Sam Cullman

Moving Image, 2008

Sam Cullman is a cinematographer, producer and director of documentaries with over a decade of experience. He produced and shot the Sundance Grand Jury prize winner, The House I Live In (2012), directed by Eugene Jarecki. Previously, Cullman partnered with director Marshall Curry to co-direct, shoot and produce If A Tree Falls (2011), which was awarded the U.S. Documentary Editing Award at Sundance 2011 and then later received a nomination for a 2011 Best Documentary Feature Academy Award®. He is currently working on a documentary about a prolific (and still active) art forger due for completion in 2013. Cullman also just finished Black Cherokee, a short he made with Benjamin Rosen. Cullman’s cinematography has appeared in dozens of documentaries including Reagan (2011), King Corn (2006) and Why We Fight (2005). A graduate of Brown University (1999) with Honors in Visual Art and a second major in Urban Studies, Sam currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.