First Look at Mormon Movie!

Check out the first publicly released footage of Mormon Movie, a new Kartemquin documentary from director/producer Xan Aranda.

Xan has put the demo online for a Kickstarter campaign to raise production funding for the film. Please support it!

Above is the Kickstarter pitch video, below is the full demo.

Mormon Movie is inspired by religious educational films Xan's mother starred in while a student at Brigham Young University during the 1960s: a black-and-white Western portraying an historic clash between Mormon colonists and Pancho Villa in Mexico, and a jewel-toned yet tragic cautionary tale about marriage and doubt. As deeper threads of LDS beliefs are revealed, Xan explores the controversially clean-cut community she left behind – and her family’s spiritual fate beyond death. The film breaks down the following topics: "Family/Cinema. Storytelling/Utah. Martyrdom/Mexico. Exile/Eternity. Faith/America."

Xan has been affiliated with Kartemquin since 2007, working on Milking the Rhino and Prisoner of Her Past. A number of other Kartemquin associates, staff and former interns worked on the demo.

Find out more about the film at the Mormon Movie website, and follow the film on Facebook and Twitter. Read an interview with Xan about Mormon Movie from earlier this year.