————————– CARL GUNDESTRUP ————————–
3540 West Jameson Ave 801-446-1221
Riverton, Utah 84065


Associate Degree Humanities
Napa Jr. College, Ca.
Bachelors Degree Communications (Film) Brigham Young University

I was born and raised in Napa, California. I played varsity basketball at
Napa High School and Napa Junior College. I left school for 2 years to
serve an LDS mission to the “Massachusetts, Boston Mission”. I received
the “Scholar Athlete Award” my sophomore year at Napa Junior College. I
moved to Utah to continue my education and began working in film at the
Brigham Young University studios in 1978.

During my career in film and video I have had experience in almost every
job related to film and video production. I have my own complete grip and
lighting package, which I have used to do more than a dozen feature films,
countless commercials and corporate industrial projects.

I was the writer, producer and the on camera talent for 2 videos on
lighting. “Introduction to Lighting for Film and Video” and “Green Screen
lighting”. Available @



Director/Writer/Producer Tales of Davy Jones
Director/Producer Marriott International Training
Director/Producer “Artificial Ear” U of U. Med. Ctr.
Director/Camera “Utah Jazz” Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Director/Camera “F.E.M.A.” training
Director/Camera “Treasury of Knowledge” BYU
Director/Camera “First Aid” National Safety Council
Director, writer, producer “One Day Surgery for Children”
University of Utah Medical Center
Director/Camera “CPR” National Safety Council
Director/Camera “NetWare” Novell

“Tales of Davy J ones” Writer, Director, Executive Producer
audio adventure for children. 22 Voices – Fully Orchestrated
Original Music – Complete Sound Effects –Cover Art Davy
McClelland *Disney
* Winner of “Mom’s Choice Awar d” for excellence in family
friendly media.
* “Rising Star “ NAPPA (National Parenting Publication Awards)
* School library Journal Review May 21st 2011
“Tales of Davy Jones” will be featured as a serial story
in “Kidsville News” beginning in September 2011.
Kidsville News newspaper reaches 150,000 k-6 childr en in 7
school districts in Utah and nearly 2 million students, educators
and their families in 24 states.
Promotional video – clips of the audio – reviews are available at
In 2005 my script “Hands of Thunder ” was awarded
“Best Original Screenplay” at the Gloria International Film

Writer, Producer, Talent “Introduction to Lighting for Film and
Video” & “Green Screen Lighting”.
Writer Series “Cleon Skousen Visits Israel” “Prophecy” “Last
Days of Christ’s Life parts 1 & 2.” “Miracles & Ministry of Jesus”
Writer “Family History” LDS Church
Writer “Disabilities and Discipleship” LDS Church
Writer “New Employee Orientation” Novell
Writer/Director/Producer “Surgery 4 Children” U of U
Writer “Family History” LDS Church
Writer “New Employee Orientation” Novell
Writer “Disabilities and Discipleship” LDS Church
Writer/Director “Spiff Interactive Network” Amiga

Camera / Gaffer
Camera/LD Frank Layden “Utah Opera Festival”
Camera/LD Al Pacino “Sundance Film Festival”
Camera/LD “Norm Crosby”
Camera/LD “Dead Sea Scrolls Symposium” Israel
Camera/LD ICON Proform, Weider, Health Rider, Nordic Track,
Steadicam St. George Marathon
Steadicam /LD ICON Proform infomercial
Steadicam /LD English 2nd Language James Sorenson
Gaffer “Touched by an Angel” (Fall Promo & Second Unit)
Gaffer “Pepsi Auditions John Stockton”
Gaffer/Camera “Steve Young” Proform Treadmills
Gaffer “ABC 20/20”
Gaffer Olympic Gold medalists “Derek Para, Mitch Gaylord, Nikki Stone”
Gaffer “Tony Bennett”
Gaffer “Settling Alaska” Industrial Light and Magic
Gaffer “America’s Most Wanted”
Gaffer Features/Big documentaries “Faith of Our
Fathers” “Sweet water Rescue” “The last Eagle Scout” “Scout
Camp” “Propensity” “Whisper Island” “Someone Was Watching”
“Handcart” “Fortune Cookie “Joseph Smith” “Joseph Fielding Smith” etc.
Gaffer “Mark Eaton” PSA Child Abuse
Gaffer “Dutton’s in Concert” (5 cameras 2 jibs)
Gaffer “Men in Red” Novell *award winner
Gaffer “Culinary Creations” W/ Mary Craft PBS series
Gaffer “Bath and Body Works”
Key Grip “Planet Snow”
Key Grip “On Our Own” Feature film
Key Grip “Dream Machine” Feature film
Dolly Grip “Heart” In concert
Dolly Grip “Mamas and Papas” In concert
Dolly Grip “Association” In concert