Tyler Measom is filmmaker with 25 years of film experience. He is the co-director/producer of the documentary AN HONEST LIAR (Tribeca Film Festival, NYTimes Critics’ Pick, ITVS) which looks at the life and lies of James “The Amazing” Randi. He also produced and directed SONS OF PERDITION (Tribeca, Oprah Documentary Club) which tells the story of teenagers exiled by their polygamist community. He produced the films TAKE (Tribeca, Showtime) starring Jeremy Renner, the feature doc JESUS TOWN, USA, and the NYTimes documentary ELDER which tells the story of a gay Mormon missionary. He won an Emmy for his PBS documentary BEEHIVE SPIRITS, which tells the history of alcohol in Utah. Measom has produced and directed over one hundred commercials, short documentaries and industrials for a range of clients. Measom is currently in production on LIVING IN STEREO, an A&E documentary about the birth and cultural effects of MTV.
Jared Hess - Producer
Jared Hess earned considerable success right out of the gate with his debut film, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. The film premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Fox Searchlight. Among the other films that Jared has written and directed include NACHO LIBRE, GENTLEMEN BRONCOS, DON VERDEAN, and MASTERMINDS. He is currently slated to direct the NICKTOONS movie. Jared has produced and directed numerous television shows including THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and MAKING HISTORY. Jared has also been a producer on numerous documentaries including FINDER’S KEEPERS and THE INSUFFERABLE GROO. Jared splits his time between Los Angeles and Utah, where he lives with his wife Jerusha and their four children. He is represented by UTA and Community Films.
Geralyn White Dreyfous - Executive Producer
Academy Award Winner Geralyn Dreyfous spent an early part of her career at the Philanthropic Initiative in Boston and taught Documentary and Narrative writing at Harvard University. In 2007, she co-founded Impact Partners Film Fund with Dan Cogan, bringing together financiers and filmmakers. Since its inception, Geralyn has been involved in the executive producing and producing of numerous Academy Award Nominated documentaries: THE COVE, THE GARDEN, FREEHELD, THE GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB, HELL AND BACK AGAIN, BORN INTO BROTHELS, THE SQUARE, THE INVISIBLE WAR and ICARUS. The many films she has produced include IN A DREAM, PROJECT KASHMIR, MISS REPRESENTATION, CONNECTED, THE CRASH REEL, ANITA, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR, STEP, OBIT, IN FOOTBALL, WE TRUST, HOT GIRLS WANTED, and MEET THE PATELS.
Duane Andersen - Producer
Duane Andersen is a Utah-based producer, director, screenwriter, and editor. He co-directed the award-winning documentary 11/8/16 (The Orchard). Duane also directed, co-wrote and co-produced SUPERPOWERLESS, (First Pond Entertainment.) He produced DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (SXSW 2011) and SURROGATE VALENTINE (SXSW 2012), WHITE ON RICE and BIG DREAMS LITTLE TOKYO and helped produce the Spirit Award nominated MAN FROM RENO. He helped produce the award-winning documentary AN HONEST LIAR (Tribeca 2014, ITVS). Other films that he’s helped produced include CONGRATULATIONS; A PICTURE OF YOU; YES, WE’RE OPEN; MUST COME DOWN; and LAST KIND WORDS. Duane serves on the Advisory Board of the Utah Film Commission and teaches film at Utah Valley University.
JJ Neward - Associate Producer
JJ Neward is a veteran actress of the film, voice over, and stage, with almost half of her professional career based out of Utah, appearing in film, television, and commercials. She has taught the business of acting for the past 13 years, most recently at the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program. She is currently production coordinator on the A&E feature documentary LIVING IN STEREO. JJ lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, John, and their two dogs and two cats.