Two time Emmy award winner Sam Henriques is now in production on a feature Documentary about the elusive conceptual artist Dave Hammons. His recent credits include Hate Thy Neighbor: Hunting the White Devil / Viceland, Mouth Full of Shame: Jim Norton / Netflix, Indiana Joe’s / A&E, Failosophy / MTV and Armageddon 101 / Nat Geo. His short film about inventor Dean Kamen; Sling Shot premiered at and won third place at Sundance Film Festival in the Focus Forward: Short Films Big Ideas series. The feature length version of Sling Shot can now be seen on Netflix. Sam’s recent documentary works include: The Good Soldier, which won him an Emmy as Producer, Portrait of Wally, Burning the Future, Good People Go To Hell, Nursery University,The Klezmatics, A Cantor’s Tale, and My Architect. Henriques is best known for shooting Academy Award nominee Angola; The Farm, Produced and Directed by Jonathan Stack and Liz Garbus, about inmates at the notorious Angola State Penitentiary for which he won a Primetime Emmy for non-fiction Cinematography. Also of note is Riding The Rails for American Experience which won a Peabody award. Sam has filmed for UNICEF on health issues such as Polio in Ethiopia, AIDS in South Africa, and child labor in the Balkans. Sam began his career as a Camera Assistant on such films as Academy Award winning Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision and Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt. Also: Eyes on the Prize II, and numerous films for the American Masters series, and two Novas.
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.