Craig Clyde: Mormon Filmmaker

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Craig Clyde Mormon Filmmaker

Craig Clyde is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He has appeared in numerous stage productions. He played "Cornelius Hackel" in the original national roadshow production of Hello Dolly, which starred Dorothy LaMour. As a film and television actor, he has had roles in The Time Machine, Hangar 18, Earthbound, The Adventures of Nellie Bly, Tripwire, It Was Him or Us, and many others.

As a screenwriter and director, he has worked on numerous films including The Legend of Wolf Mountain, Wind Dancer, Heaven Sent, Walking Thunder, The Long Road Home, A Dog’s Tale, Dumb Luck, No Place Like Home, and Castle Rock. He is known for his family friendly content.

Clyde has won the International Telly award seven times in the documentary division. For the travel documentary America the Beautiful (narrated by Charlton Heston), he won a Telly award, the Grand Jury award at the Houston International Film Festival, and The Golden Camera award at the Chicago Industrial Film Festival. For Calico Jack, he won best original screenplay at both the Houston International Film Festival and the Santa Clarita International Children’s Film Festival. He also won a Gold Award at the Houston International Film Festival for best theatrical film, small budget, for Heaven Sent; a Gold Award at the Charleston International Film Festival for original screenplay for The Steps of Coronado; and an American Screenwriting Award Grand Prize for his original screenplay for Nowhere Man.

With his son KC, he founded Seerstone Entertainment, a company that produces independent films. Clyde also served on the Academy Awards panel in 2005 and 2011.

Clyde was born in the state of Washington. He lived for a time in Montana where he switched from teaching English to working in radio and television. He lives in Utah with his wife. He wrote the video "Lighting the Way—The Olympic Dream" for the International Olympic Committee, which was used in the winning Utah bid for the 2002 Winter Games. He is an original member of the Motion Picture Association of Utah and one of the founding members of the Screen Actor's Guild branch in Utah. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.