Sam Chase made his feature debut with the Pakistani/US drama “Kashf: The Lifting of the Veil.” 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 action comedy “Hollywood Adventures” produced by Justin Lin,  indie comedies “Love on the Run” and “Almost Perfect”, Vietnamese/US period gothic thriller “The Housemaid” which premiered at The LA Film Festival and was released by IFC and recently "The Letter" starring Oskar Issac and Alia Shawkat.   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 indie pilot "Paint" which premiered at Sundance 2018. He has had projects at Sundance,  Cannes, SXSW, Art Basel, Sitges, LAFF and many more.  Sam is a prolific commercial  cinematographer having lensed hundreds of spots including multiple Clio, Addy and AD&D Award-winners. Sam has also collaborated on several fine art video installations including works 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. 


2018 Interview in Filmmaker Magazine

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