In 2011, Christensen dramatically revived the ever-waning Mormon movie scene with "17 Miracles," a pioneer historical drama boldly released in the heart of the summer blockbuster season that turned out to be something of a minor miracle itself, selling tickets at first-run theaters in Utah for months. Now he's ready to do it again.
There could probably be a dozen movies made about the trials and misadventures of the handcart pioneers, early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who piled their belongings into boxy carts and walked to the Utah Territory in the late 1850s. So far, Utah filmmaker T.C. Christensen has made two of them.
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