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Image: Lee Groberg

Lee Groberg

Award-winning documentary film producer/director, Lee Groberg shares his passion for history with yet another film, American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith. Other historical documentaries to Grobergs credits include Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail, Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story (1996), which was produced in conjunction with the Utah Statehood Centennial and Emmy nominee American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story (1991). Since 1984, Lee Groberg has produced local and national TV spots and several award-winning industrial and educational films. While these works have been challenging and enjoyable to Groberg, his greatest passion is the historic documentary film.
Image: Heidi Swinton

Heidi Swinton

Heidi S. Swinton is a best-selling author and freelance writer who wrote both the book and PBS documentary script for American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith. In addition, she is the author of numerous books, magazine articles, and historical accounts and compilations, including In the Company of Prophets, Pioneer Spirit, In the Utah Tradition: A History of the Governor's Mansion, and the Hotel: Salt Lake's Classy Lady. She also wrote the script for the award-winning PBS documentary Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail as well as other video presentations. Active in historic preservation, she served on Salt Lake City's Historic Landmarks Commission; her home is listed on the National Historic Register. Heidi graduated from the University of Utah and attended the Medill Graduate School of Journalism. She and her husband, Jeffrey, have four sons.
Image: Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck is one of the most successful actors of the postwar era. This academy award-winning actor has starred in numerous movies, including To Kill a Mockingbird, The Yearling, Moby Dick, MacArthur, Gentleman's Agreement, Cape Fear and The Guns of Navarone. He helped found the American Film Institute, and served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences from 1967 to 1970.


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