that will be pleasing to the Lord, the general public and the Church.

The FAQ section also addresses the question of the movie's rating. The FAQ states that a Gary Rogers Book of Mormon movie (he plans to make many) will NEVER be rated R. But it states that this first one, and probably many of the others, could very likely be rated PG-13 because of the intensity of and violence of the source material.

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TRU CALLING: The producer of "Tru Calling," the upcoming FOX TV series starring two Latter-day Saint actresses, has been compared by the show's producer to the TV series "Touched By An Angel," which was filmed in Utah with a predominantly Latter-day Saint crew. From
[QUOTE] Neil Moritz, producer of Fox's upcoming SF series Tru Calling, told SCI FI Wire that production has begun on the first episode, which he characterized as "our version of what Touched by an Angel should be." "It's much hipper," he said in an interview. "It's got a great feel to it." Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) plays Tru Davies, a young morgue worker who receives messages from the dead, then zaps back in time to prevent their deaths. Moritz said that the show would handle the violence tastefully. "I wouldn't say there's gruesome gore," he said. "Obviously we're dealing with death, and there are some horrific images, but it's not over the top by any means." Moritz added that Fox has ordered 13 episodes, but that he hopes to produce a lot more. Tru Calling will air Thursdays at 8 p.m., starting in the fall. [END QUOTE]

MODINE STARRING IN BASEBALL TIME TRAVEL TV MOVIE: This week's news also describes an upcoming made-for-TV movie "The Winning Season," which will star non-Churchgoing Latter-day Saint actor Matthew Modine. Modine told SCI FI Wire that the sory is about old-fashioned ethics and values. "It's about honesty, being a gentleman, [and] about manners, how perhaps people had more manners and were more polite in the past. [It's about] the values of the past and the game of baseball... The idea that a baseball player could make so much money today, all the [past] baseball players -- Babe Ruth and Honus -- they're all laughing." The movie is based on the book _Honus and Me_ by Dan Gutman, about a boy who, with the aid of a magical old baseball card, travels back to the 1909 World Series and finds himself transformed into an adult. "The Winning Season" is set to premiere on cable network TNT in the spring of 2004.

THE WORK AND THE STORY FEATURED IN KSL NEWS STORY - Channel 2, KSL, based in SLC for Utah market, ran a news feature story about Nathan Smith Jones upcoming LDS-themed feature comedy "The Work and the Story." There were interviews with Ron Ralston, Dan Merkley, and and the incomparable, irascible director (and star) Nathan Smith Jones. "The Work and the Story" stars Kirby Heyborne ("The R.M.", "The Singles Ward"), Richard Moll ("Night Court") and "Richard Dutcher" as sort of "himself." "The Work and the Story" will officially be released on August 29th in Salt Lake City, Provo and possibly Logan, Utah. It is being distributed by Off-Hollywood Distribution. Coincidentally, this is the same date that "The Legend of Johnny Lingo" is being released on 100 screens.


Our understanding is that "The Home Teachers" is wrapping principal photography today.

NEW FROM EXCEL ENTERTAINMENT: LAVELL EDWARDS DOCUMENTARY - Excel Entertaiment will be distributing a new documentary about LaVell Edwards' final season at BYU called "Last Miracle for LaVell." It will be released to the public on August19 (on VHS and DVD). Everybody who loves Edwards, or loves BYU football in general, or loves life in general, should check this out...

NEIBAUR'S "HAWKING" IMAX NEARS COMPLETION - The IMAX film about non-LDS astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, directed by LDS filmmaker Bruce Neibaur, is nearing completion. See


ARTICLE ABOUT MATTHEW BARNEY'S "CREMASTER" - See's+straight,+white+hope+

MORMON BUTTERFLY STARS IN NEW IMAX FILM - See,1249,510043843,00.html



SISTER NELEH QUITS MORNING NEWS SHOW - Neleh, who starred in the top-rated TV show "Survivor: Marquesas," has quit her gig on local news. See

