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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Fall 2019 info sessions
October 24, 2018

Fall 2019 info sessions

Interested in human stories?  Connected to social justice issues?  Explore the potential of a career in documentary storytelling at SVA’s MFA Social Documentary Read More
Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC
October 17, 2018

Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC

Fall begins and we’re excited to find some of our alumni and faculty’s new films at Doc NYC this year! Come and join us to watch some amazing films - grab some friends!Read More
Fall Weekend Workshops
October 02, 2018

Fall Weekend Workshops

We've got three weekend workshops coming up in the Fall to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills and perfect your budget. Maybe you're just starting out and need the basics, or you are more experienced and want a refresher - the Read More
8th Thesis Showcase Films Announced!
September 12, 2018

8th Thesis Showcase Films Announced!

Join us to celebrate the graduates of School of VISUAL ARTS MFA Social Documentary Film with the 8th Annual Thesis Showcase. We are proud to celebrate GROUP 8, the class of 2018! Here we share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspir Read More