Lucas Groth

Lucas Groth

Lucas Groth was born in Olean, NY on November 28 of 1987. It was two weeks and two labor inductions after he was supposed to arrive. It is likely due to this discomforting burden to his mother that he is pathologically early for all things in his schedule. In 2010, he received his BA in Sociology from SUNY College at Geneseo. While that is what the framed, embossed piece of paper hanging in his parents house says, he feels like he spent more of his time in Brodie Hall, the arts building, studying musical theatre and film. When trying to reconcile his feuding loves for social issues and creating things, the idea of the documentary popped into his head, eventually leading him to where he is today. Lucas is very proud to be among the fine, creative minds within the walls of the MFA SocDoc department space. While he loves every step in the process of making a documentary film, he feels that the truest filmmaking takes place in the cutting room. His comfort with slaving away at a computer in a confined state likely comes from the four summers he spent working in a cubicle processing orders for high-quality, consumer-level knives. He would also like to learn to play the banjo.

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Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
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Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

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Spring Festivals!
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Spring Festivals!

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2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
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2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

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March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops
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March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops

We've got two weekend workshops coming up in March to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills. Read More