Cinema Couture Films was born when Bill Grant started shooting weddings in 2005. Back then all he did was record what happened. As the years passed, Bill learned that he could do so much more to tell peoples’ stories. In 2011, Bill made the switch from making “Videos” to making “Films” – his focus became less about the things or what was happening, and became more about the people and their stories. Nowadays we’ve got a great team. Chances are, one or all of us will be working on your film. We have one goal and that’s to tell your story in a way that feels perfect for you.
At Cinema Couture, every film has its own personality. Every wedding couple has their own personal love story. Every event is about something. We specialize in telling your story and creating a film that reflects your true personality.
Bill Grant – Owner
Bill started doing video part time in 2002 and worked with several other videography companies until starting Grant Photo & Video with his wife Mary in 2005. In 2010 after their second child was born, Bill refocused on just doing video and created Cinema Couture. He realized that every wedding and every family has a story and that story deserves to be told beautifully. Today his primary role is story development, management, and directing production.
Jonathan Palance – Lead Editor, Producer
Jonathan’s dream from a young age was to be a professional jazz drummer. He and Bill met in 2009 while Jonathan was teaching drumming lessons. Since then he’s become a critical part of developing our storytelling style both on the production and editing side. Always quick with a joke, Jonathan keeps the mood on a set light and fun. Jonathan is celebrating 10 years with the company this year. Jonathan is our lead shooter on weddings.
Andrea Esselman – Lead Wedding Editor
Andrea has been with us for two short years but in that time has become such an important part of the team. She is our main wedding editor and shoots with us. She brings an amazing heart and warmth to her edits and we are lucky to have her. She came to us right out of the University of South Carolina and they should be proud to claim her as their own. As a new bride, she understands the wedding planning process and loves talking about weddings!
1898 Calhoun St. Suite 4
Columbia, SC 29201