Director | Producer

Cited by Indiewire as one of 2017’s “exciting trans filmmakers shaking up Hollywood” Sam’s award-winning documentaries center the intersections of race, class, gender, and conflict within the queer and trans community. Sam’s second feature Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger, was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by The Advocate, won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and multiple best feature film awards. Sam’s work has been made possible with support from The Jerome Foundation, Frameline Completion Fund, Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, The MacDowell Colony and the Yaddo artist residency.

Sam’s current film, Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screenexamines the images of trans people that permeate popular culture and the ideologies behind them. Boy I Am, Sam’s first feature, now streaming on Kanopy, created a platform around the contested emergence of trans male visibility.

Sam screens their work and lectures at film festivals, museums, galleries, and universities in over twenty countries, including MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Sheffield Doc/Fest, British Film Institute, Hot Springs Doc Festival, Outfest, Frameline, NewFest, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.

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