About

Cinematographer Sam Chase made his feature debut with the Pakistani drama “Kashf: The Lifting of the Veil.” Other feature credits include the post 9-11 drama “Torn” which won the Grand Prize at RIIFF,  Michael Walker’s “Price Check” which premiered at Sundance in 2012, $30M Chinese big-budget action comedy “Hollywood Adventures” produced by Justin Lin,  indie comedies “Love on the Run” and “Almost Perfect”  and the Vietnamese period gothic thriller “The Housemaid” which had it’s  US premier at The LA Film Festival and was recently released by IFC.   Sam has shot numerous documentaries including the Emmy nominated “A Death in St Augustine” for PBS-Frontline and the feature length “Cocaine: History Between the Lines” for History.  He has shot episodes for the series “The Book Club” and “Futurestates” and has had projects at Sundance,  Cannes, SXSW, Art Basel, Sitges, LAFF and many more. Most recently he shot and produced the indie pilot "Paint" which premiered at Sundance 2018. Sam is a prolific commercial  cinematographer having lensed hundreds of spots including multiple Clio, Addy and AD&D Award-winning spots. Sam has also collaborated on several fine art video installations including with artist Stan Douglas and choreographer Benjamin Millepied. 

Sam has lived in France, China and Los Angeles and shot just about everywhere in between. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his partner and son. 

RESUME

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

ICG Article about "Hollywood Adventures" icg.pdf


REVIEWS for THE HOUSEMAID (2018) 

"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