Lyman Dayton returns to film scene with Utah film ‘Drop Off’


After a temporary break from making films, Producer and Director Lyman Dayton has returned to the film industry with “Drop Off.”

“Drop Off,” which was filmed in Washington County in southern Utah, tells the story of three young boys who find a million dollars and struggle to decide what to do with the money. With the FBI on their tail, as well as the criminals who originally stole the money chasing after them, the boys weigh the decision on whether to turn in the money or use it for themselves.

The three actors who portray the young money finders — Lucas Van Orden, Jimmy Linares and Porter Nielsen — have worked together before in their school’s production of Shakespeare’s “A Mid-Summer Nights Dream” at Bonneville Elementary School in Salt Lake.

The film also stars Alex Boye, Shawn Stevens, Jacque Gray, Paul D. Hunt, Paul Ford, Andy Jones and Nicole Weeks.

Dayton used his film experience as director of “Where the Red Fern Grows,” “Seven Alone” “Against a Crooked Sky” as well as his time off to express a story that the company describes as “the little movie with the big heart.”

“Once the staff, cast and crew choices are made the film takes on a life of its own,” Dayton said.

“Drop Off” is produced by Doty-Dayton Productions and distributed by Covenant Communications. The movie will be released on DVD on Saturday, Oct. 4. It will be sold at Deseret Book and on Amazon. Learn more about “Drop Off” here.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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