Carole Mikita ReportingThe next film in the fast-growing group of Mormon movies premiers tonight.
The script for ‘The Best Two Years’ began as a play back in the '80's. The storyline based on the experiences of a Latter-day Saint missionary in Holland is sometime maddening, sometimes hilarious. It follows the adventures, or sometimes misadventures, of four Americans in Holland
Dave Nibley, ‘The Best Two Years’: "These are four guys who happen to be Mormon missionaries, but the story doesn't hinge on that fact. The story hinges on their relationships, the way they interact with one another.”
These films are already having a desired effect for some of these actors; a couple in this film already have the Hollywood connection. K.C. Clyde has lived and worked in Los Angeles for three years now.
K.C. Clyde, ‘The Best Two Years’: "If you tell a good story, that's going to stand out, regardless if it's a Mormon film or a catholic film, or something of another religious aspect. And that's what we have, and the more we do that in the LDS market, I think the better it is for everybody."
Kirby Heyborne has had starring roles in nearly half a dozen so far; he calls this the third wave in this genre.
Kirby Heyborne, 'The Best Two Years’: "I think you're gonna see that Mormon cinema does have the staying power. It's gonna be around now because they're getting better. If they would have stayed the same and not improved, it would have fizzled out."
‘The Best Two Years’ premiers tonight in St. George, Wednesday night at Jordan Commons and Friday throughout the state.