Travis Sutton's background in film production began with the LDS Motion Picture Studios in Provo, Utah. Sutton later worked on crew for various independent feature films, short films, commercials, and documentaries. Sutton directed the feature-length documentary Extraordinary Measures, which premiered at the San Francisco Documentary Festival in 2007. Sutton's primary research interests include gender and sexuality, affect and emotion, and Mormon cinema. His most recent publications include "Avenging the Body: Disability in the Horror Film" in A Companion to the Horror Film, and "Emma Hale Smith, Gay Sensibility, and Straight History" in the upcoming anthology from Utah State University Press, Depicting a Mormon Moment.
Sutton earned a B.A. in Media Arts at Brigham Young University and an M.A. in Film Critical/Cultural Studies at the University of North Texas. Sutton is working to complete his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University.
Before returning to the University of North Texas to become part of the faculty, Sutton taught courses in film, literature, and composition at Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, and Blinn College.