Jane and Emma (2018) – Feature Film
Jane Manning didn’t want to go back to Nauvoo, Illinois. Constantly searching for a place to belong, she never felt quite at home in the City Beautiful. But God had other plans for her. One fateful summer night in 1844, she returns to Nauvoo to discover that the Mormon leader, Joseph Smith has been murdered. His widow Emma, Jane’s former employer, fears that a mob will come in the night and steal his body. Jane is concerned about Emma’s fragile emotional state and decides to stay and help keep watch. Over the course of the night, these two very different women—one black and one white—struggle with questions of faith and acceptance, ultimately laying the foundation for a lifelong friendship.
Long Haul (2018) – Short Film / Narrative
Long Haul is a coming-of-age road drama set in the world of American long-haul trucking. Bo, an ultra-conservative teen – based on filmmaker Bryan Fugal’s own life – goes on a cross-country delivery job with his estranged father. During the journey, the son struggles with his parents’ divorce and discovering that his father is gay.
Faithful (2017) – Short Film / Documentary
Faithful follows two women in a rural Utah town as they navigate two opposing identities––being lesbian and Mormon. [16 minutes]