Sons of Provo
Produced by Peter Brown, Will Swenson
Directed by Will Swenson
Screenplay by Will Swenson
Screenplay by Peter Brown
Production Company: Fresh-Mex Productions
Premiere Date: February 2005
Length: 93 min.
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Significant Mormon Elements
Subjects: Provo; rock and roll; Mormon popular culture;
From the cover: Sons of Provo is a hilarious behind-the-scenes "mockumentary" of the greatest LDS boy band that never really was! Will Swenson (The Singles Ward), Kirby Heyborne (The Best Two Years) and Danny Tarasevich are the fictional Everclean, a semi-talented pop group destined for worldwide fame (but they'd settle for the state of Utah...and possibly Idaho). These squeaky-clean Momma's-Backstreet-Boys are touring across the state, bringing their righteous dance grooves to the Mormon masses. Will their newfound popularity take them to higher levels of awesomeness, or will it tear them apart like cheap acid-free scrapbooking paper?
Brothers Will and Danny need a new member to fill their trio, and they find the hopeful and naive Kirby, a scrapbook store clerk, to fill the bill. They progress through a series of dismal performances at ward parties, firesides, and weddings until they record an album, learn to dance, and find moderate success, apparently with young teenaged girls. The conflict comes from Will's domineering egoism, and in the climax he must learn to share the spotlight with Kirby and Danny.
Will Swenson's directorial debut, this is the second mockumentary of the Fifth Wave, after The Work and the Story (2003).
Three guys. One dream. No clue.
The spiritual sound barrier is about to be broken.
Jury award best feature 2004 Sacramento Film & Music Festival, Audience award best feature 2004 Farmington Funny Film Festival, Jury award best feature 2004 Spudfest Family Film Festival, Audience award best feature 2004 Temecula International Film Festival, Best comedy 2004 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Audience award best comedy 2004 Idaho International Film Festival
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HBLL Call No: M 1527 .S93 S66 2005 DVD
Cast Members: Will Swenson - Will Jensen; Kirby Heyborne - Kirby Laybourne; Danny Tarasevich - Danny Jensen; Jennifer Erekson - Jill Keith; Peter Brown - Grayson Jensen
Film Editor: John Lyde
Cinematographer: Stephen Rose
Certification: MPAA: PG
Distributor: Halestorm Entertainment