From the Crew


In 1966, a group of idealistic young artists came together with the intention of changing the world. These ambitious artists weren’t hippies—they were Mormons.

the artists


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The Team


Meet our creative team

Matt Black

Director/Editor/Producer

Matt Black is a Utah native and has over fifteen years in the film and television industry where he’s worked as a writer, director, producer, and editor. He’s taken lead roles in feature films, documentaries, episodic television, web comedies, museum installations and many other smaller projects and collaborations. His short films have shown in festivals and art galleries around the country. He has a master’s degree in documentary film from Stanford University.
Matt on Vimeo

Nathan Florence

Director/Producer

Nathan Florence is a Salt Lake City based artist. Nathan is a narrative figure painter whose work has been influenced by the paintings and sculptures of the Art and Belief artists. His work has been included in shows at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s Contemporary Masters, Fallen Fruit and in international private and public collections. Nathan has known many of the artists since he was a child.
Nathan’s art

Brian Wilcox

Director of Photography

Brian Wilcox owns and operates Alpine Film Werks and has been in the film and television industry for over thirty years, with work ranging from feature films to documentaries to made for television series for the Discovery Channel, PBS. As Director of Photography he has filmed numerous projects throughout the United States and in over forty countries worldwide using 35mm and 16mm formats, as well as HD Video format. A complete list can be found on www.imdb.com
IMDb

Geralyn White Dreyfous

Executive Producer

Geralyn Dreyfous is the co-founder of Impact Partners and the Founder/Board Chair of the Utah Film Center and a charter member of the Utah Coalition for Film and Media. Geralyn’s executive producing and producing credits include the Academy Award winning Born Into Brothels; Emmy nominated The Day My God Died; and film festival winners such as Miss Representation and The Invisible War. She was honored by the International Documentary Association with the Amicus Award in 2013 for her significant contribution to documentary filmmaking.
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  • We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.

    — T.S. Eliot —
  • I wanted to create a Vatican in Salt Lake City. I wanted people to come from all over the world to look at the art.

    — Trevor Southey —
  • How do I make art that pleases the General Authorities of the Church and gets into the Museum of Modern Art?

    — Dennis Smith —
  • What [the Church] wanted was illustration. What I wanted was art, because illustration answers questions and art asks questions.

    — Neil Hadlock —
  • Creative people have trouble with conformity, and we all have to find our place in that. Some of us find it in one way and some find it another way.

    — Gary Ernest Smith —