Israel David Groveman is a dynamic creative with an adventurous outlook on life whose work in the arts and music began when he started playing violin at age 4. Israel was a violin concerto competition winner as a teenager in the Washington DC area, and along with years of album and recording work as a violinist, he has performed with musicians as prestigious as Yo-Yo Ma, R. Carlos Nakai, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and played festival and concert venue rock improv with bands like Third Day, Honor By August, Zelos, and many more. Israel studied violin at the Levine School of Music in Washington DC, with Oleg Rylatko of the NSO Opera Orchestra from the Moscow Conservatory, with Professor Jody Gatwood at the Catholic University of America, and with Professor Gerald Fischbach at the University of Maryland, College Park. Israel earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance by performing a two hour long recital at the University of Maryland with selections from Brahms, Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich, and Saint-Saens.
Israel has taken his years of experience and minoring in composition in college on through his high-demand work for clients in Hollywood, LA, New York, and beyond. Israel’s love for movies, stories, and filmmaking are reflected in his intensely passionate and dramatic writing.
Israel has a growing reputation as a creative resource, as he has experience in all levels and steps of filmmaking, from directing and producing to pre and post production, and has been lauded for being a resourceful, creative, and dedicated filmmaker who goes incredibly far no matter what the limitations of a project are. His knowledge of the filmmaking process from beginning to end lends incredibly technical balance as he navigates his way through the post process with filmmakers.
His intensive college educated musical and technical background enables him to find form, synergy, and the abstract in the intersection of all things. Israel is also related to pirates in his ancestry, which has nothing to do with this post, but Israel finds every opportunity to bring it up. The most important thing in his repertoire is remaining humble but irrevocably relentless before the non-achievable goal of perfection, and finding new ways to grow in leaps and bounds with each creative endeavor he is privileged to encounter. Israel also wrote the music for the documentary “Melting Point,” which was nominated in 2013 for a National Emmy for Outstanding Journalism. If you have any project you’d like to involve him in, please send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unique traits: Emmy nominated film. Classically trained background in the arts. First to arrive, and last to leave!
The Guns of Wachoiye
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Television (Action, Adventure, Drama, History and 1 More) Cinematographer 1920.The Great World War is over. Prohibition is now the law of the land. And the Wild West has long ago vanished. But someone forgot to tell Tucker Hicks.
Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Visual effects A young couple grieving the recent death of their daughter move to the countryside where they are haunted by their tragedy and a sinister darkness.
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TURN: Washington's Spies
Television (Drama and War) Actor Follows Long Island farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence. Written by AMC
Film (Short and Action) Actor A killer deals with a mind and a soul without rest after years of living a death-oriented lifestyle - do the consequences of his actions outweigh his goals? Philosophically, the film seeks to take the viewer through a series of questions about choices. While created and released on a shoestring budget, the film has intensity and suspense that viewers have been shocked by, and industry insiders and critics that have previewed the film have enthusiastically referred to it as an "arthouse action film." Written by Israel David Groveman
Film (Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor Battling insomnia, Roy Cawl spends his sleepless nights watching the comings and goings of his reclusive neighbor, Mr. Robb. Convinced that he's hiding something, Roy breaks into Mr. Robb's house where he discovers a cache of photographs...photos of himself...in places he's never been...with people he's never met. But when Mr. Robb is found dead, Roy is the primary suspect, catapulting him into a race against time to unravel the mystery of his true identity and to prove his innocence. Written by Anonymous
Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A voyeur peeps through a pinhole into a snowbound farmhouse where a masked knife-wielding psychopath dishes out bloody revenge at a twisted family reunion between a young woman and the despicable men who could be her "deadbeat dad".
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Film (Action, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor When an experiment for a new miracle drug goes terribly wrong, the scientists responsible must race to prevent an apocalyptic event from occurring.
Film (Biography, Drama, History and War) Actor In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience -- end slavery or end the war. Written by Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
Film (Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 2 More) Camera and Electrical Department In a unknown time and place a mysterious man with his hot rod enters. Little does he know a high strung sheriff, will soon be on his tail. With a scorned wife and a very unique individual in a 1972 roadrunner who is sent from a higher source to keep fate intact and take her to paradise. Written by Anonymous
IIFC Excellence in Filmmaking Award - Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Best Musical Score - "The Guns Of Wachoiye"
Nominated - Best Cinematography - "The Guns Of Wachoiye"
Nominated - Best Short Film - "The Guns Of Wachoiye"
Nominated - Best Director - "The Guns Of Wachoiye"
Nominated - National Journalism Emmy - "Melting Point" Score
University of Maryland: Baltimore (Baltimore, MD)
Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)