In 2011, David Grinbaum, a freelancer at the Lodge Music and The Music Playground, left his job at a bank in France to come the US and become a sound editor and composer. Three years later, taking that leap has paid off, as David enjoys success in his new field, having worked on several projects which have recently been nominated for and won national awards.

David recently worked as sound editor on a narrative film called Neon Heartache directed by Danielle Lessovitz which was recently awarded Best Narrative Film at the Big Muddy film festival. Another of his film projects, Aissa’s Story, a film inspired by the Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s case, was a semi-finalist at the Student Academy Awards, won Best Actress at the First Run festival, and will be screened at the African New York Film Festival in May 2014.

More recently, David worked as sound editor on an amazing documentary, Through The Fire, which tells the story of three women rebuilding Somalia / Somaliland. This film was extremely well-received at the ‘We The People’ festival organized by the United Nations, resulting in widespread international screenings, including the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Australia, the European Union’s Delegation to Kenya in Nairobi, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The film is also currently nominated for 5 awards at Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) including Best Sound Editor.

Congrats David!