SAMUEL HENRIQUES, DoP / Bio
Sam Henriques recently DP-ed A & E’s comedy series Indiana Joe’s, MTV’s Failosophy and Nat Geo’s Armageddon 101. His short film Sling Shot premiered at and won third place at Sundance Film Festival in the Focus Forward: Short Films / Big Ideas series. Sam’s recent documentary works include: The Good Soldier, which won him an Emmy as Producer for Documentary & Historical programming, Portrait of Wally, Nursery University; & Burning the Future. Henriques is best known for shooting Academy Award nominee Angola; The Farm, Produced and Directed by Liz Garbus and Jonathan Stack, about inmates at the notorious Angola State Penitentiary for which he won a Primetime Emmy for non-fiction Cinematography. Also Riding The Rails; for American Experience won a Peabody award. He has filmed for UNICEF on health issues such as polio in Ethiopia, AIDS in South Africa, and child labor in the Balkans. Other notable films include: Good People Go To Hell, The Klezmatics, A Cantor’s Tale, and My Architect. As a Camera Assistant, Henriques worked on Academy Award winning films: Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision and Common Threads: Stories form the Quilt. Additional work includes: Eyes on the Prize II, various American Masters, two Novas, & The PBS News Hour,
He has worked in such diverse locations as: Angkor Wot, The Amazon River, Angola Prison, The Bad Lands, The Balkans, Botswana, The Catacombs, Chiapas, Costa Rica, Death Row, Dublin, Ethiopia, The Great Wall, Ghana, Ground Zero, The Grenadines, Highway 61, Route 66, Hong Kong Harbor, Ipanema, The Lost World, Mississippi Delta, Nigerian Delta, The Forbidden City, Rome, Sayshelle Islands, Senegal, Soweto, South Bronx, South Bend, Thailand, Tokyo, The Tombs, Uxmaal, & Zimbabwe; Heaven & Hell. Sam graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 1985.