Bryan Young began producing political documentaries with 2005's award-winning, critically acclaimed This Divided State which documented the furor over free speech in a small conservative community in Utah in the weeks leading to a speaking engagement by filmmaker Michael Moore. The New York Times called This Divided State "filmmaking gold." He's co-written and co-directed (with Elias Pate) a documentary film about guerrilla marketing during the 2004 Sundance film festival and two feature length films. Currently, he is producing a yet-to-be-titled documentary about the American obesity epidemic that is being directed by Steven Greenstreet and, with Greenstreet, is co-directing a documentary tentatively titled The BYU 25 about the extraordinary protests of Dick Cheney upon his arrival at Utah's conservative Brigham Young University campus. He blogs daily about film and politics at the official blog for This Divided State.
Steven Greenstreet, 28, first became involved in documentary film with Futonmaker in 2001. That film explores the life of Melchizedek Todd, a young black man who found God while working in a futon factory in downtown Baltimore. Greenstreet and Kinhart collaborated again in 2002 with Non-Player Character; a documentary that studies the life and imagination of role-playing gamers and stand-up comedians. Since moving to Utah in 2003, Greenstreet has worked extensively with the film community, recently working on The World's Fastest Indian with Anthony Hopkins, on HBO's hit show Entourage and most recently on FOX's new science fiction TV show, Beyond. In 2004, when Utah Valley State College invited liberal filmmaker Michael Moore to speak on campus, an explosion of outrage and protest descended on the college. Death threats, bribery attempts, and lawsuits all surged in an attempt to prohibit Moore from speaking. Greenstreet dropped out of school, quit his job and dedicated all his efforts to making a film about the failure of civil discourse in America. That film, This Divided State, has garnered international acclaim as a riveting slice of American history. Critics have called it a "fascinating, infuriating story" (TV GUIDE) that is both "provocative" (VARIETY) and "extremely moving" (NY TIMES). He is currently working on a feature film on the obesity epidemic that he is calling a "supersized" Super Size Me as well as making a follow up film to This Divided State involving protests surrounding Mormon-owned Brigham Young University's invitation of Dick Cheney.