The documentary series The Salamander explores the true-crime saga of the most prolific and accomplished forger in modern history: Mark Hofmann. An unlikely genius, Hofmann’s elaborate deceptions rewrote American history, shook the foundations of the Mormon Church, and ultimately led to the 1985 pipe bombings that left two people dead. His sophisticated forgeries eluded the FBI and swindled collectors out of millions. Eventually a small-town check authenticator would defy the world’s top forensic experts and expose Hofmann’s crimes.
The film has been approved by the Utah State Film Commission for tax rebate incentives.
I Want My MTV
co-director, producer, cinematographer
Steeped in music, rock icons, and elusive interviews, I Want My MTV details the implausible genesis of MTV, the rapid rise of the brand, and the global revolution that followed.
In partnership with A&E Networks, the film will had its World Premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.
Variety Review - “The first thing you want from a history of MTV is to get dunked in the hot-but-cool nostalgia of it, and the fast, fleet documentary “I Want My MTV” delivers those 1980s goods about as good as you can get.”
I Want My MTV_Promo
An early scene from the film I Want My MTV
I Want My MTV - Devo Whip It Scene
Mark Mothersbaugh discusses his video for the song Whip It
I Want My MTV - Race Scene
A scene about MTV’s lack of racial diversity.
An Honest Liar
co-director / producer / cinematographer
An Honest Liar features world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi.
The film made its world premiere at the prestigious 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. It screened at over 50 film festivals, winning numerous awards. An Honest Liar had a successful theatrical run in over 80 U.S cities.
Tyler Measom co-directed the film with Justin Weinstein.
Sons of Perdition follows three teenage boys after they escape from the secretive FLDS polygamist sect and must fend for themselves in mainstream America.
After premiering at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, Sons of Perdition went on to play at over 60 film festivals worldwide and in 20 U.S. theaters. It is part of the OWN Network and is currently on Netflix.
Tyler Measom co-directed the film with Jennilyn Merten
Sons of Perdition Trailer
Wives Tale - NPR Podcast
Measom was the producer of a long format radio documentary (26 minutes) for the NPR Podcast Snap Judgement. The podcast episode "True Believer" tells journey of a polygamist family's journey out of their faith.
A 30-minute documentary produced for PBS, Beehive Spirits won a regional Emmy in 2013. Co-directed by Jennilyn Merten
Utah's history is steeped in alcohol production, yet the industry was lost to conservative politics and federal prohibition. Now, in these latter days, it is being resurrected by brave pioneers of the craft.
The Showtime documentary Jesus Town, USA premiered at the 2015 HotDocs Film Festival.
For 88 years, a small Oklahoma town has pantomimed Christ’s passion play in a cow pasture. Jesus Town USA is a light-hearted documentary chronicling a 300-strong amateur cast, 46 horses, and Zack, a rotund paperboy currently cast as Jesus – who happens to be a closet Buddhist.
Directed by Julian T. Pinder and Billie Mintz. Edited by Genea Gaudet.
Jesus Town USA Trailer
ELDER - short film
producer / cinematographer
A short documentary chronicling a love story between a Mormon missionary and a communist in 1974.
ELDER premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and has played at numerous festivals worldwide. It is part of the New York Times OpDocs.