Community Film Project

The art of neighborhood filmmaking…



Ben Alyk is a Utah-raised cinematographer and director who has been working in the industry for almost five years. His work on Before Your Time as a Director of Photography began close to the very conception of the project itself. He met with Director Lucas McGraw to purchase film school DVDs and was introduced to the project then. This is Ben’s first feature film debut as a Director of Photography and his first feature film debut as a filmmaker in general. Aside from the Community Film Project, he runs his own film production company, TMC Films, where he produces short films and is currently writing his own first feature. He is nineteen years old.







Mark B. Anderson has over 30 years of service in the hospitality industry with such positions as General Manager and Director of Operations for hotels all across the US. Inventor and business owner of a very successful business. Volunteer for several roles as crew and major financial contributor for the Community Film Project.







Mark G. Ellis has always enjoyed theatrical arts and film.  Throughout the years, he has volunteered countless hours working behind the scenes on several productions including the musical Annie as a Stage Lighting Tech, Gangrene Film Festival as Stage Manager, and most recently with the Davis Arts Council as Assistant Stage Manager.

He has found a new exciting path in film through working with the Community Film Project.  This project is a unique and rewarding production where he was able to serve in roles as Production Assistant, Background Artist, Lighting, Sound Mixer, Boom Operator, Script Supervisor, Continuity Specialist, Grip, and Best Boy.








J.T. (Jonathan Tyndall) graduated from The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2014. A week after that, he moved to California where he started working as an intern at Nightbird Recording Studios in Hollywood. While interning at Nightbird J.T. had the opportunity to work with some top names in the music industry such as Brittany Spears, Usher, and The Band Perry. Now, back in Utah, J.T. has done the sound for a few short films and recorded some songs for local artists. One day he hopes to achieve his dream of starting his own recording studio “Audio Bomb Studios”.