producer, director, author   Nancy du Plessis

camera   Henning Biedermann, Waldermar Hauschild, Kirsten Lilli, Marty Metcalf, Nancy du Plessis

sound  Mike Mang, Aron Prigg, Zoltan Ravasz, Jürgen Schmidt, Max Vornehm

additional camera   Peter Atner, Joe DeLuca, Sorin Dragoi, Roland Wagner

finishing editor   Peter Koehler

rough-cut editor   Yvonne von Bechtolsheim

online editor / graphics Franz J. Fuchs

original music   Mark Suozzo

sound engineer   Oliver Goertz

still photos   Maria Dorner (Germany), John Schaefer (Utah)

trailer   Gunnar Walther

GET THE FIRE! Young Mormon Missionaries Abroad premiered in the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) “What do you believe in?” program (not in competition) and was selected for the “Top 10 Nonfiction” Program of the International TV and Film Festival Cologne, as well as the Göttingen Ethnographic Film Festival, 1st Münster Ethno FilmFest, Black Nights Tallinn and selected cinemas.

GET THE FIRE! was broadcast in the Independent Lens series on PBS (USA), where it got the highest viewer quota ever as well as the most e-mail from viewers. I was also broadcast on ORF (Austria), YLE (Finland), DR (Denmark), VRT (Belgium), mutliThématiques (France), Documania (Spain), RTV-Slovenia, Rialto (New Zealand), and 3-Sat.

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Presented by ITVS, the Independent Television Service. Major funding for “GET THE FIRE!” was provided for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, with additional funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artists Program and the Utah Humanities Council.

Digicam/Digi-Beta, color, B&W, 52 & 56:40 minute versions

© Nancy du Plessis 2002 all rights reserved


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