Levie Isaacks, A.S.C. has worked on location and in Hollywood, California as a cinematographer and Director of Photography for the last thirty years.
Levie was born in Houston, Texas, of deaf parents using sign language to say his first words.
Levie served in the Army as a commissioned officer and as a platoon leader in Vietnam and was decorated with a Bronze Star for heroism and an Army commendation for valor.
His cinema life began while working part-time at a local television station in Austin, Texas, while attending the University of Texas. There he was handed a newsreel camera and that is when the love affair with film and telling stories began.
After graduation, he continued to work in broadcast journalism and later in commercials and documentary films in his home state of Texas. There, he was also able to garner experience as a camera operator on films shooting on location in Texas.
When the time came to move to Los Angeles to try his hand at being a Director of Photography of movies and television, he got his first feature film at Roger Corman’s Concord studios in Venice, California.
From that time until now he has practiced his craft on independent films and television. Levie was nominated for a “Cable ACE” award for an episode of “Tales From The Crypt” and his TV credits include “Dawson’s Creek” and “Malcolm In The Middle” which won a Peabody award. Levie won an Accolade - Best Cinematography Award for the short film, "Grace", and was nominated for an Outstanding Achievment in Cinematography Award by the American Society of Cinematography for the ABC Television series, "Man Up".
His feature credits include movies for MGM, Universal and Paramount studios.