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ABOUT 

Sam Aleshinloye is a New York City-based documentary filmmaker, short-form video content producer, and freelance photographer.

He has produced, directed and shot projects for FIJI Water,  Black Enterprise, The Lip Bar, Magnolia Ice cream, TheUrbanDaily.com, HelloBeautiful.com, NewsOne.com, Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, the LuckyRice Festival, Falling Whistles, and Miss Black New York USA.

In his documentary film work, he has worked on PBS original television series America In Prime Time,  PBS multi-Emmy award winning documentary series POV, the PBS World Channels Your Voice, Your Story, yet to be released film Rokia: The Voice of a New GenerationProject Talent,  the 2015 Sundance Film Festival premiere selection documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the WORLD Channel Against All Odds: A Fight for A Black Middle Class, and the SHOWTIME Networks documentary Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!

 

 

 
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Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)


Aleshinloye recently worked as an archival researcher and assistant producer on the 2015 Sundance premiere selection film, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution directed by Stanley Nelson.

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution was awarded the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Diaspora Documentary, was named top 5 documentary films of 2015 by the National Board of Review,  awarded the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary film, and awarded the FOCAL International award for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Film

EMMY NOMINATION

In 2016 Black Panthes: Vanguard of the Revolution was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for the category Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

 

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)


Aleshinloye recently worked as an archival researcher and assistant producer on the 2015 Sundance premiere selection film, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution directed by Stanley Nelson.

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution was awarded the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Diaspora Documentary, was named top 5 documentary films of 2015 by the National Board of Review,  awarded the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary film, and awarded the FOCAL International award for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Film

EMMY NOMINATION

In 2016 Black Panthes: Vanguard of the Revolution was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for the category Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

 

SELECT REVIEWS FROM THE PRESS

An essential history, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION, is a vibrant, human, living and breathing chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America. Sundance Institute

Unyielding in its exploration of Black Panther pride, confrontations and in-fighting, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is a documentary that uses rare footage to chronicle the explosive movement in a most comprehensive way.  NBC News

 

 

A thrilling, comprehensive history of the revolutionary movement that transformed race and class in America, told through meticulous research and astonishing archival materials by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and Emmy Award winner Stanley Nelson. Museum of Modern Art

The moment is right for a documentary history of the Panthers. NY Times

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And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK (2016)


In 2015-2016 Aleshinloye worked as an archival researcher with Ark Media on a four-hour PBS series titled
AND STILL I RISE: Black America since MLK,  hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The film is slated to broadcast nationally late 2016..

Drawing on culture, politics, eyewitness accounts, and social analysis, the series will illuminate our recent past while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community and our nation as a whole.

And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK (2016)


In 2015-2016 Aleshinloye worked as an archival researcher with Ark Media on a four-hour PBS series titled
AND STILL I RISE: Black America since MLK,  hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The film is slated to broadcast nationally late 2016..

Drawing on culture, politics, eyewitness accounts, and social analysis, the series will illuminate our recent past while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community and our nation as a whole.

SELECT REVIEWS FROM THE PRESS

 

Watching “Black America Since MLK” certainly helps put our current state of events in context. It’s also as much a celebration of the achievements African-Americans have made over the last half century as it is a sobering reminder of how far black folks still have to go, illustrated through interviews with political figures, civil rights luminaries, scholars and celebrities. The usual suspects weigh in here, including Oprah Winfrey, West, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Bell Hooks. -SALON

The series has the distinctive, personal tone of an essay, but it is also filled with compelling reflections upon key events that have occurred over the last 50 years from African Americans who shaped our shared history. Among those interviewed are Oprah Winfrey, Nas, Ava DuVernay, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Cornel West, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Donna Brazile, Robert L. Johnson, DeRay Mckesson, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former Attorney General Eric Holder and Shonda Rhimes — as well as eyewitnesses to Hurricane Katrina, public intellectuals, education reformers, police officers in communities that have been shaken by racial unrest, and many others. - EurWeb