ACTING CLASS STARTING - Chris Thurman is starting an inexpensive advanced Acting class, teaching every Thursday at 7-9 pm. Chris has over a decade of teaching, acting and voiceover work. Guest teachers will be invited in from time to time to give more exposure to students. The classes will start this Thursday at 7 (August 7th) and for the next 2 weeks will be free for anyone who would like to audit the class for the 1st time, limited to the first 20 RSVPers. Those who feel its worthwhile are welcome to contribute and after an initial audit class by talent: on going classes will be only $10 per class. Seating is limited to the first 20. RSVP at or if you have to show up. All actors from anywhere are invited to attend, NO AGENCY SCOUTS ARE ALLOWED, per Chris Thurman. Her classes will be done at 5300 South 525 West Suite #200. International Talent Agency Corp. is freely donating its classroom for the purpose of adding a forum for the advancement of Actors, inexpensively in the Utah Marketplace. All proceeds goto Chris Thurman or guest teachers for their time. Email if you have any questions or would like to RSVP. Other Acting teachers are welcome to be added to the forum, as long as the courses are kept very inexpensive to actors. If interested please contact us, or if you have other charity uses for our classrooms that help the acting community, we will consider donating them to the appropriate causes.

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UTAH-BASED FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES - Announcing the Free Form Film Festival!

Call for Entries!

loaf-i productions and Inner Mission Productions are two media-arts collectives that have combined resources to organize the first annual Free Form Film Festival (FFFF). The FFFF is a traveling free-format festival. Any style, genre, format, or length of film will be considered. We believe in the virtues of artistic and cinematic eclecticism, and will be taking our festival to several cities in an attempt to expand our filmmakers' sphere of influence.

We initially extended this call for entries over a month ago, but are still in serious need of material. FILMMAKERS SHOULD SEND US THEIR WORKS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Our first deadline is on August 15th. Entries received after August 15th will need to include a five dollar late fee.

All pertinent information is available at

tyrone davies

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ACCLAIMED LDS SHORT FILM DIRECTOR SEEKING UP AND COMING COMPOSER - Filmmaker Tucker Dansie has asked us to post the following:

Seeking composer for "One of Life's Little Lessons"

Hi there, Tucker Dansie here. In the next few months I will be finishing up "One of Life's Little Lessons" film series. I would like to have the entire series scored (about 20 minutes worth of 5 different films, each with there own feel and 1 main theme song.) I'm looking for composers that could send me a demo of their work that would be similar to the feel of what's on their now (temp tracks) or I'm willing to listen to new ideas too.

I cannot pay up front, unless my distributor will help, which I doubt, but I will defer on the royalties from sales. I have many companies interested in selling. If you are interested please contact me by e-mail and I'll give you can address to send a CD or if you have an MP3 that's even better.

You can see the films now with the temp music at

Tucker Dansie

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NEW WEBSITE FOR DISPLAYING SHORT FILMS: MORMONMOVIES.COM - We are currently trying to put our URL to good use. We would like to put together a website where MORMON filmmakers can put there short films up on the web for others to view them. WWW.BRITSHORTS.COM is an example of what we are trying to achieve.

We are looking for the following:
1. Web Designer(s)
2. Host server

There is no money involved in this project just a hobby, but hey that's how YAHOO and GOOGLE got started (not to mention


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MARTIAL ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR THORPE'S PROJECT - Wanted: Martial Artists, especially those crossed trained in numerous styles, wanted to take part in Martial Artists talent search tournaments. The best ones to win parts in the movie series, now in the works, Cosmic Agents.

Looking for a series of combinations for self defense scenes, and situations:
One on one.
One against two.
One against three or more.
Team fighting situations.
Against different types of weapons.
We will also be testing your abilitles to be able to work out fighting scenes with main characters.
Not interested in seeing katas or forms.

Contestants will be judged based on their abilities to make their fighting scenes look real, but more importantly safe for those taking part in them.

This is also a Fund raiser for movie series:

Entrance fees for tournament:

$15 per person taking part in self defense situations created.

