Local filmmakers take a stand on polygamy


Malibu residents Joan Sweeny and Robert Chimento recently saw their award-winning feature film, “Follow the Prophet,” hit Video on Demand on major cable and satellite providers. The thriller, based on true current events, tells the story of a 15-year-old girl given up as a bride to the leader of a polygamist cult.

Sweeny is the film’s producer, and Chimento is the writer and starring actor.