The Filmmakers


Frank Feldman – Director/Producer
Frank graduated with a B.A. in Film Studies from the University of Utah in 2004 and has produced a number of films since then including Natural Family Values, a documentary set in Kanab, Utah. Frank spent much of 2006 filming the results of Kanab's "Natural Family Resolution," a document approved by the city council that defines the gender roles of men and women in the small southern Utah town.

Frank's recent filmmaking efforts include a narrative film that he directed and co-wrote entitled Vapid Lovelies, which was an official selection of the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival where it received the Spirit of Slamdance Award.

Frank currently teaches Documentary Arts at Spy Hop Productions in Salt Lake City. Natural Family Values is his first feature documentary.

Chris J. Howard – Associate Producer
Chris served as creative director of an award-winning media production and marketing company, for seven years before quitting the industry to pursue his passion for film. He has extensive expertise in areas of film, television and radio production, in addition to new media and the web. Chris has also worked on a number of political and social justice campaigns.

Chris joined the production in 2007 to oversee the post-production as well as provided assistance in promoting and distributing the film. This marks his first feature documentary production.

Troy Williams – Executive Producer
Troy holds bachelor degrees in both Film Studies and Anthropology from the University of Utah. He is currently the public affairs director of KRCL and the executive producer of RadioActive. Troy's work has been featured in The Nation Magazine, Interview Magazine, Huffington Post, The Gay Times and OUT Magazine. Troy is the co-writer of the one-woman show, The Passion of Sister Dottie S. Dixon. In 2011, Troy appeared in the new Errol Morris documentary, Tabloid.

Matt Mateus – Composer
Matt Mateus is a Salt Lake City-based musician, composer and recording engineer. He began playing in bands at the ripe age of 14, and has since written, recorded and released over a dozen records both in the United States and Europe. After studying jazz guitar and composition at the University of Utah, he moved to New York City to pursue his songwriting. It was in New York that he stumbled into the world of recording. He interned at the infamous Jarvis Studios, working with many well-know producers and bands. Upon his return to Salt Lake City, he started his own recording studio, but quickly became involved in teaching music and recording to young people at a local non-profit. It was at this time that he began writing music for film, television, radio and web.

Over the past 8 years, Matt’s work has reached a wide audience, from Sundance to late-night infomercials. He currently continues to direct the programs at Spy Hop Productions, maintain healthy doses of client work, and front the band Hello Amsterdam.


Eric Tierney – Producer (1979 — 2006 )
On January 23, 2006, our friend and colleague passed away due to complications from Hepatitis. His contribution on this project was invaluable. It was his passion that got the project started, and we dedicate the film to his memory.

 

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