Sam is a Nepal-born, Emmy-nominated, video producer who was raised in Oregon. Curiosity and ambition is what drives Sam and, since his youth, he considers the computer to be his canvas and the mouse his paintbrush. As an artist, his main ambition is to be an effective storyteller and he has acquired jack-of-all-trades set of skills to achieve this. Sam is a savvy researcher who can shoot, edit, provide basic sound design and even design graphics!
His first stab at making videos was at Benson Polytechnic High School where he specialized in photography and video. As a high school student, he won a gold medal in regional vocational competition in video production.
Sam graduated with a BS in Mathematics and a BFA in Digital Arts from University of Oregon. His photo series, titled Tourist in my own Homeland, was featured at the LaVerne Krause Gallery at University of Oregon. In 2010, Sam received his MFA in Television Production from Brooklyn College.
Currently, Sam works for CUNY TV where he has edited over 100 segments of various subjects for numerous news-magazine shows. In 2016, he was nominated for a New York Emmy for his editing work on Comfort Women at CUNY TV.
Since 2007, Sam has been freelancing for various events around New York City. He was a camera operator and an assistant producer for Meat Rhapsody which was featured in one of the leading South Korean television and radio networks, Munwah Broadcasting Association. He has also been an assistant camera for New York Times where he interviewed number of players from Seattle Seahawks of National Football Association.
Aside from being on the field or editing at an office, Sam has also taught at Brooklyn College as an adjunct professor in the art of video production. He has also led a workshop at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to teach prospective journalists to use Final Cut Pro X to tell his/her story.
In 2015, Sam completed his first documentary titled, Reviving Nepal Bhasa, with a fellow journalist Bimina Ranjit. The 30-min movie highlights an important social issue that often seems to go unnoticed, the loss of native languages around the world to globalization. This film was selected for Hoboken International Film Festival (2015) and it was nominated for Best Documentary Short at the Queens World Film Festival (2016) and is anticipating more announcements in the near future.