THE MAKING OF UTOPIA brought us to four Utopian communities in Australia (Bodhi Farm, Dharmananda, Equilibrium and Moora Moora.) We sent an open letter to the communities inviting them to join a workshop and write a fiction film about themselves. The main questions we posed to the communities were related to the ongoing conflict between utopian vision and communal reality. The workshops resulted in 4 short fiction films written and acted by community members. In several interviews the participants commented on the films that came up in each community. Additional commentary is provided by Bill Metcalf – a leading researcher of Intentional Communities.