"Troy Through A Window" is a feature-length documentary (57 minutes) completed by Latter-day Saint filmmaker Brad Barber in 2002. Barber, a Brigham Young University film school student, describes his film:
"Troy Through A Window" is a film about family, homosexuality, belief and the boundaries of love. It began in 1993, when Troy, a model son, Eagle Scout and returned missionary for the LDS Church, announced that he was gay. On that day, it was as if a window had dropped through the Barber household; placing Troy on one side, his siblings and parents on the other.
How do they cope with this new dynamic? How do they reach through the unspoken, unseen barrier between them? How do they accept? How do they maintain the unrestrained warmth that always existed in their home? Must they accept fundamental differences in belief and faith in order to love?
Seven years later, filmmaker Brad Barber went home to Tennessee for Christmas break to try to answer some questions. The result is a challenging, emotional, and redeeming look at the effects of this complex, seldom talked about issue in his family.
Shortly after the release of God's Army, Richard Dutcher mused to me one day that he was surprised a cluster of LDS movies had not followed in the wake of his success. He need wonder no more. There are more new "Mormon genre" movies in release or being made than the market can likely support. Some will be great. Some will be OK. Too many will be disappointing. A few are likely to be awful.
From a really wonderful web site, ldsfilm.com... comes an almost shocking list of "Mormon movies" announced, in production, promised or being created in the most fanciful of day-dreams kept afloat by nothing but faith. Here is what Mormon movie goers can look for in near future -- presuming of course they get funded, finished and finely made.
a heterosexual Mormon's attempt at understanding everything
troy through a window
a film by brad barber
the filmmaker would like to thank:
for their financial support of this film
|assistant camera||Jenica Barber
|gaffer and sound||Brad Barber|
|film process||David Nauta|
|film transfer||David Nauta
LDS Motion Picture Studio
|post production||Media Arts Lab 2|
|sound engineer||Vaughn C. Armstrong|
|color timing||David Nauta|
|produced by||Brad Barber|
lyrics by Jan Underwood Pinborough
music from a German folk tune
LDS Childrens' Songbook
"Across the Universe"
written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
© 1970 EMI Records Ltd.
written by U2
© 1991 U2Admin. by Chappel & Co.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Russell & Sharlene Barber
Lisa & David Sexton
Julie & Allen Langford
Joel & Jenica Barber
Lori & Scott Cruze
Ira & Mary Lou Fulton.