Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
With director Marshall Curry, Sam co-directed, shot and produced IF A TREE FALLS (2011) which was awarded the U.S. Documentary Editing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and then later received a nomination for a 2011 Best Documentary Feature Academy Award®. More recently, Sam produced and shot THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (2012). Directed by Eugene Jarecki, the film won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2012 and was released theatrically in fall of 2012 with a national broadcast on PBS to follow in 2013. Sam’s cinematography has been featured in dozens of films and his credits also include REAGAN (2011), KING CORN (2006), and WHY WE FIGHT (2005). Aside from his strong love for martinis, seafood and chocolate (not all at once), Sam is a known ice hockey enthusiast and continues playing recreationally in spite of his loved ones’ constant pleas for him to stop. As of late 2012, he still does not have a Facebook account but swears he might have to sign up soon.
Peter Madsen speaks with directors of "Black Cherokee"
Otis Houston, Jr., is an artist. Nearly every morning, he performs right where the FDR bottlenecks by the Triborough Bridge...