OUR COMMUNITY 2017-05-24T22:45:41+00:00

“Filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.”

– Steven Spielberg

Featured Avrec Art House Members

Josh Taylor
Josh TaylorDirector / Screenwriter
Josh is based out of Salt Lake City. His first feature length script was a finalist in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition, he is now working on his second. He also works on the steering committee for TedxSaltLakeCity.
Chantelle Squires
Chantelle SquiresEditor / Producer / Director
Chantelle started her film career as an editor and has edited a number of feature length films. She was a founding member of Mirror Lake Pictures, where she made her first doc feature. She is currently getting ready to direct her first narrative feature.
Aaron Egbert Allsop
Aaron Egbert AllsopProducer / Editor
Last year, Aaron produced and edited the award winning feature length documentary, Llama Nation. That same team is now working on their second doc. Aaron also teaches video production at SLCC.
McKenzie Steele Foster
McKenzie Steele FosterActor / Screenwriter / Playwright
Mckenzie has a BFA in acting and has appeared in locally made features, shorts, commercials, and plays. She joined Avrec Art House’s Writer Workshops and is in the process of writing her first feature length film, as well as her first stage play.
Jake Hart
Jake HartDirector / Screenwriter / VFX
Jake is a narrative filmmaker based out of Ogden Utah. His feature length script The Long Haul, is currently official selection in the Oaxaca Film Festival and is a finalist for best comedy.
Topher Rasmussen
Topher RasmussenActor / Screenwriter / Playwright
Topher is an actor and writer based in Salt Lake City Utah. His writings have been featured in fringe festivals across the globe and his acting talents have been featured in numerous plays and films.
Christian McKay Heidicker
Christian McKay HeidickerChildren's Author
Christian is one of Avrec’s only non-filmmaking members. He recently published his first novel, Cure for the Common Universe. He also write’s blog posts for Avrec about his film watching experiences.
Kohl Glass
Kohl GlassDirector / Screenwriter
Kohl is an Emmy Award winning screenwriter. He went to Sundance in 2007 with his short film Der Ostwind. Since then, Kohl has directed two feature length films and runs the Director Workshop at Avrec Art House.
Davey Morrison-Dillard
Davey Morrison-DillardScreenwriter / Director / Actor
Davey is an award winning filmmaker based out of Provo Utah. He and his wife Bianca are the creators of Adam and Eve the series. Recently, Davey was one of four recipients of a Davey Foundation Grant for his short film Pug and Wolf.
Brighton Ballard
Brighton BallardEditor / Screenwriter
Brighton is a graduate of East Hollywood High. She worked as an intern editor at X96 and is now an editor and writer for Nighttimer Productions.
Alex Woods
Alex WoodsDirector / Writer / Actor
Alex studied acting at UVU. He recently wrote and directed a play which premiered in Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Currently, he is editing his first short film, Say the Sins.
Rylee Syme
Rylee SymeDirector / Screenwriter
Rylee is a Salt Lake City native and a graduate from East Hollywood High. She is one of the founding members of Nighttimer Productions and is currently in the process of directing her first feature, Downtown.
Haley Ford
Haley FordScreenwriter
Haley is a graduate of East Hollywood High, and has been working with Nighttime Productions since it began. Her focus is on Screenwriting.
Shaylee Syme
Shaylee SymeProducer / Director
Another member of a young but fierce Nighttimer Productions group, Salt Lake City based Shaylee focuses her efforts on producing and keeping the team energized.
Ryan Ditta
Ryan DittaCinematographer
Ryan has a background in photography, she was recruited by other Nighttimers to take over as cinematographer. With the Nighttimers she has shot a number of shorts and music videos.
Dan Morris
Dan MorrisProducer / Sound Designer
Dan has a background in sound mixing for film and music as well as web design. These days he spends a lot of his time producing commercials with some of Utah’s most notable directors.
Eden Moss
Eden MossScreenwriter / Production Assistant
Eden has been an active member of the Writers Group almost as long as it’s existed. She’s new to film, writing her first feature, and is willing and ready to PA on local indie project.
Chase Ramsey
Chase RamseyActor / Producer / Playwright
You may recognize Chase as the host of The California Dream Eater, but he is a Utah local. He has hilarious wit and immense acting talents, that have caught the eye of various indie directors.