John David Levy (b. 1977) is an award-winning American filmmaker, sreenwriter, photographer and artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. His passion for cinema began in early childhood and his work as a filmmaker by his mid teens working with video, 8mm and 16mm cameras and editing on flat beds and Avid. He studied film and screenwriting at College of Marin while volunteering as a Production Assistant on numerous student film productions for friends attending the Academy of Art, SF.
In 2009 he attended artist residencies for a Summer in the Mediterranean (Saint Exupery, Nice, France. Sienna, Italy. Barcelona, San Sebastian, Spain).
In 2010 he co-founded the collective La Belle Aurore Films. And directed the Parallel Lines/RSA/Philips competition short, CODA.
In 2011 he directed the experimental love story, THE GHOST OF LOVE, cited by Moon In The Gutter as “A haunting work.”
In 2012 he directed the award winning short film TABULA RASA. Later that year he began pre-production on his first feature based on the award winning short.
In 2013 he disbanded from LBA Films and put all his resources into caring full time for his mother after being diagnosed with vascular dementia. Staying involved in numerous capacities with other short form projects and the independent film community.
As of 2016 he is in a state of reset both personally and creatively, back in development of several features while working as a freelance videographer, editor and photographer. And returning to short form with, THE DISAPPEARANCE.