What to bring to tournament:

Costumes: Futurisitic gang type dress, use your imagination on what might be worn by roaming gangs seeking food, fuel, weapons, and other needs, in a futuristic world, where transportation, the trucking system, and trade, as we now know it, has changed, or broken down.

Don't come dressed in your martial arts uniforms, but dressed in the above said manners.

Bring Certifications of ranks, with a resume of any other abilities and talents that relate to martial arts and making movies. Plus head shot(s). (For example, if you have college training in lighting, cameras, sound, editing or acting experience, etc., we would like to know about it). (Optional), bring any Video footage, or CD-RW disks of tournaments, or fighting scenes you have done in the past. Especially high quality footage, that could be chosen and used in the movie, with your permission.

This is a martial arts tournament that we hope will bring out the best talented martial artists from around the Salt Lake valley area, or other places in Utah. If you don't "win" the opportunities of being in major fighting scenes in this movie, but can demonstrate that you are a very good martial artist, you might be asked to take part as an extra in some of the different fighting scenes that the main characters will do.

Credits and ads: The different martial artists, and martial arts schools that take part in this tournament and the movie, will also be listed in the movie's credits along with their schools' logos, phone numbers, or web site address. A large web page address will also be included in the credits too. On this web page will be links to those martial artists who have web sites, and who wish to place an ad for their school in the movie's credits and the movie's up coming web site.

Dates: Starting in Aug. 5, 2003, every Tues. evening for that month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the following location.

Location: Big Cottonwood Park - 4300 S. 1300 E. in Salt Lake City. (North-east side of park, north of baseball field; east of the small play ground area, up on the hill, near the covered tables). Parking is on both the west side (off of 11th east); and on the east side (off of 13th E.)

Resources there:

Near bathrooms.
Water fountain.
Electrical outlets, (for those who would like to hook up computers, musical instruments, etc. Bring your own electrical cords and multi-plugs).
Shaded and grassy area.
Near cover tables, (if it should rain).
Near play ground (for those who have kids, and would like to bring them).

What to bring:

Your own lunch (optional), and water. (We will have food and drinks to sale as part of the fund raiser for the movie, plus Cosmic Agents, clothing for sale too).

Head shot (if you have one), plus, a resume (in printed form or burned to a CD), of your movie making experiences, training and equipment that you might have, (computers, lighting, cameras, mikes, musical instruments, etc.); plus, skills, educational background and movie credits.

Martial Artists should bring:

Certification of rank (if possible).
Costume to warm up and work out in, or dress accordingly.
Water (freeze water in a plastic container, so you can have ice water to drink, and cool yourself off with).
Martial art weapons, (if you would like to show us your skills in them).

A Martial Art skit ready, that shows us your skills. (Not interested in seeing forms or katas, but how you react to different self defense situations, such as one on one, one against two, three, or more, etc., team fighting).
(Optional): Video or CD of Martial Art events, skits, or tournaments that shows your skills.
(Optional): Safety equipment, pads, bags, first aide kit. (We want to keep these Martial Art tournament sessions as safe as possible).
Sparring, (not full contact, but with control). Can you make it look real, without hurting your fellow Martial Artists?

Come ready to show Skits done with weapons.

Situational skits (Some one grabs you, what can you do, etc).

This will be the first of many on going Martial Art Talent Search Tournaments, so if you can make the first one, don't worry, they will be on going. We may also continue on with them into Sept., if some can't make it on the Tues. evenings in Aug. 2003.

Please let us know if this time and location will work for you.


Contact: If you are interested, please contact: Darell Thorpe, III Millennium Movie Makers, at

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Pirana Productions
Exec. Producers: Michelle Wright, Keith Koskella
Producer: Jeff Gallop
Casting Directors: Michelle Wright, Keith Koskella
Filming Pilot and 3 shows: Last week of August 2003 / First week of Sept. 2003
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Original Music Only - Must look 13 to 20 yrs. old, Excellent television exposure for Bands. All music will be considered.

