Director | Producer
Sam Feder is New York/LA based filmmaker directing and producing features and shorts both fiction and documentary including tv talk shows, music videos and gallery installations. Sam’s third feature film,“Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger,” premiered at the British Film Institute and was named one of the best LGBT documentaries of 2014. Sam is currently in pre-production on a historical documentary that examines the depiction of transgender people that permeate popular culture and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American media.
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Performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein explodes binaries while deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Sam Feder’s playful and meditative portrait on Bornstein, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.
When The Dust Settles, in-progress
When the Dust Settles, an online interactive archive, highlights the lives of four transgender women working as activists fighting discrimination against gender non‐conforming people, people of color, and poor people.
This All Happened Already, 2010, 4-minute video installation
A three-channel, video, installation exploring urban isolation.
House Devil Street Angel, 2010, 30 minutes
An autobiographical documentary where the director looks at his relationships with his son and father in order to address
the root causes of abusive relationships.
No More Lies, 2009, 4-minutes
Witness a power struggle between an accessible filmmaker and a manipulative reporter to determine how one should be documented and categorized.
against a trans narrative. 2008, 50-minutes
A documentary investigating dominant constructions of trans-masculine identity, gender, and the nature of community.
F.Scott Fitzgerald Slept Here, 2007, 20-minutes
A short narrative that explores the intimacy between men and the dynamics of unlikely matchups.
Boy I Am, Trailer, 2006, 70-minutes
While female-to-male transgender visibility has recently exploded in this country, conversations about trans issues in the lesbian community often run into resistance from the many queer women who view transitioning as a “trend” or as an anti-feminist act that taps into male privilege.
More info visit Boy I Am For streaming visit Boy I Am on Kanopy
Five Minutes in Cuba, 2000, 5-minutes
Interviews with Cuban children edited with live performance footage of a female hip hop group with scenic views of Havana exploring perceptions from 90 miles south.