Mini Bio (1)
In 1998-1999, Steven Goldmann won the triple crown of the Country music video industry. His innovative direction of Faith Hill's "This Kiss" took top prize with the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and TNN Music City News Best Video of the Year. In addition, he was awarded Video of the Year by Country Music Television (CMT) and Nashville Music Awards for "This Kiss." The 1998 Music Row Awards Best Video of the Year and a Telly Award (Kathy Mattea's "I'm On Your Side"), the 1998 MVPA (Music Video Production Association) Award for Country Video Of The Year (Mary Chapin Carpenter's "Better To Dream Of You"), It was by all measurements a year to remember and a year that brought Goldmann to national prominence. It capped off a run of recognition in the music video world that started with consecutive (1996 and 1997) CMT Director of the Year Awards.
With almost 200 videos to his credit, Goldmann's reputation as a storyteller with distinct visual style has attracted such major stars as Bruce Springsteen, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Brooks and Dunn, and Shania Twain. It was Goldmann's four videos for Shania's "The Woman in Me" album that helped propel her album to the thirteen million unit selling mark. In 1996, he was recognized by the Canadian Country Music Association for his direction of Shania's ("If You're Not In It For Love") I'm Outta Here" with Video of the Year honors, a Clio (a prestigious acknowledgment from the US Advertising industry) and a Telly Award (a national television broadcast award for creative excellence). Rolling Stone Magazine sighted Shania and Goldmann's video for "You Win My Love" as the 5th most import/influential video of the 90's.
It was inevitable, that after all this acclamation, Goldmann would turn his sights beyond the music video industry. In 2000 Goldmann began principle photography on a fantasy musical "Our Country" an IMAX film for Gaylord Entertainment. Featuring Lyle Lovett, The Dixie Chicks, Dwight Yoakum, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, and over thirty other stars, the film was released in 2003 coinciding with yet another honor by the Academy of Country Music -- Video of the Year for the Alan Jackson video, "Drive."
With a script by Writer's Guild Of Canada winner for Best Feature Screenplay (Stardom, directed by Denys Arcand), J. Jacob Potashnik, Goldmann directed, "50 Odd Dollars," a film noir inspired by Razor & Tie recording Artist, singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith's recording of the same name. The film has had a long and well-received broadcast run on CMT CANADA and has won Gold Awards at the Houston World Film Festival and the Alabama/UNA Television and Film Festival. 2004 found Goldmann directing episodes of "Missing" starring Vivica Fox for Lifetime and Lions Gate Entertainment, while still finding time to win Best Video and Best Director honors at the Canadian Country Music Awards as well as being nominated for the CMT Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year for Universal recording artist Julie Roberts
Goldmann most recently brought his style and story telling ability to his debut feature film "Broken Bridges," starring Toby Keith, Kelly Preston, Tess Harper, and Burt Reynolds for CMT FILMS/Paramount. In its inaugural showings its garnered more than 20 million viewers to make it the most-watched original telecast in CMT history. Additionally, the video for the film's centerpiece song "Broken" was named the winner of the CMT.com Loaded Award for the "Number One Streamed Video From A New Artist (Rookie of the Year). In 2007 he completed work on the horror film "Trailer Park Of Terror" with Producer Jonathan Bogner . Based on the Imperium comic book of the same name, this will be Goldmann's first foray into a genre he has always loved. White Trash horror films will never be the same again!
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Goldmann