Growing up in a small town in Utah, Tyler Measom seemed destined for a life of anonymity and pity. Then, one fine day, he was inspired to be a filmmaker after watching a particularly meaningful episode of Diff’rent Strokes.
At the tender and impressionable age of 17, Measom started in the film business as a lowly grip. He soon grew weary of carrying C-stands and instead desired to have others carry them for him. He wrote and directed a short film that garnered festival attention and led to producing and directing hundreds of commercials and industrials. This taught him the important skills of directing, client management and craft service loitering.
In 2007, he threw himself into the making of a feature documentary about polygamist Mormon kids. The success of the film, Sons of Perdition, allowed him to drink many free beers at film festivals throughout the world. Eventually. he launched his sophomore project, the very successful An Honest Liar, which garnered more free drinks.
A skilled producer, Measom has assembled projects large and small. Having traveled the globe with productions, he knows how to get a crew into customs and out of jail. He is also a talented cinematographer who is adept at making pretty footage while pretentiously pointing at things, a trait learned from reading American Cinematographer Magazine.
He has raised millions of dollars for independent productions through private equity, pre-sales, and crowd sourcing--including one of Kickstarter's most successful campaigns. Measom has been invited to pitch at many prestigious forums including The Sundance Producers Lab, Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs Forum (twice), MipDoc Cannes Pitch Competition (twice, WINNER 2012), Sheffield MeetMarket (three times), IFP Showcase and the IFP Pitch Competition.
Measom's creativity, hard work and knowledge of the industry makes him an ideal candidate for directing, producing or book signings (bring your own book). Measom lives in the lovely hamlet of Salt Lake under the shade of a large oak tree.