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Mitch Davis is a film director[1] noted for his 2001 film The Other Side of Heaven about the trials and adventures of an LDS Missionary, John H. Groberg.[2]

Mitch Davis
Alma materBrigham Young University
OccupationDirector, producer, writer
Notable work

Davis is a Latter-day Saint and received a bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University in 1982.[3]

He earned his master’s in film production from the University of Southern California. While working on his graduate degree, he worked as a creative executive at Disney and worked on Dead Poet’s Society (1989), White Fang (1991), The Rocketeer (1991), and Newsies (1992). He then worked as vice-president of development at Columbia’s Cash and Epps Entertainment production company.

Davis wrote the Disney Channel film Windrunner (1994), which he was originally slated to direct, but was replaced in that role. After The Other Side of Heaven, he wrote and directed the romance A House Divided, a modern-day tale of Jewish man's undying love for a Palestinian woman in Israel. His 2015 feature, Christmas Eve, was an ensemble piece in the vein of Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. His Christian family film The Stray, based on his own experiences, opened Oct. 6, 2017.



Theatrical releasesEdit

Year Film Director Producer Writer Starring
1994 Windrunner No No Yes Russell Means, Margot Kidder
2001 The Other Side of Heaven Yes No Yes Anne Hathaway, Christopher Gorham
2015 Christmas Eve Yes Yes Yes Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder, James Roday, Cheryl Hines, Gary Cole, Max Casella
2017 The Stray Yes Yes Yes Michael Cassidy, Sarah Lancaster

Other releasesEdit

Year Film Director Producer Writer Starring
2010 (DVD) A House Divided Yes No Yes F. Murray Abraham
2014 (TV) Handel's Messiah No No Yes (documentary)


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