A FILM BY BENJAMIN BUXTON

Characters

Synopsis

“As Man is, God once was:
As God is, Man may become.”

– Joseph Smith

To understand the surreal marriage of Mormonism and big tech in his home state of Utah, Filmmaker Benjamin Buxton follows a millionaire crypto-evangelist, a janitor turned aspiring NFT artist, and an eccentric real estate mogul. As he ventures deeper into the lives of each character he reveals a burgeoning new mysticism born from a fading religious tradition fused with the futuristic promises of technology.

Director

Benjamin Buxton

Benjamin was raised a faithful Mormon in Utah before transitioning out of his faith and becoming a Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer. He is a Graduate of Northwestern University’s MFA in Documentary Film. Recipient of Kodak and UFVA Scholarship under which he directed Vida Buena, a documentary about Cuban Folklore which premiered at Camden International FF 2021 and was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick. As a member of the creative collective American Standard Film Co. he produced the 2020 Sundance Award Winning Short, Touch of the Master’s Hand, a film which depicts the sexual travails of a Mormon Missionary. Benjamin is currently based in Los Angeles and Marfa, Texas.

Crew

Julia Ferguson

Julia Ferguson

Sound

Sound Installation Artist and Recordist Lives and works in the high desert of west Texas. She occupies herself with sound: field recording, storytelling, song writing, and deep listening.

Fidel Ruiz-Healy

Fidel Ruiz-Healy

Cinematography

Award-winning Mexican-American filmmaker from San Antonio, Texas and an alumni from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown

Editor

Filmmaker, editor and visual artist based out of Los Angeles. Recently edited the documentary Computer Accent which was produced by Memory.

Helen Butcher

Helen Butcher

Producer

Documentary producer based in Los Angeles. She has worked on projects for partners including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Apple TV+. She is the associate producer of Brett Morgen’s soon-to-be-released David Bowie documentary. Currently Associate Producer at Concordia Studios.

James Rodenhouse

James Rodenhouse

Producer

Producer at CrossCreek Pictures since 2019 (Chicago 7, Pale Blue Eye). NYU Graduate. Curator with Neeto Films.

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