Greg Whiteley: Mormon Filmmaker

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Greg Whiteley Mormon filmmaker
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Greg Whiteley is a documentary filmmaker and is known for directing and producing New York Doll (2005), and writing, directing, and producing Resolved (2007), Mitt (2014), and Most Likely to Succeed (2015). New York Doll was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Resolved received two Emmy Award nominations (Best Documentary, Editing). New York Doll explores the life of bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane and his band as well as his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Resolved follows the story of a high school debate team. For Mitt, Whiteley spent six years filming with Romney’s family during both occasions he decided to run for president and then during his campaigns. Most Likely to Succeed explores the education system in the United States and proposes ideas for its reform.

Whiteley served as the head of Film Actors Theater in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000. With his wife, Erin, he formed One Potato Productions, an homage to his father who grew up on an Idaho potato farm. His production company is working on another documentary, Return of the Prodigal Son.[1]

He had a role in the movie Breaking Free.

Whiteley was born in Provo, Utah, and raised in Bellevue, Washington. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ and served as a missionary from 1989–1991 to the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. He earned his bachelor’s degree in film from graduated from Brigham Young University and his MFA in film from the Art Center College of Design. He won two Clio Student awards in 1999 for his films "Pepsi" and "Krazy Glue." Whiteley and his wife are the parents of two children.