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Made4Utah: Filmingo

DRAPER, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - While California uses our state as a backdrop for major movies Utah's own are creating projects here and finding success in Hollywood.
DRAPER, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - While California uses our state as a backdrop for major movies Utah's own are creating projects here and finding success in Hollywood.

Inside a basement office in Draper, four Alta High School graduates make film magic.

Cam Goold, Christian Mills, and Curtis Woodbury call themselves Filmingo, a tribute to their many years together.

Goold said, "It all stems from our childhood, every summer in Chris' back yard we would dig a pit and try and build a fort."

While the little boys never actually finished their fort, they did have a name picked out.

Goold explained, "Club flamingo was like our little thing."

Now, as adults, the guys have finished something: they built a production company.

Woodbury said, "We like to consider ourselves artists."

They do every part of the production; they write, film, edit and some times star in commercials for some pretty big named clients.

Woodbury said, "We put a lot of thought into the story, what is going to be told, will it appeal to a younger audience."

While they have been successful, it hasn't been easy.

Mills said, "There are some situations where we run into and they assume each of us have a film degree. We have to tell them, 'not really.' That has gotten in the way very occasionally."

While they are young, the team lets their work talk for itself and plow through the critics, grabbing opportunities.

Mills said, "It's more about the work experience and showing this is our product and what we can do to you."

Filmingo has big dreams, dreams they believe can be accomplished without going to Hollywood.

Woodbury said, "What's nice about Utah is the film business is expanding here, but we aren't drowning in the huge ocean that is LA."

The team continues to work, learn and fulfill their childhood dreams.



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