Who We Are

What we do

We tell compelling stories with engaging imagery. Good stories are the most effective form of communication.

People remember good stories!

I started Barnstormer Productions to share my crazy adventures and extensive travel knowledge while trying to help protect the wild places I love most. This started with short films and led to the multi EMMY awarded “Weekend Explorer” adventure travel TV series launched nationally on PBS in 2001. -Jeffrey Lehmann

Exceptional Documentary Series

For more than 20 years, “Weekend Explorer” has shared extraordinary destinations, experiences, and people on PBS and commercial broadcasters worldwide, receiving numerous awards including two EMMYs and dozens of TELLYs along the way.

Subsequently, BPTV has launched the award winning historical documentary series, “Maritime Silk Road – Birth of the Global Economy” (2016), and an award winning tech documentary series “China’s Big Bay – from Made In to Invented By ” (2019). All of these series were created on very tight budgets and each time defied all broadcast ratings expectations. 

In addition, Barnstormer Productions has created nearly countless other informational and marketing videos for the world’s largest broadcasters and companies.  

Scripted Features on tight budgets

In the fall of 2019, Barnstormer Productions with its vast production experience including numerous script shorts started work on its first SAG approved feature film. Production was postponed due to the pandemic and was finally shot in Fall 2022. “I Brake for Caterpillars” is now on the film festival circuit. Meanwhile, Barnstormer Productions is in pre-production of new scripted projects.