David D. Grace is the founder and CEO of GRACE BOYZ Productions which was established in 2003. Since the inception of his production company, David has taken on roles as director, producer, editor and graphic designer.
GRACE BOYZ Productions has produced award-winning documentaries, corporate marketing videos, photo slideshows and sports highlight reel films. Our top-rated coverage of live sporting events along with our many years in the filmmaking industry, uniquely allows us to create stunning and memorable visuals for our innovative clients.
Before pursuing a career in video production, David spent 17 years as an member of the corporate world. David studied Business Management & Accounting at Western Illinois University and Electrical Engineering at DeVry University. After being laid off from a major transportation company in 2008, David turned his passion for filmmaking into a career in video and photography and has not looked back. He is a 2014 Fellow of the Diverse Voices in Docs Workshop Program, which is a partnership between Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop. He also is a member of the African-American Filmmakers Association of Chicago and Reel Black Filmmakers of Chicago. Beside his award-winning documentaries, Pirate Pride: The Winning Tradition of Proviso East Basketball and On The Frontline: Taking Back Our Streets, David has also produced highlight sports videos that have played a huge part in several athletes being recruited to major colleges and earning full-ride scholarships.
In 2016, David attended an Adobe Authorized Training Center and is becoming adept in mastering the concepts to design all types of graphics including sports graphics, family photo books, logos, yearbooks, calendars, banners, flyers and posters. This is becoming one of the fastest growing aspects of our business.
David spends his spare time being involved in local community groups and organizations that offer youth mentoring programs, activities, jobs and resources for disadvantaged young men & women in the Chicago metropolitan area.