2017 Filmmaker Spotlight

Our Filmmakers

Learn more about the creatives behind the movies screened during the June 2, 2017, festival at Peery's Egyptian Theatre.

Chris Burkard

'Under an Arctic Sky'

Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.

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Tay Steele


Growing up in the snow and fresh water of Utah, once Tay had a taste of island life in the Virgin Islands, Marshall Islands, and Hawaii; his love of the people, culture, and lifestyle brought him settle down in the surf Mecca and beautiful North Shore of Oahu. These last 3 years he has established himself as an up and coming and award-winning filmmaker…

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Spencer Allred

The Inside

Ever since Spencer was little he has been creating – whether that was through the medium of illustration, animation, clay, or photography. He has always been interested in telling emotionally complex, yet minimalist stories.

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Andrew Matthews


Andy Matthews is the Owner and Director of ACM Production Co., a small production company based in Provo, Utah. Andy works professionally as a Director, Cinematographer, and Editor of Narrative films, Short Documentaries, Music Videos, and Commercials. Outside of paid work he is constantly churning out new ideas for passion projects like short films, and short documentaries…

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Nick Garrett

Marcos El Muerto

Nick is an aspiring comedic director, actor and writer who currently spends most of his time in sketch comedy and short films. He just graduated from Weber State University with a degree in Communications and has been an Intern for The Tonight Show Starting Jimmy Fallon, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and been invited to special filmmaking network events at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Lenni Uitto

The Loner

Lenni discovered his passion for film making in 2012 when he picked up his cell phone to begin recording a camping trip. As his passion grew he learned many aspects of film making. He started taking acting classes in mid 2016 met new people to collaborate with and started to take on bigger projects. Then in Oct. 2016 he made The Trap, a post-apocalyptic short film…which was nominated in 7 categories at the Utah Film Awards….

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Brigham Sunday

The Magical Wishing Washing Machine

Matt Glass


Matt Glass is an American musician and filmmaker. He received his Masters of Fine Art degree from the Cranbrook Academy Of Art. Over the last few years, Matt Glass has created a handful of strange puppeted and animated short films. In Testeron (2010), Two hand puppets play out an iconic husband and wife sitcom scene which gives way to a desert landscape, an obscene…

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