Want to capstonehelphelp out on a BYU student film? Our students are always looking for student volunteers to help. On this page, you can send the producer of one of out upcoming student films your interest in volunteering on their project. In some cases, you may even be able to get class credit while you work on set (current BYU students only). If you offer to help on a project, we request that you follow these guidelines:

  1. You must commit to attend all production meetings you are asked to attend
  2. You are expected to show up to the shoot at the times you agree to and staying until you are dismissed
  3. You must not miss any of your regular classes to work on the film
  4. You are expected to act professionally and respectfully with everyone on the project

Not following these guidelines will have an affect on your future opportunities with other Media Arts Projects. If you are wanting to get credit for working on a TMA Advanced Production, work with the producing faculty mentor for that project on how to sign up.

Here are the student projects currently in production:

Advanced Fiction Production Projects

Camp Steiner

Fiction Film
Currently in Post-Production
Producer: Sam Matheson
Director: John Newton

Synopsis: A comedy-adventure story about three boy scouts. When Jose, Will, and Brian get hopelessly lost on their way into scout camp, they have to either learn to work together or perish in the unforgiving Uintahs. With Brian’s idiosyncrasies, Will’s follow-or-get-out-of-the-way attitude, and Jose’s disdain for both boys, a dwindling supply of Swedish Fish is hardly their biggest problem.

Camp Steiner is not currently looking for help.  For other questions, please reach out to the producer, Sam Matheson at samathn7@gmail.com.

Going Home

Fiction Film
Currently in Pre-Production
Producer: Isaiah Rogers
Director: Colin Phillips

Synopsis: Two brothers, Derek and Jeremy, drive to their dead estranged father’s house to save their Mother’s urn before the house is demolished. As they search the house, Derek and Jeremy accidentally unleash a creature that had been locked in the Dad’s room. In an attempt to get the urn, they help the creature escape and discover a little bit more of who their Dad was.

If interested in helping this advanced fiction production, please email: GoingHomeCapstone@gmail.com

The Man in the Tree

Fiction Film
Currently in Post-Production
Producer: James May
Director: Weber Griffiths

Synopsis:  A young boy named Will lives with his father on an estate near a forest.  Will’s mother has recently passed away, and his father is deep in grieving.  One day as Will wanders in the forest, an ominous creature embedded in a tree offers to bring his mother back from the “strange lands.”  In exchange, Will must retrieve an ax and cut the creature out of the tree.

If interested in helping this advanced fiction production, please email: jamesmay150@gmail.com

Bethesda

Fiction Film
Currently in Pre-Production
Producer: Diana Jones
Director: Jennifer Baker

Synopsis: When Elias’s son is killed in an accident, he feels the weight of loneliness and the absence of God. He determines to embark on a journey to find a lake where a man was said to have seen God. He soon finds himself lost in the woods, out of water, and encountering physical obstacles that seem hopeless. When all else seems to fail, he stumbles upon the lake. Though he doesn’t physically see God, he is able to notice feel influence all around him.

If interested in helping this advanced fiction production, please email: BethesdaCapstone@gmail.com

Advanced Non-Fiction (Documentary) Production Projects

Furriocity

Non-Fiction Film
Currently in Pre-Production
Producer: Aarron Reupena
Director: David Sant

Synopsis:  Description: This film follows the lives of two members of the Furry community in Provo, UT. Both Gary and Spencer enjoy the anthropomorphic art form known as “Furry Art,” but they have very different methods of artistic expression. Gary rejects the sexuality often inherent in the community and seeks to create art for strictly aesthetic value, while Spencer embraces this sexuality as a way for LGBTQ+ artists to express their feelings in a safe space. The film hopes to open a dialogue about the health and limits of personal expression and promote love for people from all backgrounds.

If interested in helping this project, please email: david.sant10@gmail.com

Craft

Non-Fiction Film
Currently in Pre-Production
Producer: Kate McKellar
Director: Sam Richins

Synopsis: Craft is about Misty, who is a Medium and Psychic. Misty comes from a traditionally religious background but does not align herself with any religion. She is however very spiritual and her practices and beliefs in regards to spirits and energy play a big part in her life. While Misty is not technically Pagan, her practices align very closely with those of many Pagan religions and she has a close connection with the Modern Pagan community in Utah. This film will explore Misty’s personal beliefs and practices as well as her connection to the commonly misjudged and misunderstood Pagan community.

If interested in helping this project, please email: CraftFilm2021@gmail.com

Emerging Media Projects

Other Projects

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Six Week Cinema

**PLEASE NOTE: SIX WEEKS CINEMA IS ON HOLD DUE  TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

Six Weeks Cinema is an experimental production opportunity for Media Arts students where six (6) projects are produced over a six-week period during the Spring/Summer Terms. It is student driven effort and connected to the Student Film Association to give it support and reach.

It’s purpose is to help beginning and intermediate film students gain filmmaking skills on small scoped projects.

Currently we are looking for all crew positions, especially Directors, Screenwriters, and Producers. If you are interested in participating this Spring/Summer, please email  sixweekcinema@gmail.com