Don Argott - Documentary Director
We're back for Season 3 with another awesome interview, this time with BELIEVER director, Don Argott! With Don in the middle of a new project with Alec Baldwin about the Delorean, we had a great long-distance conversation about his film, BELIEVER, which world premiered at Sundance this year.
In our thirty minute interview, MIQ host Ryan Parker got to talk with Don about putting stories above agendas, how the Mormon church is a window into how religion more broadly treats sexuality and the growing problem of shame and suicide in the U.S. It's an episode you don't want to miss!
BELIEVER makes its debut on HBO on June 25th. Watch it live or anytime on the HBO app: www.hbo.com/documentaries/believer.
BONUS: Read SKEW Magazine's interview with Don Argott here.
BELIEVER is a documentary following Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds as he negotiates his responsibility as a fellow Mormon to use his influence as a means to prevent further isolation of LGBTQ people from Mormon church. Since 2008, teen suicide rates in Utah have skyrocketed, which many people attribute to the Mormon church’s official stance regarding same-sex relationships.
Director Don Argott follows Dan and openly gay former Mormon Tyler Glenn, lead singer of Neon Trees, as they decide to create LoveLoud, a music and spoken-word festival designed to spark dialogue between the church and members of the LGBTQ community.