T.C. Christensen

T.C. Christensen

Director, Writer


T.C. Christensen is an American film director known for directing films about Latter-day Saints. He was born in 1951 in Midvale, Utah and grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After graduating from high school, Christensen attended Brigham Young University where he studied film and television.

He then started working as a director and cinematographer at the LDS Motion Picture Studio, creating award-winning films such as The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd. He continued to work in the film industry and eventually directed his first feature film, The Work and the Glory, in 2004. It was the first of a trilogy of films based on the best-selling historical fiction novels by Gerald N. Lund.

In addition to the Work and the Glory trilogy, Christensen has directed several other feature films, including 17 Miracles, Ephraim’s Rescue, and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. His films feature a unique approach to filmmaking, combining traditional cinematic techniques with a spiritual, inspirational style.

Christensen also produced and directed the LDS film God’s Army, which was released in 2000. It was the first feature film from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a box-office success. The film was later released directly to video and continues to be popular among LDS audiences.

In 2003, Christensen was awarded the Filmmaker’s Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival for his feature film The Best Two Years. His other awards include the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival for his film 17 Miracles and the Best Director Award from the LDS Film Festival for his film Ephraim’s Rescue.

Throughout his career, Christensen has been committed to making films that are uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining. He has said, “I believe there is power in the moving image, that it can touch, inspire, and influence people in ways that no other medium can.”

T.C. Christensen has become one of the most recognizable faces in Latter-day Saint cinema and his films continue to be popular among LDS audiences. His work continues to inspire and entertain audiences around the world.

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