Lyman Dayton: Mormon Director

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Lyman Dayton Mormon Director

Lyman Dayton is a director and producer of family friendly films. He directed The Last Resort (1997), Second Chance (1996), The Dream Machine (1990), The Red Fury (1984), Solo (1984), The Avenging (1982), Rivals (1979), and Baker's Hawk (1976). He produced Against a Crooked Sky (1975), Seven Alone (1974), and Where the Red Fern Grows (1974). He also produced several direct-to-video feature films, including Second Chance (1996). He wrote the screenplay for Where the Red Fern Grows and the TV movie On Our Own (1988). He also directed and cowrote the 2003 remake of Where the Red Fern Grows.

After a break in filmmaking, he returned as writer and director of Drop Off (2016), which was filmed in Southern Utah. It is a story of three young boys who find a million dollars trying to decide what to do with the money while the criminals who stole the money and the FBI are chasing them.

Dayton is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He lives in Santa Clara, Utah.