2014 Logan Film Festival Winners & Recap Event

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-10-18 | 0 Comments

The Logan Film Festival 2014 event featuring over 45 films from both across the world and local sources, brought great independent film to Cache Valley locals, travelers, filmmakers, students, and movie buffs alike. The competition’s judging scores for category and overall festival best was close, especially with the quality of the films once again raised substantially from […]

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Logan Film Festival to open this weekend

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-09-25 | 0 Comments

25 Sep, 2014 by Christopher Campbell The Logan Film Festival has upped its game to provide better-quality films this year, said Jesse Budd, one of the directors of the festival.   The film festival will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-27, in the Ellen Eccles Theatre, the Dansante Theatre and at Death Ray Comics. It […]

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Logan Film Festival kicks off Thursday

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-09-24 | 0 Comments

The Logan Film Festival starts Thursday, Sept. 25, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 27. In addition to showing independently made films, the event also includes Q&A sessions with filmmakers. A Q&A generally includes the director and producer, but could also have writers, editors, actors and other crew members as well, said festival organizer Tyler Woodbury. […]

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Logan Film Festival to screen 45 indie films

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-09-23 | 0 Comments

Independent film lovers will have much to choose from Sept. 25 through 27 at the Logan Film Festival.   The festival, now in its third year, boasts 44 films. It’s the brainchild of many, said Jesse Budd, who sits on the board of directors.   “We basically started it to get…”  READ MORE AT: http://www.standard.net/Movies-TV/2014/09/23/Logan-Film-Festival-to-screen-4-films.html

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Utah State Today – This Year’s Annual Logan Film Festival

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-09-22 | 0 Comments

Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014   The annual Logan Film Festival, taking place Sept. 25-27, is a celebration of independent films focusing on artistic expression and alternative views instead of big Hollywood names and budgets.     The selected films were submitted from around the world, and out of the 43 films to be screened, seven […]

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Review: Logan Film Festival headliner provokes heavy thought

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-09-22 | 0 Comments

25Sep, 2014 by Christopher Campbell   “20,000 Days on Earth” offers insight about life from the mind of a brilliant singer/songwriter.   It is the 20-thousandth day of the life of Nick Cave, an actual person who makes sense of the world by writing and performing his music. It is obvious that he has suffered a […]

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Films from around the world and close to home will be screened at the Logan Film Festival

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-09-14 | 0 Comments

The 3rd annual Logan Film Festival will be a celebration of independent film that focuses on artistic expression and alternative views instead of big Hollywood names and budgets. Film Festival spokesman Jesse Budd says the selected films were submitted from around the world and out of 43 films that will be screened, seven of them […]

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Logan Film Festival set for Sept. 25-27

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-09-13 | 0 Comments

Previously held in the spring, the Logan Film Festival will be making its fall debut Sept. 25-27.   The LFF is a celebration of independent films that focuses on artistic expression and alternative views instead of big Hollywood names and budgets.   The selected films were submitted from around the world, and out of the […]

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Logan Film Festival, other screenings

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-09-10 | 0 Comments

LOGAN — The 2014 Logan Film Festival starts Sept. 25, and continues through the 27th.   The festival, now in its third year, boasts 44 films: eight from Cache Valley, 12 from elsewhere in Utah, 13 from other states, and 11 international productions.   Full Festival passes[…]   READ MORE AT: http://www.standard.net/Movies-TV/2014/09/25/Free-Weber-County-Library-screenings-2.html

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Logan Film Festival will screen 45 films, host 7 special events

Posted by loganfilmfestival | 2014-08-22 | 0 Comments

“We had over 170 submissions from all around the world, including some good submissions from Utah,” said Logan Film Festival President Taylor Ballam. “We have narrowed it down…”   READ MORE AT: http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_24e0976c-2a14-11e4-93f0-0017a43b2370.html

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Ellen Eccles Theatre

Originally “The Capitol Theatre” built in the 1920’s, the Eccles’ 1100-seat, intricate neoclassical theatre was restored and reopened in 1993. The Logan Film Festival is proud to present filmmakers’ art and invite audiences inside this beautifully preserved piece of Utah history.
43 S Main St
Logan, UT 84321

Dansante Theatre

Built in 1900, the Dansante Building has played a central role in the social life of Cache Valley for a century. It has been fully renovated and expanded, including the 124-seat theatre the Logan Film Festival is proud to host films in.
59 S 100 W
Logan, UT 84321

Death Ray Comics

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Erik Bateman

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Erik Bateman is a local filmmaker and creative professional. He started Amber Room Studios in 2010 through which he produces features, shorts, documentaries, music, corporate video and other digital media. His professional work includes media created for local and national advertising campaigns and designed products seen around the world.