Send to:

Project: Teenage Bands
PO Box 163
Kaysville, UT 84037 email:

You can drop off your DEMOs during our Host/Hostess Auditions in Salt Lake City. or Email

HOST/HOSTESS Auditions: Thursday, Friday, Call Backs Saturday, August 7, 8, 9, 2003

Thurs. - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Frid. - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sat. Call Backs 5 p.m - 10 p.m

Location: John Robert Powers
2733 East Parley's Way (2450 South) #204 - near the freeway
Salt Lake City, UTAH 1-80 East Parley's Way Exit (quick turn - be careful)
1st red light - come into the K-Mart parking lot
East side of K Mart is office building #2733
The entrance is on the opposite side (facing Foothill Blvd.)

Park anywhere in the visitor parking.

Source: Michelle K. Wright, Utah Casting Connection,, And Action! Actor's Studiom

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UPDATE: EXTRAS NEEDED IN KEARNS THIS WEEK - "13:59" needs extras for Thursday August 7th. We need a few people from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We need more to show up and stay throughout the day. The scene is showing people gradually show up to church throughout the day. Anyone can show up to location anytime between 1 and 6. We need most of our extras between 4:30 and 6:00. Children extras are needed as well. Everyone is welcome. We are shooting outside, on the church lawn. Report to Holly. Carpool as much as possible. This movie is about the end of the world. The last day on the planet. Rating around PG. Some people may be wearing church clothes, but it is not necessary for everyone to be dressed in church clothes. Normal clothing is fine.

This is nonpaying, no credits, no meals. We will have breaks between filming. Bring water it may be hot.

If you have already been involved in "13:59" and are interested in being an extra, please show up just look different than you did in your scene. Wear a hat, different hair style. We would love to have you there and it will be nice to see you again.

The location is St. Francis Xavier Church located at 4501 West 5215 South in Kearns. There is a big church and a little church. We will be filming at the Little church.

Anyone interested please email us at to let us get an idea of how many people we will have, and what time most people can arrive.

Hope to see you there.

Tiffany and Geoff

Source: Utah Casting Connection / And Action! Actor's Studio

CASTING HOST/HOSTESS (from And Action! Actors Studio) - Here's a great opportunity with my [Michelle K. Wright's] production company to audition for the Host/Hostess of a Television Show. For those of your who have agents, please go through them for an audition. Otherwise, if you're independent, and interested in auditioning for the Television Host and Hostess, we will hold open call auditions this Friday. All info below.

Good Luck!

Also check out Utah Casting Connection's website. I think it's great for Utah's talent. I'm sending my directors and casting directors to the website to find talent for their projects!


Pirana Productions
Exec. Producers: Michelle Wright, Keith Koskella
Producer: Jeff Gallop
Casting Directors: Michelle Wright, Keith Koskella
Filming Pilot and 3 shows: Last week of August 2003 / First week of Sept. 2003
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Rate: $100 per show
Non-union - Local Hire

[2 HOSTS] Male and Female Teenagers - Must look 14 -16 yrs. old, any ethniticity - articluate, personable, easily able to discuss current affairs and top issues; Come dressed in clean cut teenage fashions, attractive. Great personality a must! Energetic! Experienced actors only.

Headshot/Resume and Reel Deadline Submission: AUGUST, 6, 2003 - WEDNESDAY

Send to:

Project: Television Host/Hostess
PO Box 163
Kaysville, UT 84037

TALENT: Please make sure you are comfortable with discussing current issues. Excellent exposure for talent.

Send your audition confirmation to:
Bring headshot and resume

Audition: Friday August 8, 2003
Time: Frid. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: John Robert Powers
2733 East Parley's Way (2450 South) #204 - near the freeway
Salt Lake City, UTAH
1-80 East Parley's Way Exit (quick turn - be careful)
1st red light - come into the K-Mart parking lot
East side of K Mart is office building #2733
The entrance is on the opposite side (facing Foothill blvd.)

Park anywhere in the visitor parking.


Hello Everyone -

I'm looking for interns who want to learn about the casting process. You will assist me with projects. The first is this week, casting for an upcoming Television show. If you're interested, please e-mail me at