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“Filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.”

– Steven Spielberg

Residents

Dallin Cerva
Dallin CervaArtist Foundry Manager
Dallin is one of the founders of Avrec Art House, now called The Artist Foundry. As a fellow filmmaker he oversees project support, workshops, events, and all operations at The Artist Foundry.
Shawn Saunders
Shawn Saunders
Shawn has a BA in theater from UVU. He is currently a resident actor with Sackerson Theater Company. He recently co-wrote the short film, Say the Sins which was produced through Utah Film Center Artist Foundry.
Ryan Ditta
Ryan Ditta
Ryan has a background in photography, and is currently the cinematographer for Nighttimer Productions. She has shot a number of shorts and music videos.
Alan Grow
Alan Grow
Alan is one of the founders of End Crawl, a company which specializes in film credits. Their work can be seen at the end of Moonlight, Swiss Army Man, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and others.
Andrea Peterson
Andrea Peterson
Andrea works as an editor and journalist. Recently she completed the first season of a web series called You Again, which she wrote, produced, edited, and acted in.
Alex Woods
Alex Woods
Alex studied acting at UVU. He recently wrote and directed a play which premiered in Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Currently, he is editing his first short film, Say the Sins.
McKenzie Steele Foster
McKenzie Steele Foster
Mckenzie has a BFA in acting and has appeared in locally made features, shorts, commercials, and plays. She joined Utah Film Center Artist Foundry’s Writer Workshops and is in the process of writing her first feature length film, as well as her first stage play.
Aaron Egbert Allsop
Aaron Egbert Allsop
In 2016, Aaron produced and edited the award winning feature length documentary, Llama Nation. That same team is now working on their second doc. Aaron also works in video production at SLCC.
Christian McKay Heidicker
Christian McKay Heidicker
Christian is a staple at the Foundry and is often the first person new members meet. He recently published his first book, Cure for the Common Universe and is currently working on his second, Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream (coming Summer 2018).
Davey Morrison-Dillard
Davey Morrison-Dillard
Davey is an award winning filmmaker based out of Provo Utah. He and his wife Bianca are the creators of Adam and Eve the series. Recently, Davey was one of four recipients of a Davey Foundation Grant for his short film Pug and Wolf.
Topher Rasmussen
Topher Rasmussen
Topher is an actor and writer based in Salt Lake City Utah. His writings have been featured in fringe festivals across the globe and his acting talents have been featured in numerous plays and films.
Brent Geisler - DGA
Brent Geisler - DGA
Brent is a member of the DGA, and has been an assistant director on a variety of productions throughout the nation. Currently, he is spearheading his passion project, Bandwagon Series on Youtube.
Brannon Richardson
Brannon Richardson
Since 2011 Brannon has run Glemati Road Pictures which produces industrial and commercial films. A multiple Telly Award winning director, he also works camera department for various TV networks such as Discovery, History, Oxygen, and TLC.
Chantelle Squires
Chantelle Squires
Chantelle started her film career as an editor and has edited a number of feature length films. She was a founding member of Mirror Lake Pictures, where she made her first doc feature and is in pre-production for her first narrative feature.
Dan Morris
Dan Morris
Dan has a background in sound mixing for film and music as well as web design. These days he spends a lot of his time producing commercials with some of Utah’s most notable directors.
Brighton Ballard
Brighton Ballard
Brighton is a graduate of East Hollywood High. She worked as an intern editor at X96 and is now an editor and writer for Nighttimer Productions.
Jake Hart
Jake Hart
Jake is a narrative filmmaker based out of Ogden Utah. His feature length script The Long Haul, is currently official selection in the Oaxaca Film Festival and is a finalist for best comedy.
Rylee Syme
Rylee Syme
Rylee is a Salt Lake City native and a graduate from East Hollywood High. She is one of the founding members of Nighttimer Productions and is currently in the process of directing her first feature, Downtown.
Jeff Goodey
Jeff Goodey
Jeff is the founder of C Street Studios which specializes in commercial, fitness, beauty, and cinematic story telling.
Shaylee Syme
Shaylee Syme
Another member of the young and fierce Nighttimer Productions group, Salt Lake City based Shaylee focuses her efforts on producing and keeping the team energized.
Kohl Glass
Kohl Glass
Kohl is an Emmy Award winning screenwriter. He went to Sundance in 2007 with his short film Der Ostwind. Since then, Kohl has directed two feature length films and runs the Director Workshop at Utah Film Center Artist Foundry.
Chris Burke
Chris Burke
Chris is the head of Doglatin, a commercial production company which specializes in marketing spots. Chris came up through the indie cinema scene of the 90’s and has been running his own productions since 1999.
Arthur VanWagenen
Arthur VanWagenen
Arthur is the head of distribution at Excel Entertainment, and has years of experience with entertainment law from his days as an attorney with New Line Cinema and local boutique firms.
Alek Sabin
Alek Sabin
Alek is a graduate of East Hollywood High and a member of the C Street Studio team. He has worked G&E and cinematography on a variety of projects.
Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson
Zach is a member of Nighttimer Productions, just recently finished directing a short film titled Senses, and works as a writer, director, and editor on a number of Nighttimer projects.
Brandon Dayton
Brandon Dayton
Brandon has worked as a concept artist at EA Games and Disney Interactive. He now makes comics and is currently working on the continuation of his YALSA award winning series, Green Monk.
Anna Lensch
Anna Lensch
Anna has worked as on production design teams on some of Utahs largest productions. At the moment, she is a design assistant on Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone Series on the Paramount Network.
Tyler Measom
Tyler Measom
Tyler has produced and directed a number of feature length documentaries and narrative films, including Sons of Perdition, and An Honest Liar. He is currently directing and producing two feature length projects, one of which will be distributed on A&E Network.
Damien Dayton
Damien Dayton
Merry Magee
Merry Magee
Danny Hunt
Danny Hunt
Jenny Mackenzie
Sohrab Mirmont
Celeste Chaney
Amy Redford
Nick Dixon
Joseph Clay
Jacquelyn Cerva
JJ Neward
Sahna Foley
Matthew Kirby
Jaime Kirby
Saul Leal
Andrew James

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