 

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Christopher Campell

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Christopher Campbell is a film critic who has written for “The Voice,” a free weekly newspaper in Burley, Idaho, and “The Utah Statesman,” USU’s student-run newspaper. He writes regular reviews for his blog, Critical Christopher’s Critiques. Campbell is a senior at USU double majoring in psychology and journalism with a minor in Portuguese.

Steven Doxey

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Steven Doxey has worked in the film industry primarily as an Art Director and Assistant Director for the past 10 years. He now resides in Los Angeles, where he produces commercials, and has just finished principal photography on directing his first feature length film.

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Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle is professor emeritus of Theatre at Utah State University. He earned his BA in Theatre from Saint Louis University and his MFA in Theatre from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A theatre professional for 30 years, he taught in higher education for 20 years and has been a professional union actor for 30 years. He has appeared in over 125 union stage productions, over 200 union radio and tv commercials, and a handful of small tv and film roles. Instructing mostly in performance, his focus the last 14 years has been contemporary theatre. Doyle has taught twice with Semester At Sea. He is an ongoing fellow with The Sundance Institute’s Theatre Lab, which focuses on the development of new plays, many going to Broadway and all produced professionally. Now living in Denver, he continues to work professionally and lectures and teaches in the Intermountain West.

Bruce Duerdan

Associate Professor of Design for Utah State Theatre for the past 20 years and 18 years with the Old Lyric Repertory Company. During my tenure I have designed, and technical directed numerous productions for companies in Utah, Off Broadway, Hawaii, Wyoming, New Jersey and California. Work includes: Live Theatre: Lighting Design for Legally Blonde, Disney’s Tarzan Lighting and Scenic Design for Thourghly Modern Millie in Hawaii, Lighting for Music Theatre West’s Slipper and the Rose, Disney’s Aladdin and Hair Spray for Tuachan.

Kent Hadfield

Kent Hadfield is a versatile actor who has been acting for over 30 years.  His credits include many independent shorts, promotional trailers and features; web commercials; training videos; radio commercials; and live readings of short stories for public radio. He’s appeared on several stages in northern Utah including Pioneer Theatre Company; Pygmalion Theater Company; Meat and Potato Theater Co.; Wasatch Theater Co.; UFOMT; and Old Lyric Repertory Company. Graduate of U of U’s Actor Training Program.  Member of Chautauqua Conservatory Theater Co.  Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.

 

Jeremy Jensen

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Patrick Johnson

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I have a pretty diverse background from opening a bar in college to pay for tuition, to touring with an indie band as a video artist, to working in an internet start-up that went public, to doing VFX, to working on documentaries and low-budget features. The thing this background has taught me is to appreciate all types of people and cultures. I love the small details and differences that make us all unique. I think I have an alternative point of view on most things. My background also gives me a solid sense of what is honest and what feels fake. As a result, I can immediately tell if a scene is working or not, and if not, I’m pretty good at working with the writers and actors to find a solution.

 

My background in the fast-paced, super-tight deadline-oriented world of underfunded low-budget feature films gives me a unique perspective in directing. I seldom if ever get rattled and I thrive on the creative energy that comes from a fast-paced production environment.

Tyler Larson

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Tyler Larson, a USU graduate working as a freelance cinematographer and VFX artist based out of Seattle, WA.

Andy Lorimer

Andy Lorimer studied film at Brigham Young University and later earned an MFA at Utah State University. Throughout his career, Andy has produced and directed both feature and short documentaries. His work has received various awards including a Regional Emmy. Aside from his professional work, Andy also spends his time teaching youth important life skills through the use and creation of media.

Brandon Sean Pearson

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Brandon has been working in the film industry in Utah and California for several years. Specifically, his focus has been acting, writing, and producing. He has starred in over 35 plays on two continents, starred in a few features and shorts, and has over 30 scripts in various stages of development.

