Man behind Sundance camel controversy in SLC Monday

Posted at 9:25 PM, Jan 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-21 23:39:14-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A filmmaker cited by Park City police after taking a camel ride through the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend was back in the spotlight on Monday night.

Director Next Anyextee rode the camel as a publicity stunt for his film “Egypt Through the Glass Shop,” which was not a part of the Sundance Film Festival.

The Park City Police Department said Saturday the man was cited for obstructing traffic and given a warning about handing out fliers (the city has an ordinance restricting leafleting during the festival). Both Anyextee and the camel were escorted by police off of Main Street.

“Really the only obstruction of traffic was when the police officers showed up in their vehicles to block traffic and cite me for having a camel,” Anyextee said on Monday night.

Anyextee and his camel were at Brewvies in Salt Lake City on Monday night where his film was shown.

He says that in hindsight, he probably should have gone skiing instead.

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