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When Micheal Flaherty and former college roommate Cary Granat founded a film company in 2001, they called it Walden Media. Their organization differs from traditional movie studios because it produces family-friendly films that Flaherty describes as "entertaining but (that) also demonstrate the rewards of knowledge and virtue."

Here we present vignettes of an interview with the filmmaker shot at the offices of the Deseret News.

Flaherty: What is your opinion on the MPAA rating system?

Flaherty: Who is your spiritual mentor?

Flaherty: What are your recreational activities?

Flaherty: How does religion fit in with Hollywood?


Values-based filmmaker Michael Flaherty takes the road less traveled

Flaherty interview vignettes (1 of 3)

Flaherty interview vignettes (2 of 3)