Sam Chase is a New York and Los Angeles based cinematographer with a wide ranging skill set in multiple disciplines and genres. Credits include the 2021 Oscar Nominated "The Letter Room" starring Oscar Isaac and Alia Shawkat, period gothic thriller “The Housemaid” (LAFF/released by IFC), $30M Chinese action comedy “Hollywood Adventures” produced by Justin Lin, Sundance Premier “Price Check”, post 9-11 drama “Torn”  (Grand Prize RIIFF) and many more projects as well as several TV Pilots. He has shot 2nd units for the likes of "Men in Black International" and USA's "The Sinner" and has had projects in Sundance, Cannes, SXSW, Art Basel, Sitges, LAFF and many more. 

Sam has shot numerous documentaries and conflict situations including the Emmy nominated “A Death in St Augustine” for PBS-Frontline, feature length “Cocaine: History Between the Lines” for History and recently "The Endorsement"   for NYT's The Weekly (documenting all of the 2020 democratic candidates interviews with the NYT editorial board).

  Sam is a prolific commercial  cinematographer and has lensed hundreds of spots including multiple Clio, Addy and AD&D Award-winners. He has also collaborated on several fine art video installations including works with artist Stan Douglas and choreographer Benjamin Millepied. 

He has lived in France, China, across the US, and has worked just about everywhere in between. Sam lives between Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles.  


2018 Interview in Filmmaker Magazine http://filmmakermagazine.com/1...

ICG Article about "Hollywood Adventures" icg.pdf


"Working very effectively in both its steamy romance and subtle horror elements (there's little overt gore), the film benefits immeasurably from Sam Chase's evocative cinematography" - The Hollywood Reporter 

"Lush, verdant exteriors — vibrantly photographed by Sam Chase — define a plantation where hundreds of Vietnamese workers were brutalized." - The New York Times

"Cinematographer Sam Chase is the star here…he shows an incredible talent that needs to be seen."  - Starburst Magazine