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Mitch, Mitt and Mormonism

A filmmaker named Mitch Davis wants to start a 527, and use it to fund a movie about Mormonism and Mitt Romney.

Talk about your uncoordinated expenditures.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports this story today and offers this assessment: "Davis' campaign -- which he acknowledges likely will start with donations from sympathetic Utahns -- could end up helping Romney make his religion a non-issue or end up reinforcing the cultish image many Americans have of the faith."

I'm going to guess the latter.

Davis directed the 2001 film, "The Other Side of Heaven." Here's the IMDB plot summary:

John H. Groberg (Christopher Gorham), a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean ('Anne Hathaway'). Through letters and musings across the miles, John shares his humbling and sometimes hilarious adventures with "the girl back home", and her letters buoy up his spirits in difficult times. John must struggle to overcome language barriers, physical hardship and deep-rooted suspicion to earn the trust and love of the Tongan people he has come to serve. Throughout his adventure-filled three years on the islands, he discovers friends and wisdom in the most unlikely places. John H. Groberg's Tongan odyssey will change his life forever.

Here's Davis's IMDB page, which also has information on a religiously themed project he has out in 2006.