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Samantha A.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

$600 - $800 / Day

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About Samantha

Samantha André is an independent director, cinematographer, and editor with a special focus on women’s rights and social issues around the world. She has directed, produced, or edited projects for VICE, TWITTER, APPLE TV, PBS, RAPHA and THE FRONT. Her work has led her to cover character driven stories such as the LGBT refugees in Europe, police brutalities for the ACLU, climate change in an indigenous Alaskan village, child marriage in Kenya, disability activism in the US, and women's health in professional sports. She is currently working on finishing her first feature documentary, Mary’s Way. Filmed over the course of five years, it is the portrait of one girl’s journey to help bring an end to female genital mutilation and child marriage in her Kenyan community. A short version of her film was screened in New York to raise awareness for FGM in partnership with the United Nations. When Samantha is not working on a documentary, she can be found hiking mountains, biking, or playing soccer. She prides herself in capturing human emotion and intimate moments in her films by creating a real connection with the amazing people in front of her lens.

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

Top Projects

  • Here: Maasai Land

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    At the crossroads of tradition and change, what will one Maasai girl risk to pursue her education? The World Health Organization estimates that 3 million children are at risk for female genital mutilation evert year—and there are 200 million survivors living with trauma and pain. Meet the Maasai Sisters, a collective in Kajiado, Kenya that rescues girls from female genital mutilation and works to raise a new generation of leaders to end the practice—by any means necessary. Director/Producer/Camera: Samantha André

  • No Refuge - IWMF

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    The first LGBT safe house for refugees seeking asylum in Germany as well as protests and anti immigration movements in Austria. Made possible by the IWMF

  • Keep Riding : Maghalie Rochette - Rapha Films

    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Maghalie Rochette: from setback to superpower, Maghalie Rochette’s educational new ‘Menstrual Health Series’ is helping to shift the perspective on periods. In doing so, opening up a crucial conversation usually held behind closed doors. She discusses the whole spectrum of the cycle, from those who have periods to those that do not, and is working to break down any shame or uncertainty that usually surrounds the subject.

  • Being Emily - Twitter

    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Being Emily is about the remarkable story of a Gen-Z teen who runs and operates a popular digital zine made by and for disabled youth. VICE created this short film in partnership with Twitter as a pilot for a new studio initiative, with each short film focusing on the communities that use Twitter. Emily created her zine with other disabled teens she met on #DisabilityTwitter. In the film, we spend time with her as she prepares to graduate high school early and experience her first entry into independence at college. She also meets with her zine contributors from across the world to brainstorm new projects and gets to interview her #DisabilityTwitter idol. Set to originally premier at SXSW 2020, we have decided to postpone the premier until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.



  • 4K video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • Full HD video camera


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Stabilizer

All Services


  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Translator

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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