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A Thanks Giving Christmas

A Vietnam Vet has devoted his fortune and his entire life anonymously serving his community to posthumously honor the men who gave their lives for his, only to see fake news and allegations of abuses destroy his business, his reputation and quite possibly end his granddaughter's life.

  • Carl Gundestrup
    Tales of Davy Jones-Quetzalcoatl
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  • Christian Family Film Festival
    New York
    September 5, 2018
  • Great Message International Film Festival
    Pune, India
    September 28, 2018
    Best Original Screenplay
Writer Biography - Carl Gundestrup

3540 West Jameson Ave
C. 801-450-2515.
Riverton, Utah 84065
“Tales of Davy Jones” Writer, Director, Executive Producer audio adventure for children. 22 Voices – Fully Orchestrated Original Music – Complete Sound Effects –Cover Art Davy McClelland
Currently In-flight entertainment on AIR CANADA, CATHAY PACIFIC, DELTA & LUFTHANSA AIRLINES.
promotional video
* Winner of “Mom’s Choice Award” for excellence in family-friendly media.
* “Rising Star “ NAPPA (National Parenting Publication Awards) 2010
* School Library Journal Review May 21st, 2011
“Tales of Davy Jones” was featured as a serial story in “Kidsville News” Kidsville reaches 150,000 k-6 children in 24 states.
Promotional video – clips of the audio – reviews are available at

“Hands of Thunder” 2005 “Best Original Screenplay” Gloria International Film Festival.
Writer, Producer, Talent “Introduction to Lighting for Film and Video” & “Green Screen Lighting”.
Writing team “Davinci Meeting Rooms”
Writer Series “Cleon Skousen Visits Israel” “Prophecy” “Last Days of Christ’s Life parts 1 & 2.” “Miracles and Ministry of Jesus”
Writer “Family History” LDS Church
Writer “Disabilities and Discipleship” LDS Church
Writer “New Employee Orientation” Novell
Writer, Director, Producer “One Day Surgery for Children” the University of Utah Med. Center
Director/Producer Marriott International Training
Director/Producer "Artificial Ear" U of U. Med. Ctr.
Director/Camera "Utah Jazz" Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Director/Camera "F.E.M.A." training
Director/Camera "Treasury of Knowledge" BYU
Director/Camera "First Aid" National Safety Council
Director/Camera "CPR" National Safety Council
Director/Camera "NetWare" Novell

Carl Gundestrup
Production Resume

Gaffer with a complete pkg.

Purple Mattress 64,896,228 views

Squatty Potty 32,195,007 views

“10 annoying people you meet at the Gym” Nordic trak 1,327, 070 views

HMA 1,467,078 views

Nerd Skincare 725,400 views

Vidangel Game of Thrones 512,166 views

Gaffer "Touched by an Angel" (Fall Promo & Second Unit)
Gaffer "Pepsi Auditions John Stockton"
Gaffer/Camera "Steve Young" Proform Treadmills
Gaffer "ABC 20/20"
Gaffer Olympic Gold medalists “Derek Para, Mitch Gaylord, Nikki Stone”
Gaffer "Tony Bennett"
Gaffer "Settling Alaska" Industrial Light and Magic
Gaffer "America's Most Wanted"
Gaffer Features/Big documentaries "Faith of Our Fathers” “Sweetwater Rescue” “The last Eagle Scout” “Scout Camp” "Propensity" "Whisper Island" "Someone Was Watching" "Handcart" "Fortune Cookie “Joseph Smith” “Joseph Fielding Smith” etc.
Gaffer "Mark Eaton" PSA Child Abuse
Gaffer "Dutton's in Concert" (5 cameras 2 jibs)
Gaffer "Men in Red" Novell *award winner
Gaffer "Culinary Creations" W/ Mary Craft PBS series
Gaffer "Bath and Body Works"
Camera/LD Frank Layden "Utah Opera Festival"
Camera/LD Al Pacino "Sundance Film Festival"
Camera/LD "Norm Crosby"
Camera/LD "Dead Sea Scrolls Symposium" Israel
Camera/LD ICON Proform, Weider, Health Rider, Nordic Track, Crossbow
Steadicam St. George Marathon
Steadicam/LD ICON Proform infomercial
Steadicam/LD English 2nd Language James Sorenson Touched by an Angel Fall Promo Pepsi Auditions John Stockton Steve Young iFit Proform Whisper Island Tales of Davy Jones NuSkin Rags Kids Club Value Tales Usana The Haunting of Marsden Manor Xango Sears / Proform 4 Life Hiro Opening Montage for Carl's Demo Reel

Education: Associate Degree Humanities Napa Jr. College Napa, Ca
Bachelors Degree Communications (Film) Brigham Young University

I was Born and raised in Napa, California. I played basketball at Napa High School and 2 years at Napa Junior College. I served an LDS mission to the “Massachusetts, Boston Mission”. In 1977 I moved to Utah to continue my education at BYU. I began working in film at the Brigham Young University studios in 1978. During the past 38 years, I have had extensive experience in almost every job relating to film and video production. I have my own complete grip and lighting package, which I have used to do more than a dozen feature films, Multi-million dollar documentaries, countless commercials, and corporate industrial projects.

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A THANKS GIVING CHRISTMAS... "It's a Wonderful Life" in 2018, with the media being Mr. Potter and some narcissistic helpers adding to Verl's misery to gain personal acclaim.