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Follow the Prophet movie synopsis

On her 15th birthday, Avery Coldon (Annie Burgstede) discovers that she is to be given up as a secret bride to the new Prophet (Tom Noonan) of a polygamous cult. She escapes with the help of Army Colonel Jude Marks (Robert Chimento) and a renegade Sheriff named Red (Diane Venora).

When they find out that another younger girl will take Avery’s place, they join forces to expose the truth that lies hidden in a town in Utah.

  1. Laura permalink

    Hi, your movie was pretty good. I thought the acting was stellar. The cinematography was amazing. I enjoyed how you showed the struggle of those trying to leave polygamy and the problems associated with polygamy.

    It would have been nice to see a movie about the evils of exploiting women/girls using the facade of religion; however although this film attempted to show that…parts of it came off as “anti-war” (I’m against the war by the way) and oblivious to the fact that not all Mormons are polygamist.

    No, I don’t think there should have been a “Big Love” statement at the start of the movie so you knew that we weren’t talking about mainstream Mormonism. I live in Utah (I’m not Mormon), and many of your facts about the state itself were incorrect.

    I do feel that the line between the Fundamentalist Mormons and the LDS church were blurred a little. When one character said, “The church runs the state,” the statement may have been true, but the “church” running the state hasn’t practiced polygamy in over 100 years.

    Thank you for adding the one line about “the church breaking off 100 years ago,” but many of your other facts combined the LDS and the FLDS.

    1. “It’s like the President put a medal on the prophet” – LDS not FLDS (obvious reference to former President Gordon B. Hinckley)
    2. Other references like “state of fraud” and the aforementioned “church runs the state” seem to blur the idea of the LDS and FLDS.

    Please tell me where the “men in black” stuff came from in regards to “recent events”…not because I don’t believe it happened but because I want to read the article.

    Frankly, this movie could have been amazing if you could have been able to separate the LDS from the FLDS.

    All in all this was a great indie film that still manages to further the stereotypes about the LDS Mormons.

  2. admin permalink

    We made a special effort not to use the word Mormon in the film and the character Ted says that he is speaking of “fundamentalists” –
    As an outsider looking in – like the characters of Ted and Jude – the lines appear blurred.
    Bravo to you for any errors you catch – We were trying to make a good thriller – since you agree (from first hand observation) that the Church runs the state – wether LDS or FLDS – the movie is still a call to arms to stop abuse of children.
    The FLDS is a “state of Fraud” unto itself – welfare fraud, etc.
    We are in disagreement about this picture furthering the stereotypes of LDS Mormons; in fact we hope that LDS Mormons will see the movie, and more will become outraged and speak out against Polygamy and child abuse that is permitted in Utah. That would make a huge difference in the lives of the children who are being abused and ruined.
    Honestly, we don’t care what religion it is – or group it is – what we care about is exposing the ritualistic abuse of the kids.
    Check out the Hope Organization site which says “Religion is no excuse for committing child abuse”
    or as Andrea Moore Emmet (God’s Brothel) said “What you have written about happens everyday in Polygamy”
    And thank you too for getting involved in the conversation – it raises everyone’s awareness.

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