 

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Keldon Peterson

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Rob Sibley

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Rob Sibley was born and raised in a small Louisiana town. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and after a mission to Idaho, he studied at BYU. He has a BA and an MFA degree in Communications with an emphasis in Motion Picture and Television production. After college he spent several years working in his own small business and as the Entertainment editor at a Louisiana newspaper. He returned to his first love of filmmaking when he began his career at BYU Broadcasting almost 24 years ago.

 

In the intervening years he has produced and directed television documentaries, motion pictures and series.

 

Writer/Producer/Director:

UTAH IN WORLD WAR II

 

Writer/Producer/Director:

BEHIND THE SCENES OF GRANITE FLATS, Season 2

 

Writer/Producer/Director:

THE MAKING OF GRANITE FLATS, Season 1

 

Writer/Producer/Director:

UTAH’S PERFECT STORM: DROUGHT, DEBT AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION

 

Writer/Producer/Director:

UTAH’S WHITE PALACE: THE LEGACY OF HOTEL UTAH AND THE JOSEPH SMITH MEMORIAL BUILDING

 

Writer/Producer/Director:

DAVID O. McKAY: WHAT E’ER THOU ART ACT WELL THY PART

 

Writer/Producer/Director:

SAMUEL P. COWLEY: AGENT OF JUSTICE

 

Writer/Producer:

JANICE KAPP PERRY: A LIFE OF SERVICE AND SONG

 

Writer/Producer/Director:

HEARTS OF COURAGE: THE STORY OF JOSEPH AND ALTA TIPPETS

 

Writer/Producer/director:

GAIL S. HALVORSEN: THE BERLIN CANDY BOMBER

 

Writer/Producer/Director:

PHILO T. FARNSWORTH: A VISION OF GENIUS

 

Producer:

THE WORDS OF JOSEPH SMITH, lecture series from U.S. Library of Congress, 2005

 

Writer/Director:

JOSEPH, 6 part documentary on the life of Joseph Smith

 

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THE SHADOW OF LIGHT, feature film

 

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UTAH’S BLACKHAWK WAR: CULTURES IN CONFLICT
Rob is married to Candace Cardon Sibley, they have one daughter, Lauren, who is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany.

 

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Dustin Ward (Spanky)

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Born in Ogden, Utah, Dustin Ward aka “Spanky” started working in the film industry in 1999 while finishing his degree at Weber State University. After graduation, he began working for movie projects, while writing his first short film called “Happy Face”, which he later turned into his first two short films called “Number 9″ and “True Story”.

 

In 2000, he worked on his first feature film as an office Production Assistant for the movie “The Crow: Salvation”, starring Kirsten Dunst. Since then ,he’s worked in many different aspects for both feature and short films as well as commercials, all while writing, producing, and directing his own projects. In 2002, he sold a feature length script “The Genesis Project” to Director/Producer Frank E. Johnson. He continues to write feature scripts, short films, commercials, PSA’s, short stories, and novels, one of which is currently being considered for publication. He’s made over 50 short films, commercials, PSA’s, and one music video. He’s won numerous awards for his work including 1st place in the 2006 LDS film festival 24-hour filmmaking contest, 1st place at the Who Likes Short Shorts film festival, and many more.

 

Spanky Ward is currently working on a new novel called “The Q&A Sessions”, while writing/producing and directing his first feature length film, a romantic comedy called “Hello, I Love You”, which will be completed summer of 2014. He also just finished writing a cartoon episode for a new television series called “Adam and the Octopus Club”, which is currently being considered for purchase by a major television network in Canada. Spanky Ward currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

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Michael Zaccaria

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Michael Zaccaria is a writer and a director who has been involved in filmmaking for over ten years. His passion for filmmaking developed while attending Utah State University – College of Eastern Utah. During the college years, Michael was the creator of over fifty short comedy sketches and also co-wrote and directed a feature film at the age of 19.

 

In 2007, Michael attended the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, California where he majored in Film Directing and Cinematography. While at LAFS, Michael wrote and directed the short film “The Seventh Circle”, which starred Merik Tadros, an actor who appeared in NICS, Crossing Over, Munich, and The Kingdom.

 

Since returning to Utah, Michael has directed two short films. The first, “Under the Trees”, played at the Queens International Film Festival and the Honolulu International Film Festival where it won an Aloha Accolade Award. The second, “The Pail”, played at the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival in Ann Arbor Michigan and the Portland Maine Film Festival.
Michael is currently writing a comedy television series and just finished writing his first novel.

 

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