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Sam Henriques

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Director of Photography

Sam Henriques, Director of Photography, is an Academy-Award Nominated and Emmy, Peabody Award-winning Director of Photography. Henriques started his career after graduating from New York University as Assistant Camera to Verite Documentary Cinematographers Don Lenzer, Marise Alberti, Jean De Segonzac.

Henriques learned his craft on such films as, Paris is Burning, Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt, U2: Rattle and Hum, & Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision.

Henriques’ first feature Documentary, Riding The Rails premiered at Sundance and went on to win a Peabody award finding a home at American Experience. His next film Angola: The Farm, won him a Prime Time Emmy award for Cinematography while being nominated for an Academy award and winning The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Since then Henriques has globe trotted for UNICEF and done countless Advocacy, and Arts films. His latest films are: A Cantor’s Tale, Burning The Future, Nursery University, & The Good Soldier. In 2010 The Good Soldier won a National Emmy and was shown nationally on NOW/PBS. Sam loves making films about exceptional people and ideas.

His next film is about Brazilian born composer and musician Caetano Veloso.