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Sam Ellison is a director and cinematographer based in New York City.

His debut feature documentary, Chèche Lavi (Looking for Life), premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January 2019.

Sam’s recent camera credits include work on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), Luce (2019), Vox Lux (2018), Academy Award winner Manchester By The Sea (2016), and the television series Strangers (2018). 

He received his BA from Harvard in 2008 and his MFA from Stanford in 2017.