Lee B. Groberg
An award-winning filmmaker with over 20 years experience in the production of historical television documentaries, director and producer Lee B. Groberg has an impressive filmography and a growing list of accolades from the film and television industry.
Groberg received his MBA in international business management in 1977, but found his greater love in documentary film making. He began his film career in 1984, producing industrial films. His first foray into documentary film making begin in 1987 where he co-produced a film with NHK Television in Japan. Titled WINTER; The St. Paul – Sapporo Connection, the film compared a U.S. winter carnival in Minnesota with the Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival) in Sapporo, Japan.
In the subsequent 20 years from that first documentary, Groberg has produced numerous films, mostly for PBS Television. His filmography is as follows:
Documentary film; “First Freedom”, 2012 in partnership with PBS affiliate, WETA, Washington DC.
Documentary film; “Fires of Faith: The Coming Forth of the King James Bible” 2011 CINE GOLD CAMERA, BRONZE TELLY, 2012 FINALIST; New York Film Festival, SPECIAL JURY REMI AWARD; Worldfest Houston, CERTIFICATE OF CREATIVE EXCELLENCE; U.S. International Film Festival.
Documentary film; “SWEETWATER RESCUE; The Willie and Martin Handcart Story.” PBS Television, December, 2006. Production partners; KBYU Television, Provo Utah, WETA Washington D.C. PLATINUM REMI; Houston International Film Festival. April, 2007. PLATINUM BEST OF SHOW; Aurora Awards, May, 2007. SILVER TELLY; 2007. GEORGE WASHINGTON MEDAL OF HONOR; Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge; public communication, August, 2007.
Documentary film; “AMERICA’S CHOIR; The Story of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.” Narrated by Walter Cronkite. In conjunction with their Jubilee Celebration of “Music and the Spoken Word’s” 75 years of continuous broadcast. AWARD OF CREATIVE EXCELLENCE; Houston International Film Festival. June, 2005. GOLD AWARD; Aurora Awards, October, 2005.
Documentary film; “SACRED STONE; Temple on the Mississippi.” In partnership with KBYU Television. Winter 2002/2003. Narrated by Hal Holbrook. Several film awards; FIRST PLACE; Houston International Film Festival, FIRST PLACE, Telly Awards, GOLD CAMERA; U.S. International Film and Video Festival, New York, NOMINEE; Rock Mountain Emmy Awards, and others.
Documentary film: “AMERICAN PROPHET; The Story of Joseph Smith.” Narrated by Gregory Peck. National PBS Television. First national airing, November 26, 1999. In partnership with Vermont Public Television. *1st Place winner in four film festivals. FIRST PLACE; The Houston International Film Festival, FIRST PLACE (Silver) Telly Award, FIRST PLACE; The Aurora Awards, and a GOLD CAMERA; U.S. International Film and Video Festival, (music soundtrack) PEARL AWARD; Best Film Score; (companion book)FIRST PLACE; 1999 Small Press Book award.
Documentary film; “TRAIL OF HOPE; The Story of the Mormon Trail.” Narrated by Hal Holbrook. 1997 Winner of six film awards. AWARD OF EXCELLENCE; Film Advisory Board, CHRIS AWARD; Columbus International Film and Video Festival, 1997 & 98, GOLD CAMERA, First place; U.S. International Film Festival, GABRIEL AWARD; Catholic Broadcasters Association, WORLDFEST BRONZE; New York Film and Video Festival, (music) PEARL AWARD; Best Film Score, (companion book) FIRST PLACE; 1998 Small Press Book Award.
Documentary film; (two hours) 1995 “TREASURE HOUSE - THE UTAH MINING STORY,” A Utah Statehood Centennial Production, PBS, KUED Channel 7. Narrated by Ed Ames.
Documentary film; “AMERICAN GUNMAKER; THE JOHN M. BROWNING STORY” Narrated by Fess Parker. 1992 PBS Television, Browning Gun Museum, Rocky Mountain Emmy nominee.
Lee and his wife, Jeanine have seven children and five grandchildren and count them as the true treasures of their lives.
Head of Dreamchaser Entertainment, with over 20 years experience in the film business, Mark Goodman is an Emmy-nominated editor and cinematographer who has worked on such films as Last Resort, Same River Twice, Olympic Glory, as well as PBS documentaries, Trail of Hope and American Prophet. His directing credits include commercials, documentaries and two feature films. Dreamchaser Entertainment is the recipient of Best Feature and Audience Choice awards, a Chris Award, Aurora and Telly awards, and numerous film festival honors.
Lee and Mark have worked together for over 20 years.