A FILM BY BENJAMIN BUXTON
“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.
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.
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.
Award-winning Mexican-American filmmaker from San Antonio, Texas and an alumni from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Filmmaker, editor and visual artist based out of Los Angeles. Recently edited the documentary Computer Accent which was produced by Memory.
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.
Producer at CrossCreek Pictures since 2019 (Chicago 7, Pale Blue Eye). NYU Graduate. Curator with Neeto Films.