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The Work and the Story (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  15 August 2003 (USA)
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It is July, 2000 Richard Dutcher, the man who pioneered "Mormon Cinema" with his film "God's Army" is MISSING and PRESUMED DEAD!! Three amateur Mormon Filmmakers: Judy Shumway, Peter ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Nathan Smith Jones ...
Peter Beuhmann
Jen Hoskins ...
Judy Schumway
Kevin Evans
Dan Merkley ...
Michael-Enoch Glaser
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liliana Arredondo ...
Mexican TV Anchor
Richard Atchley ...
Frank Talbot
David Boud ...
Dave Skousen (as Dave Boud)
Auditioning Actor
Manhattan Club Owner
Scott Hanks ...
Cop Chasing Peter
Ephraim Thomas
Oliver Wendelle


It is July, 2000 Richard Dutcher, the man who pioneered "Mormon Cinema" with his film "God's Army" is MISSING and PRESUMED DEAD!! Three amateur Mormon Filmmakers: Judy Shumway, Peter Beuhmann and Kevin Evans individually set out to make their first feature-length films to take Dutcher's place as the next "Mormon Spielberg". Who will win? Who will lose? Who will find Richard? And does EVERYONE WANT RICHARD FOUND!!? These questions and many laughs are sure to be found in the movie "THE WORK and THE STORY" COMING SPRING 2003. Written by Nathan Smith Jones

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Richard Dutcher donated the 16mm film stock to make the movie. This is the same stock (three years-old) that God's Army (2000) was going to be shot on, had Dutcher not found the financing to shoot on 35mm. See more »


Spoofs Amadeus (1984) See more »

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"There's nothing new under the sun?" You won't see this anywhere else!
27 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never thought Mormons could have so much fun making fun of themselves. Explores the love hate relationship that the young and religious of just about any 'fundamentalist' persuasion have. The characters desperately want to be part of the film business but only on the terms dictated by their moral code. As a result they can't burst out of the self imposed bubble they've created and get a little nuts. Yes it is a little long and the jokes aren't always funny. It was produced on a shoe string and it shows. But I love movies about making movies and the concept alone is worth the ride. The book of Ecclesiastes says "there is nothing new under the sun," but you certainly won't see this anywhere else. (I wonder what the elders thought of this?)

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