Through The Lens: The Insufferable Groo

Sep 13, 2018

Stephen Groo has made hundreds of DIY movies in an oddball style that has earned him big-name fans and a crowd of haters. A new documentary film follows Groo’s efforts to make his dream project: an elf-human romance flick.

Thursday, we continue our Through the Lens series with a documentary film about a local filmmaker by a local filmmaker. Stephen Groo has made more than 200 movies. He has an oddball DIY style that has gained him some big name fans, not to mention a crowd of trolls and haters. Scott Christopherson’s documentary follows Groo as he makes his dream film: an elf-human romance starring Hollywood star Jack Black. Christopherson’s film called is called The Insufferable Groo and he joins us to talk about it.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Salt Lake Film Society will present a screening of The Insufferable Groo. It will be followed by a Q&A with Stephen Groo and producers Eric Robertson and Jared Harris. Tickets and information at

On Wednesday, September 19, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center will present a free screening of Scott Christopherson's film The Insufferable Groo as part of our Through the Lens series. It's at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose  Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Christopherson, producer Jared Harris, and Stephen Groo himself will be there for a Q&A after the screening. Seating is limited, so get there early. You can get more information, and invite your friends, through our Facebook event.

Scott Christopherson is a professor of non-fiction film at Brigham Young University. His previous documentary film, Peace Officer, won both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards for documentary at the South By Southwest Film Festival. He directed The Insufferable Groo.