Who I Am
I began my journey by naively moving to New York and picking up odd film jobs until my knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects led to a job as assistant editor and post-production supervisor on Sid Bernstein Presents…. The film is a moving portrait of the music industry innovator who, among other myriad achievements, brought the Beatles to America. My work has taken me around the world, from Cote d’Ivoire where we documented the slaying of peaceful protesters by peacekeepers, to the deep south to film the last interview with the late, great James Brown. I received a BA in Art:Semiotics from Brown University.
What I Do
I’m a film lover and video geek who has found an outlet for those passions. In college and my twenties, I spent a lot of time teaching myself the ins and outs of video formats, codecs, post-production workflows and software. I have developed a strong sense of how to wring the most perceived quality from whatever budget I’m working with. I am always looking for an excuse to use my expertise on any project, whether it be in a principal role or simply as a consultant.
I became an award-winning filmmaker when most first feature documentary, U.N. Me, took home Best Documentary at the 2010 New Hampshire Film Festival. Our festival run began with a coveted slot at IDFA 2009.
I’ve spent the past few years focusing on U.N. Me which we released on June 1, 2012 in a handful of cities around the USA, as well as digitally online and through On Demand services of many cable companies. Now that it has been released, I have just launched a Kickstarter project to finance my follow up film. You can find that here.
Get In Touch
Hey, we barely know each other, right? Otherwise you’d already have my contact information. Why don’t we start off with a casual contact form e-mail? Like everyone else, I am in almost perpetual digital contact, so if I like what I read, I’ll be sure to respond. Or, if you prefer, contact me via Twitter: @mgroff