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F I L M M A K E R / E D U C A T O R

After graduating with a degree in Communications and Film Studies from UMass Amherst (Michael S. Roif Award Winner for Excellence in Film & Video), Sam became a director, cinematographer and editor working on commercials, music videos and films...

...In 2009 he directed IFC’s TV series “Cutting Ties” based on his award winning short film. Sam followed with the film “Good Fences,” (Emerging Filmmaker award at the Roxbury Film Festival, Best In Fest at the Granite State Film Festival, Official Selection of LA Shorts Fest and the Orlando Film Festival), and his newest film “Uzi,” (Indie Soul Award from the Boston International Film Festival).

He continues to work as a video editor on commercials for major brands such as JBL, Bissell, Ulta Beauty, Ben & Jerry's and Harmon Kardon. Sam continues to apply his passion for filmmaking to his work as an educator, mentor and facilitator for UMass Amherst's Project 2050, the Boston Public Schools, Boston's Press Pass TV, UMass Boston's Native Tribal Scholars program, Gann Academy high school, Brandeis University Summer Programs, and Filmmakers Collaborative Summer Programs.

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