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CINEMATOGRAPHER / EDITOR

Samantha Schutz graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a B.A. in Film and Television. Shortly thereafter, her first feature documentary, Motorcycle Diaries (1998), was distributed internationally and premiered on The Oxygen Network. She founded the independent film production company "Georgia Films," and her work has been officially selected by The TribecaFilm Festival, The New York Video Festival at The Lincoln Center, and The Avant-Garde Cinema Series at The Museum of Modern Art. Other screenings include The Hollywood Film Festival, The Vancouver Film Festival, The Hamptons Film Festival, and The Philadelphia Film Festival. Her documentaries have premiered on the Independent Film Channel, The Oxygen Network, The Documentary Channel, and The Discovery Channel.

She has served as cinematographer on the documentaries Risk/Reward, about four tenacious women who pursue high-powered careers on Wall Street; New Directions, which follows the lives of three women incarcerated for drug abuse and prostitution, and who struggle to re-enter society; Into The Light: The Projected Image in American Art, an examination of experimental video artists of the 1960's and 70's featuring Chrissi Illes, Curator for the Whitney Museum; and Surface Tension, which profiles the art of Ray Charles White, a student of Ansel Adams and David Hockney. She has also served as cinematographer for Julie Talen's critically acclaimed, award-winning experimental feature Pretend and the award-winning narrative short Fur.

Recently, she has shot Debra Sugarman's feature documentary Dear Mr. President, which follows five Israeli and Palestinian teenagers on a road-trip across the U.S.A., and Kay Momento!, a feature documentary that showcases the ethnic diversity among 32 different fans of World Cup Soccer, all living in the five boroughs of New York City. Sam's website can be found at: http://www.samanthaschutz.com



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