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Against All Odds (2016)


In 2016 Aleshinloye served as Archival Producer for longtime journalist and former New York Times columnist, Bob Herberts hard -hitting project

 A documentary about the extraordinary difficulty African-Americans have faced in their efforts to establish and maintain a middle class standard of living. Nearly 40 percent of all black children are poor. And the black middle class remains proportionally much smaller and far less healthy than the white middle class. With a compelling narrative, dramatic historical footage and a series of deeply personal interviews, Bob Herbert shows why this is still the case a half century after the heyday of the civil rights movement.

 

Against All Odds (2016)


In 2016 Aleshinloye served as Archival Producer for longtime journalist and former New York Times columnist, Bob Herberts hard -hitting project

 A documentary about the extraordinary difficulty African-Americans have faced in their efforts to establish and maintain a middle class standard of living. Nearly 40 percent of all black children are poor. And the black middle class remains proportionally much smaller and far less healthy than the white middle class. With a compelling narrative, dramatic historical footage and a series of deeply personal interviews, Bob Herbert shows why this is still the case a half century after the heyday of the civil rights movement.

 

SELECT PRESS

Discriminatory acts like the ones Chester Herbert faced as an African-American man have made it incredibly difficult for black people in the U.S. to enter the middle class or stay in it.

Bob Herbert’s new documentary “Against All Odds: The Fight For a Black Middle Class,” which airs on the PBS World channel this Tuesday, looks at the specific practices that institutions have employed against black men and women. (You can watch the full documentary here.)   -Marketplace.org

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Burn Motherf*Cker, BURN! (2017)


In 2016-2017 Aleshinloye served as archival researcher on the SHOWTIME Networks orginal documentary Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!, produced by Mass Appeal and directed by Sacha Jenkins.

Burn Motherf*Cker, BURN! (2017)


In 2016-2017 Aleshinloye served as archival researcher on the SHOWTIME Networks orginal documentary Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!, produced by Mass Appeal and directed by Sacha Jenkins.

SELECT REVIEWS

 

Jenkins has woven together an impressive archive of extant footage going back to the 1940s and '50s, when large groups of African-Americans moved to California from the Southern states (and elsewhere), in search of better opportunities, more freedom, less oppression. - ROGER & EBERT

The documentary draws an easy parallel between the situation in Los Angeles to the country’s ongoing issue with police brutality and killing of black people and the current Black Lives Matter movement. While the doc seeks to find a solution to the situation, even some of the talking heads are stumped as to how to achieve mutual empathy when hatred and fear are so ingrained. It’s a cautionary tale of how we’re doomed to repeat this pattern of oppression, disorder and violence unless somehow we break it before it breaks us. -Indiewire

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Short-Form Content Producer


 

Aleshinloye has produced, shot and edited numerous videos for FIJI Water including their entire September 2011/2012 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week video campaigns which included video of the DKNY, BCBG Max Azria, DVF, Tibi, Milly, Marchesa and J Mendel shows.

 

 

Short-Form Content Producer


 

Aleshinloye has produced, shot and edited numerous videos for FIJI Water including their entire September 2011/2012 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week video campaigns which included video of the DKNY, BCBG Max Azria, DVF, Tibi, Milly, Marchesa and J Mendel shows.

 

 

He has also shot online video for a number other brands, news publications, and individual clients. 

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Photographer


 


For a little over 6 years Sam Aleshinloye has run his own  Photography and Video business aptly named Sam Alesh Photography & Video.

 

 

 

Photographer


 


For a little over 6 years Sam Aleshinloye has run his own  Photography and Video business aptly named Sam Alesh Photography & Video.

 

 

 

Aleshinloye specializes in documentary, fashion, and fine art photography, and welcomes collaboration and bookings with models, agencies, and artists who can provide portfolio/examples of their work. 

 

He does not provide event photography (Weddings, Engagements, Birthdays parties, etc)