Never before in the LDS Church's history has the entire temple construction been documented on film. Groberg and cinematographer/film editor Mark Goodman started filming before Groberg had time to kick in his producer skills of raising funds and fully assembling a documentary film team. They were in Nauvoo Illinois in 1999, the day the construction crew turned the first soil in preparation for this temple restoration. Groberg soon brought in his trusted writer and collaborator Heidi S. Swinton who has worked with Groberg and Goodman as script writer and author of the companion book to the documentary "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" and script writer for the documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail".
This is the first time Groberg has utilized the potential of DVD technology to distribute additional research materials to the public. The 90-minute documentary now includes 90 minutes of additional interviews, 'behind-the-scenes' footage and 19th century construction methods used in the reconstruction that otherwise would have also been left out from over 40 hours of film footage and 50 plus interviews.