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Sam W.

Nairobi County, Kenya

$350 - $5000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

  • Video Editor - News



  • DSLR or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Shoulder rig

About Sam

Sam Wolson, is an immersive film director and photographer with editorial partners including National Geographic and The New York Times. He grew up on a flower farm in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan and is currently based out of Berlin, Germany. In 2017 he co-directed the VR film We Who Remain, which was the first character-driven VR film shot in an active war zone -- in the Nuba mountains of Sudan. It premiered at SXSW, won best VR film at SIFF and was a co-production between The New York Times, AJ+, and ARTE. Wolson also received a Google Jump Start camera grant in 2017 to work on a long-term project exploring the aftermath of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan. Over the course of 2017 Wolson also shot several projects for the New York Times Daily 360 project. In 2018 he worked on a four part VR series for National Geographic on the Okavango Delta called the Okavango Experience which documented a group of conservationist on an expedition canoeing across the Okavango Delta in Botswana. In 2019 he was part of teams that received a National Geographic Society grant entitled Documenting Human Migrations and a Journalism 360 Night Foundation grant for immersive journalism exploring the use of field deployable volumetric video. In 2020 his documentary project about Fukushima premiered at Sundance.

Top Projects

  • Half-century of love drives couple's pride

    • Documentary DP

    Donald Bird and David Young have married each other three times, but the San Francisco couple mark their anniversary each year on May 30 — the day they caught each other’s eye in a San Jose park and somehow ended up spending the rest of their lives together. They are watching the Supreme Court, like many other same-sex couples, and hoping the right to marry — which was so vital to them.

  • My Own Way

    • Documentary DP

    Short story about a woman, the ocean, and not much else. Produced at Ocean Beach San Francisco

  • Just How Long

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reel

    • Documentary DP

All Services


  • Metaverse
  • VR / AR
  • Fixer

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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