John David Levy is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up in a romance with both still and living pictures.

a filmmaker and photographer practicing disciplines in both analog and digital and canvas and collage. He walks the tightrope between art and commerce with a firm footing in personal expression and high standard content. And is devoted to supporting fellow artists, particularly those marginalized, disadvantaged, and not being heard or seen. Singular voices. A Bay Area native. Growing up, his mother, an artist and Thespian raisied him close to the arts and encouraged his passion for the cinematic arts. He spent his early amateur years making photos and home films on 8mm, 16mm, and video. Learning to edit on duel VCR’s, flat beds and Avid. He attended College Of Marin in Kentfield for Screenwriting and Filmmaking and cut his teeth behind and in front of the camera for Academy Of Art student films. In 2009 he attended artist residencies for a Summer in the Mediterranean and shortly after returning co-Founded the Indie film production company La Belle Aroure Pictures, where he produced, wrote, directed and edited the short film, The Ghost Of Love (2011) cited by Moon In The Gutter as “A haunting work,” and later wrote, directed and produced the OAWOFF Audience Award Winning short, Tabula Rasa (2012). After a series of video essays and a brief hiatus he successfully crowdfunded the short film The Disappearance (2017), that also went on to win a OAWOFF Audience Award. In 2019 he successfully crowdfunded the short film A Quiet Thunder. Currently in it’s exhibition phase. He is in the development phase for his first independent feature film, Epoché.In recent years he’s worked as a staff video editor for Northern California production company, Alison Av. And as the Content Producer for the U.K. / U.S. agency Kiosk Creative. He also freelances on Music videos, documentary shorts, photography and event coverage. He is the founder of the creative collective; Cinesthesia.


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