DAVID SAMPLINER is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. His most recent documentary feature MY OWN MAN premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired as a Netflix Original documentary. DIRTY WORK (co-directed with Tim Nackashi) screened at the Sundance Film Festival, won Best Documentary Feature at the Atlanta Film Festival and Bend Film Festival, aired on the Sundance Channel, and is now available on iTtunes and other digital platforms. ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND INNOVATION (co-directed with Tom Piper and Rachel Shuman), a film about the history of the Guggenheim Museum, was broadcast on WNET Channel 13 and is now on permanent exhibition at the Museum. Recent short films he directed include BREAD POWER for Etsy’s website and the DVD featurette on the making of BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, released by Sony Pictures. He has directed branded content for clients including Puma, UPS, and the Financial Times, among many others. The Moth podcasted his story LUCKY BASTARD as a StorySlam favorite, and recently aired it on the Moth Radio Hour. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, became a documentary filmmaker in Athens, GA, spent the better part of his adult life in New York City, and now lives with his family in Beacon, NY.

Photo by Drew Wiedemann.

David Sampliner