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Interview with filmmaker Israel David Groveman on his art and projects (Photos)

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On April 5, 2014, filmmaker Israel David Groveman shared about his background and recent entertainment projects. Groveman is located in L.A.

"Israel David Groveman's education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Maryland in 2000, and a Bacelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 2002." - IDG Bio

According to Groveman's past work and "reviews," he is intensely creative and passionate when it comes to his art, his skills, his projects. He is a producer, director and director of photography (DP) in the areas of filmmaking, photography and composition background.

Israel, what are some of the entertainment projects you have been a part of?

"I have produced and acted in my own projects, including a recent short called 'Despondent.' I have also worked on 'Lincoln' with Daniel Day Lewis and directed by Steven Spielberg.

I wrote the score for the Emmy-nominated documentary about Greenland, called 'Melting Point.' The music can be heard at

In addition, I have been a part of AMC’s 'Turn,' Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hitRECord, the San Francisco 49ers and the Miss America Pageant.

Can you tell us how you are professionally established as a photographer?

"I have studio space available in Woodland Hills. It includes a full photographic strobe studio, backdrops, set fans, SteadiCam Merlin, Dynamic Perception, Emotimo Black, Nikon D800e, BlackMagic 2k, Kessler slider, recording and mixing equipment. I also have thousands of professional Hollywood level film score source tracks, high end 2.8 glass, and more."

You appear to be well rounded when it comes to "all things entertainment." You have marketing skills as well?

"Yes, my work in marketing comes from marketing my own films."

Israel David Groveman's Skills and Projects include producer and filmmaker, composer and musician, project management, software and corporate technical and photographer in the areas of fashion and beauty, cinema and dramatic plus sports and editorial.

Thank you Israel David Groveman for taking the time to share with us. We look forward to future projects!

Photography by Israel David Groveman
Photography by Israel David Groveman Photo courtesy of Israel David Photography, used with permission

Photography by Israel David Groveman

Groveman has  marketed and produced independently a variety of elaborate photography shoots, advertising, portrait, commercial photographer of actors, models, athletes, celebrities with recent clients listed below:

  • Chloe Dykstra
  • Lucasfilm
  • NaVorro Bowman (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Deadmau5 (musician)
  • Peter Dobson (Forrest Gump)
  • Sebastian Siegel (LOST)
  • Bill Marriott (Marriott Resorts and Hotels)
  • Washingtonian Magazine
Composer & Musician
Composer & Musician Photo courtesy of Israel David Photography, used with permission

Composer & Musician

Israel David Groveman as a composer:

25 year concert violinist with public performance, recording experience, chamber and solo competition winner, Emmy nominated Melting Point documentary score, Avenger Girls vs. Evil Nerd fantasy score, Desdichado score – orchestral string score with fantasy elements, "Despondent" score – 36 minute orchestral and solo instrumental score and former concert violinist with public performance/ recording experience.

Cinema & Dramatic Photography
Cinema & Dramatic Photography Photo courtesy of Israel David Groveman Photography, used with permission

Cinema & Dramatic Photography

Here is a MATRIX film lookalike as Trinity.

Here is one of many photos that represents Cinema and Dramatic by Israel David Groveman Photography.

This image is that of an actress and character lookalike representing Trinity from the MATRIX movies.

Filmmaker & Producer
Filmmaker & Producer Photo courtesy of Israel David Groveman, used with permission

Filmmaker & Producer

"Despondent" Short Film – Producer/ Director/ Editor/ DP/ Composer

Solely produced film from start to finish (hired talent/freelancers, marketing, managed budget, location booking, scoring, etc.)

Solved challenging technical problems during post-production

Suggested, pushed, and accomplished building a traveling high wire camera rig for long distance aerial tracking shots

Led and marketed a successful Kickstarter campaign for a Washington, DC premiere at the Uptown Theater in 2014.

Software & Corporate Technical plus Project Management is Israel David Groveman
Software & Corporate Technical plus Project Management is Israel David Groveman Photo by Douglas Sonders, courtesy of Israel David Groveman, used with permission

Software & Corporate Technical plus Project Management is Israel David Groveman

Israel David Groveman is an intensely creative, passionate, and deeply technical producer, DP, director with filmmaking/photography/composition background in Los Angeles, Calif. He has produced his own projects and has worked on an Emmy nominated documentary, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, including AMC’s Turn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hitRECord, San Franscisco 49ers and the Miss America Pageant.


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