a pictureGreg Stiever

Greg’s accomplishments as a director include over four hundred corporate pieces and training films, television commercials, several feature length documentary films, television series, music videos and short films.

He has directed and produced award winning feature length documentaries, Poles Apart and America Takes Flight, both appearing on PBS, and recently directed the new series Make Television for PBS.  He has directed the series Hometime for PBS, The Seasoned Gardner for Home and Garden Television, and has gained extensive location experience shooting Secrets of the Rainmaker for National Geographic in Africa. He has produced and directed a business film, The New Business of Paradigms for futurist Joel Barker, a centennial video for the 3M Company, and was director of photography for the Emmy Award winning Grandfather’s Birthday, and camera operator for the Mighty Ducks and several music videos for Prince.
 
Stiever's expertise remains current and innovative as he frequently serves on judging and seminar panels locally and nationally, attends seminars, and studies directing and photography - most recently studying with Richard Fleischer and at the Sundance Institute with Joan Darling.

Honored with over sixty awards for his work, Greg Stiever is proud of receiving local,
national, and international awards including Minnesota's Oscar for Best Feature Film in 2000, The Short Film Showcase from National Endowment of the Arts, a Bronze Medal from the
Cannes Film Festival, Best Cinematography at the Santa Clarita Film Festival, A Regional Emmy, Monitor Award for Best Achievement in Directing, and several CINE Gold Eagle Awards.

Stiever’s feature length documentary film, Poles Apart is currently airing on PBS and was picked up by The National Geographic Channel in Europe, Asia and Africa.  A few of the awards for Poles Apart include: Best Documentary at the Lake Placid Film Forum, Best Documentary at the Breckenridge Festival of Film, a Silver at the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Best of Fest at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International film festival.