Based in NY and LA, Sam’s work focuses on the intersection of visibility and politics along the lines of race, class and gender in trans lives. Their film, Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger, premiered at the British Film Institute and was named one of the best LGBT documentaries of 2014. Sam’s current film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, examines the images of trans people that permeate popular culture and the ideologies behind them throughout the history of North American media. Boy I Am, Sam’s first feature, is now streaming on Kanopy. Sam tours internationally hosting screenings and discussions of their work at film festivals, universities and colleges, museums, and libraries. Sam has received national grants and fellowships from: The Jerome Foundation Grant, Frameline Completion Fund, Crossroads Foundation, Funding Exchange, Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, Illinois Arts Council, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Gender in the Arts and Media, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony.