Kenny Dalsheimer founded The Groove Productions in 1996.  He received his MA in Anthropology from Duke University in 1985 and then taught middle school social studies for ten years at Carolina Friends School in Durham, NC.   In the mid-90’s, Kenny reconnected with his childhood dreams of shooting with cameras and making movies and with more recent interests in documentary filmmaking.

He was also looking for ways to marry his teaching, creative, and social justice interests in new work. Kenny splits his time now directing, editing and shooting documentaries, producing non-profit and community videos, and teaching youth video workshops.


In addition to our documentary and video projects, The Groove Productions offers a full palette of  production and editing services from shooting events, art happenings and interviews to editing video footage and photographs to compressing video for online distribution.

Our company name was born during the making of our first film project – Go Fast, Turn Left: Voices from Orange Country Speedway. ‘The groove’ is a racing term for, “the fastest route around the track, the most efficient or quickest way around the track for a particular driver.”

Email us with ideas and questions about video, film, and workshop ideas.