Samuel D. Pollard

Filmmaker

Samuel D. Pollard, Filmmaker

Classes taught:
Thesis: Directing

Sam Pollard is an accomplished feature film and television video editor, and documentary producer/director whose work spans almost thirty years. He served as Producer and Supervising Editor on the Spike Lee directed HBO documentary If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise, a five year follow-up to the Emmy and Peabody award-winning, When The Levees Broke. He also edited By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, also for HBO, which won him an Emmy for editing. Sam was recently producer/director for Slavery By Another Name, a 90-minute documentary for PBS that was in competition at the Sundance Festival, and edited the feature length documentary Venus and Serena in 2012. His film Two Trains Runnin' premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2016 and received a nationwide theatrical release.

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7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced
August 31, 2017

7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced

Join us to celebrate GROUP 7, the class of 2017 with our annual Thesis Showcase.  Here we screen each graduate’s work-in-progress thesis films. They inspire and amaze us. We hope you feel the same!
 
Screenings are Sept. 22-23 at the SVA Theatre, and are free & open to the public. Read More
SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!
August 08, 2017

SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!

A big shout-out to our own David Osit (class of 2011) for his News and Documentary Emmy Awards nominations for his film Thank You For Playing: Best Documentary, Outstanding Editing: Documentary, and Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary. The film is directed and produced by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and David also served as the film's editor, cinematographer, and composer. Read More
Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles
August 02, 2017

Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles

It is just the middle of summer and our steadfast SocDoc alumni and faculty are covering themselves in glory! Like iridescent pearls, they are picking up the light from industry, networks and festivals alike and sending it back out into the world.&nb Read More
Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup
April 13, 2017

Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup

Tis the season to celebrate documentary filmmaking and SocDocers are certainly joining the fun.  From Hot Docs in Canada to Monclair Film Festival in our own backyard and doc labs around the world, we’re thrilled to have such a strong show Read More