MSJC Professor's Film Premiering at the Riverside International Film Festival

April 18, 2017

Mormon Dog StoryMt. San Jacinto College professor Paul Hendry has written and directed a new comedy film, Mormon Dog Story, screening at the Riverside International Film Festival Wednesday, April 26, 7:10 p.m. in The Box at the Fox Entertainment Plaza, Riverside. There will be a Q&A session with the director and cast afterward.

Inspired by actual events, Mormon Dog Story explores the dark underside of the American pastoral—think of it as “Utah Gothic.” When an irresistible corgi is stolen, attempts to recover him tear down a town’s façade of stability and respectability. 

Working with family, friends, and an unruly band of teachers, Hendry and creative partner Bob Hasse enjoy the freedom of zero-budget, run-and-gun filmmaking. They claim it may be the best $3,000 film ever made.

The Riverside International Film Festival kicks off with the Opening Night Gala Reception April 21 and runs through April 28 with screenings at the Fox Theatre and the Box. Check the website for ticket information and show times:

Watch the trailer: Mormon Dog Story trailer on YouTube 

For more information about Mormon Dog Story, contact Paul Hendry at 951-487-3649 or