Join us for this lively interview with Tyler Measom to discuss his life as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Tyler’s films include Sons of Perdition and An Honest Liar, along with a film currently in production about the history of MTV.  A comprehensive list of Tyler’s works may be found at his IMDb.

Tyler shares with us his experience growing up as a Mormon including serving a mission—an experience he credits with influencing his style and purpose as a filmmaker by teaching him how to deeply empathize with people.  Tyler also shares how he first became involved in the film industry and used his entrepreneurial skills to create works that have won awards at numerous film festivals.  Later we learn that Tyler decided to leave the LDS Church in protest during the early days of the Church’s efforts to prevent the passage of same-sex marriage in the United States.

This interview contains excellent advice to aspiring artists of all kinds on how to channel your passion into successful outcomes.

Tyler’s upcoming film is about Mark Hofmann—a horrifying and seductive tale of the most prolific and accomplished forger in modern history.  Information about this film and how you can donate to this project may be found at


Part 1: Tyler shares his Mormon background and how he became involved in filmmaking

Part 2: Tyler discusses his experience working on ‘Sons of Perdition’ and how his lifestyle revolves around the cycle of releasing new works

Part 3: Tyler gives a teaser to his new film that covers a controversial event in Mormon history


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  1. Donny Helvey April 7, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Great interview!!! I went to Missouri Independence mission–1983-84. Also, my dad worked at CBS in the 70’s and we could go to work with him all the time. We could watch all rehearsals of any show except–Three’s Company (and Match Game). Loved the interview and will be watching all your movies!! Thank you!!

  2. EDiL13 April 9, 2018 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    So do we dare hope that there’s any chance that Tyler may still do a documentary about John Dehlin sometime in the future? Maybe next project after he’s done with the one about Mark Hofmann? Fair trade at least for the interviewer and the interviewee to switch places :)

    (Another great episode, BTW.)

    — EDiL13 (One of the refugees from the 20th century who’s still listening via MP3)

  3. Blair Riding April 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    An Honest Liar is a fantastic film! The editing and how everything is tied together astounds me. I show it to my chemistry students toward the beginning of every school year, and they LOVE it. They really react to the love story; when it gets to the wedding at the end of the movie I always get lots of ‘aww’s, and occasionally some applause. They also think the movie is really funny, I’ve had students spend the rest of the school year mocking Peter Popoff (they wanted to do a skit about it during homecoming but the superintendent vetoed that). They always have lots to say about the main message of the movie, too: being skeptical. They have all kinds of questions, because they’ve never thought about how easy it might be for someone to deceive them, and it sparks some great conversation. I tie it into the scientific method–what science is and what it isn’t, and had my principal watch it and he approved it whole-heartedly. I hope to be showing this movie to students for the next 25 years.

  4. jean April 26, 2018 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    And Tyler is such a nice guy as well as a great film maker. He did a Skype Q&A for a group of us up in Edmonton some years back after we all watched Sons of Perdition.
    I can hardly wait for the new film. Love to you Tyler.

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