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Sam C

Film Director

Brooklyn, NY Member since October 2016


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The founder of Yellow Cake Films, Sam Cullman is an award-winning cinematographer, producer and director of documentaries. ART AND CRAFT (2014), which Cullman shot, produced and directed with director/producer Jennifer Grausman and co-director/editor Mark Becker, won the National Board of Review Top 5 Documentaries in 2014 and was shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Awards. Cullman also produced and shot the Peabody and Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (2012), directed by Eugene Jarecki. Later that year his short film, BLACK CHEROKEE (2012), which Cullman directed, shot and produced with Benjamin Rosen, premiered at DOC NYC. His first film, IF A TREE FALLS (2011), which Cullman co-directed, produced and shot with director/ producer Marshall Curry, won the U.S. Documentary Editing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and later received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Documentary Feature. In addition to camerawork on his own films, Cullman’s cinematography has also appeared in dozens of other documentaries including A CLASS DIVIDE (2016), WATCHERS OF THE SKY (2014), REAGAN (2011), KAMP KATRINA (2009) and KING CORN (2006). A graduate of Brown University (1999) with Honors in Visual Art and a second major in Urban Studies, Cullman currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Average 5.0 Stars

I would definitely rent to Sam again. He was very communicative.

Sam was great! On time and good with the gear.