1. Not Without Us is a film deconstructing the complex issues at the heart of one of the most harmful and prevalent forms of discrimination in America - the chronic abuse and stigmatization of people labeled mentally ill. Watch what happens when this group of people, often portrayed as a problem to be solved by society, bands together to stand up for their rights by redefining the nature of the problem and reclaiming their status as integral members of society.

    Executive Producers - Squeaky Wheel Media Resources & The Mental Health Peer Connection
    Producers - Sam Avery, Ryan Grundtisch & Maura Kelley
    Director / Editor / Cinematographer / Sound - Sam Avery
    Production Assistants - Mitchell Ensman & John Bono

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  2. Making Green Trees Yellow tells the story of two filmmakers from very different backgrounds and calls into question the ethics of the nonfiction film making. This film is still in production.

    Producer - Robert & Carol Morris Foundation
    Director / Editor / Cinematographer / Sound - Sam Avery

    # vimeo.com/182396704 Uploaded 14 Plays 0 Comments
  3. Northside is a documentary film that explores the comparative experiences of new Americans who have settled on Syracuse's Northside over the last 100 years. Drawing from the stories of a recently resettled Somalian refugee and two first generation Italian-Americans, the film questions the politics of space, memory, and belonging - and presents both the similarities and differences in the struggle to adapt to new ways of being across culture and time.

    Producer - Julie Ficarra
    Directors - Sam Avery & Julie Ficarra
    Editor / Cinematographer / Sound - Sam Avery

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    # vimeo.com/124583120 Uploaded 705 Plays 0 Comments
  4. In the early 1970s, a young American painter named Charles Clough founded an artist studio in Buffalo, NY along with his friends Robert Longo, Nancy Dwyer, Cindy Sherman and Michael Zwack. During this time, Charles constructed a large wooden work bench and covered it with paper. As the years went on and the space saw more and more soon to be famous artists, Charles table got covered in doodles and stains, markings and notes. When the table top got to messy, Charles simply put another large piece of paper over the last, chronicling the never ending flow of not-yet notable visitors. Now, 37 years later, archeologist Peter Biehl and art enthusiast has been given permission to excavate the historic ‘bundle’ that chronicles the early years of the well-known Contemporary Art Center, Hallwalls.

    Executive Producers - UB Anthropology Department, UB Art Galleries, UB Department of Media Study
    Producer / Director - Sarah Elder
    Editor / Cinematographer / Sound - Sam Avery
    Second Cameras - Krista Imbesi, Martin McGee & Carl Lee
    Photography - Nathan LaFrance
    Event Audio - Michael Bouquard

    # vimeo.com/66369154 Uploaded 917 Plays 0 Comments
  5. Northside is a documentary film that explores the comparative experiences of new Americans who have settled on Syracuse's Northside over the last 100 years. Drawing from the stories of a recently resettled Somalian refugee and two first generation Italian-Americans, the film questions the politics of space, memory, and belonging - and presents both the similarities and differences in the struggle to adapt to new ways of being across culture and time.

    Producer - Julie Ficarra
    Directors - Sam Avery & Julie Ficarra
    Editor / Cinematographer / Sound - Sam Avery

    # vimeo.com/113217513 Uploaded 56 Plays 0 Comments

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