The Groove Productions offers video production services to non-profits, social justice groups, and educational and art institutions. We have worked on diverse projects with filmmakers, artists, and producers.  Using documentary style storytelling, we have promoted arts education, youth leadership programs, and community development initiatives.


As a former teacher, Kenny believes in the power of co-creation and collaboration. He  respects and seeks out  wisdom from project partners, welcomes the sharing and dialogue needed to assess budgets, identify project goals and audiences, and craft messaging. At the start, he invites into the pre-production process his client partners, the people with the expertise, wisdom, and experience needed to help in the making of compelling, moving stories.


Past projects include:

We would love to hear from you.  Contact us with your project ideas and/or questions.


We cannot tell you how grateful we are and how wonderfully the videos have been received. You took time to find out what we wanted and asked the right questions to be sure the video conveyed our students and their work. And you did not just film here in our classrooms; you went around the community to capture the places that our students talked to you about. The saying is "a picture is worth a thousand words." Well, your videos are worth a milllion!  You captured the heard and sould of what we do and most importantly of our students.

Sandy Ogburn, The Achievement Academy of Durham

The videos are, simply put, great. I am amazed at the magic you have done with what you had to work with...I appreciate being associated with such a project.

Anthony Cole, NC Farmer and Participant in the "Seasons of Change" Video

Kenny's training in anthropology, his work as a classroom teacher, and his ongoing committment to community education allow him to think broadly and to connect on many different levels...He understands the non-profit world, possesses the intellectual acuity to take on wide-ranging subjects, and has a wonderfully developed sense of collaboration.

Douglas Quin, Ex. Director of the North Carolina Humanities Council

Your video will continue to give Genesis Home visibility in the community, thus aiding us as we go about the business of ending homelessness in Durham.

Board Member, Genesis Home of Durham

Kenny, your ideas were artistically and conceptually helpful in reaching our goal. You are indeed that unique individual who combines thorough knowledge of craft with the ability to collaborate with community partners in the realization of organizational objectives. We are very pleased with the resulting video!

Karen Crumbliss, Research Associate, Developmental Disabilities Training Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill

You are that unique individual that combines a thorough knowledge of craft with the ability to collaborate with community partners in the realization of organizational objectives. As an independent filmmaker, your artistic vision is revealed in the films you make. You share knowledge gained from the pursuit of those artistic experiences, as well as the technical expertise gained that adds value to every project you pursue.

Sara Maultsby, Supervisor, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC

Many thanks for all your hard work on the video. It was an excellent storyteller and a big hit at the NYC benefit. The encouragement, support and advice you have always been so willing to share has been at the heart of our work and survival. There was no one better to tell the story of a space to call home than you.

Ed Hunt and Jeff Storer, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham, NC

Kenny, I just dropped your vcr off and spoke with Marybeth. I told her what a great job you did on that video - I couldn't believe how good it was. We've dropped it off to make reprints so we can send it to other funders. I know we will want to show it off. Thank you very much for working with us. We couldn't be more pleased.

John Bell, Durham County Habitat for Humanity

Clients & Collaborators

  • Achievement Academy of Durham – Durham, NC
  • Afghan Sister City School Project – Durham, NC
  • Alliance for Disability Advocates – Raleigh, NC
  • Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • ArtsNC – NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Boys and Girls Club of Nash and Edgecombe Counties, NC
  • Carolina Friends School – Durham, NC
  • Carolina Health and Humor Association – Durham, NC
  • Center for Independent Living – Raleigh, NC
  • City of Durham
  • Clean Energy Durham
  • Conservation Consultant – Durham, NC
  • Criminal Justice Resource Center – Durham, NC
  • Davis Drive Middle School – Cary, NC
  • Democracy NC
  • Developmental Disabilities Training Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life – Durham, NC
  • Duke University Office of Community Affairs – Durham, NC
  • Duke University Continuing Education
  • Duke University String School – Durham, NC
  • Duke Young Writer’s Camp – Durham, NC
  • Durham Arts Council – Durham, NC
  • Durham Art Guild – Durham, NC
  • Durham Central Park – Durham, NC
  • Durham Community Collaborative – Durham, NC
  • Durham Parks and Recreation – Durham, NC
  • Durham Public Schools – Durham, NC
  • Durham School of the Arts – Durham, NC
  • E. K. Powe Elementary School – Durham, NC
  • Empowerment Project – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Family Health International – RTP, NC
  • Ferguson, Stein, Wallas, Adkins, Gresham & Sumter PA – Charlotte, NC
  • Friends of the Page-Walker – Cary, NC
  • Genesis Home – Durham, NC
  • Habitat for Humanity – Durham, NC
  • Hancock Quaker Village, Pittsfield, MA
  • Hayti Heritage Center – Durham, NC
  • Hickory Museum of Art – Hickory, NC
  • New Day Juvenile Day Reporting Center – Durham, NC
  • Night Light Productions – Chapel Hill, NC
  • NC Arts Council
  • NC Youth Leadership Forum, Raleigh, NC
  • Hillel – UNC-Chapel Hill
  • NC Gov 2000 – Chapel Hill, NC
  • NC Humanities Council – Greensboro, NC
  • NC-TASH – Raleigh, NC
  • Page-Walker Arts and History Center – Cary, NC
  • Penelope Maunsell and Associates – Durham, NC
  • Alicia J. Rouverol, Leaves of Magnolia Live Review Project
  • St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation – Durham, NC
  • Seasons of Change: Global Warming in Your Backyard
  • SeeSaw Studio – Durham, NC
  • Town of Cary – Cary, NC
  • Trinity Episcopal School – Greensboro, NC
  • Walltown Children’s Theater – Durham, NC
  • Watts Baptist Church – Durham, NC
  • Women’s Educational Media – San Francisco, CA