filmmaking

Rhett was a Screenwriter, Production Assistant, Publicist, Talent Scout, and Boom Operator for “Before Your Time.” The film showed in Megaplex Theatres (a chain in Utah and Nevada).
Rhett also was a Production Assistant and Boom Operator for “Before Your Time” and “Love Spell,” a short film that won 12 awards. He was also a Production Assistant for “The Ali’i King,” where he did a variety of work.
Also, Rhett was a Health & Safety Monitor for “The Last Police,” a pilot from 20th Century Fox.

Below is a breakdown.

Storytelling

  • Screenwriter, “Before Your Time”
    — After the loss of their mother, 17-year-old Dylan, his two sisters, and father are forced to move back to the small town where their parents met and grew up. While getting back on their feet, the family stays with their eccentric Aunt Norah and tries to adjust to a new life. They meet a quirky neighborhood kid, Pete, who convinces them to embark on a bucket list-type adventure inspired by a list found in their Dad’s high school storage boxes. The task is not as easy as it seems and ultimately teaches everyone about managing grief, moving forward, and the importance of family.
    — “Before Your Time” played in many Megaplex Theatres locations and is available through Roku today
  • Former Editor, The Good Men Project; feature writing (formerly through the Standard-Examiner and Deseret News); wrote a dozen-and-a-half speeches for a governor; 13 writing awards; work seen in ComicBook.com, ESPN, USA TODAY & Pew
  • Been paid as a Script Reader

Set Production Assistant, “Before Your Time,” “The Ali’i King”

  • Helped set up during a storm
  • Made follow-ups to actors
  • Did a variety of work — from holding floppies to shade actors, to setting up and taking down tents, to loading and unloading trucks

Office Production Assistant, “Love Spell”

  • Made sure that all cast and crew signed non-disclosure agreements

Boom Operator, “Before Your Time,” “Love Spell”

  • Worked until nearly midnight

Health & Safety Monitor, “The Last Police”

  • Earned a certificate of completion of being trained in Health & Safety
  • Ensured that crew and accountants on the production were complying with COVID-19 requirements

Publicist, “Before Your Time” — 4 earned media

  • Coverage focusing on the production was in the Deseret News, Standard-Examiner, and Davis Clipper

Trainee in Grip & Electric Training Workshop from the Utah Film Commission

Rhett’s Staff Me Up profile is here.