Samantha Grant / GUSHproductions PRO

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Samantha Grant is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist, and educator. Through her San Francisco based production company GUSH productions, Samantha has produced content for PBS, ABC, MTV, CNN, NPR, FRONTLINE, PRI, FRONTLINE/World, Al Jazeera International, and Current TV, as well as several national corporate clients like Pandora, AT&T, and Electronic Arts. Sam has produced and directed several short films on subjects as varied as the black market trade in human kidneys in India, polygamy in Utah, Fair Trade roses in Ecuador, and the hand crafting movement in the US. Sam has also worked on several features about everything from an all-girls agricultural boarding school in the last old-growth forest in Paraguay (as Director of Photography and co-producer) to the health care crisis in the United States (as Associate Producer for the FRONTLINE “Sick Around America”). A third generation journalist, Sam considers it a joy and a privilege to bring to life stories that are compelling, character-driven narratives rooted solidly in journalism. Her approach to storytelling is informed by both her undergraduate degree in American Studies/Literature from Yale University and her Master’s of Journalism degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. In 2007, Sam was named a Carnegie/Knight fellow as part of the News 21 Initiative on the Future of Journalism and in 2011, Sam was named a BAVC MediaMaker Fellow where she’ll be developing a robust transmedia outreach and engagement companion project for the feature documentary she’s currently directing “A FRAGILE TRUST: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times.” From 2007-2010, Sam was a featured lecturer at the Knight Digital Media Center and currently, Sam is a series lecturer at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford's Knight Fellows program where she teaches Advanced Video Production and Storytelling to journalists.

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