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Sam M.

Indianapolis, IN, USA6 reviews

$200 - $1500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    5 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    3 reviews
  • Non-Fiction Film Director

    1 review

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera

About Sam

Sam Mirpoorian is an award-winning filmmaker exploring societal themes at the intersection of time, isolation, health, science, + introspection. During his undergrad + grad studies at Indiana University, he made his first doc-short, Little Warriors, which tells the story about youth activism in the space of climate policy. The film was a Grand Prize Winner at the Academy Award-Qualifying, Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. In 2018, Sam edited + produced a doc-short, Destination Park, which examines a mobile chapel located in the heart of a desolate truck stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York + made its online premiere via The Atlantic in 2019. In 2020, Sam’s second doc-short, Sonnie, which follows the serene + poignant life of a single father raising his son, played + won awards from over 40 film festivals across the United States + is a recipient of the Kodak Motion Picture Film Bronze Award for Excellence in Filmmaking. Sonnie won three Regional Emmy® Awards and was acquired by NBC, making its broadcast premiere via Peacock in 2021. In addition to his film work, Sam has directed, shot, edited, + produced national + regional commercial/branded content campaigns for philanthropic + environmental foundations including brands such as Pharrell Williams’ IceCream, Robert Redford’s The Redford Center, the YMCA, NASCAR, Goodwill, Louisville Slugger, High & Mighty, + others.

Top Projects

  • DP with sound for one-day doc-style video shoot 10/6

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    Publicis Sapient

    Produced for Publicis Sapient on Storyhunter

    October 2022

  • Sonnie

    • Documentary DP
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Video Editor - News

    After carrying the burden of misfortune throughout his life, a single father seeks redemption as he raises his son. For Deon “Sonnie” Casey, life has not gone according to plan. Raised by his grandmother after the death of his parents, Deon is now a single parent himself, working over 60 hours a week. Despite setbacks, Deon is determined to provide a better life for his son.

  • Videographer Needed Half-day in Indianapolis for B-roll Shoot

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    NowThis

    Produced for NowThis on Storyhunter

    October 2022

  • After carrying the burden of misfortune throughout his life, a single father seeks redemption as he raises his son.

    • Documentary DP
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Production Company
    NBCLX

    Produced for NBCLX on Storyhunter

    November 2021

  • BEYOND THE LINE

    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Beyond the Line illuminates how a fully bi-partisan effort created the first, and one of the largest, fully electric bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the nation; bringing with it faster, more efficient transit, significant infrastructure upgrades, jobs, community benefits, and cleaner air. IndyGo—the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation—is home to 43 electric buses that provide a safe, reliable, and economically accessible commute alternative.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Sam's Clients

  • NBCLX
  • CNBC Digital Video
  • Scorpion
  • Publicis Sapient
  • NowThis

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