Sam is a documentary filmmaker whose work looks at feminist, women, fat bodies, and LGBTQ+ issues, with a focus on body politics. Sam finds it especially pertinent to make films about women and queer bodies in this day and age, as a way to bring attention to voices that are often silenced.
Her short documentary film, "The Body I Live In" won three national awards at film festivals, and has screened internationally at prominent film festivals and conferences. Currently, Sam is working on a documentary web series about the pain and trauma of often marginalized bodies, and the opportunity that radical self love can offer to societal change and resistance.
M.F.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., Humboldt State University
-2019 Queer Cinema Project recipient of the Barbara Hammer Award
-2017 Recipient of the Roy Ramsing Award for Technical Excellence
-2017 Queer Your Mind Conference Film Festival Organizer
-2016 Best LGBT Short Film at the Next Generation of Filmmakers Film Festival