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The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination


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The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination


ABOUT 

Sam Aleshinloye is a New York City-based documentary film Archival Producer, Researcher, Historical Consultant for fiction films, and Filmmaker/Visual artist.

In his documentary film work, he has worked on the 2015 Sundance Film Festival premiere selection/prime-time emmy nominated documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the WORLD Channel Against All Odds: A Fight for A Black Middle Class, SHOWTIME Networks documentary Burn Motherf*cker, Burn! Anthony Bourdain’s 4-hour series Once In A Great City: Detroit 1962-1964, CNN’s 4-hour series Tricky Dick, PBS’ American Masters special Decoding Watson, PBS original television series America In Prime Time,  PBS multi-Emmy award winning documentary series POV, the PBS World Channels Your Voice, Your Story, and the yet to be released films Rokia: The Voice of a New Generation, Palace of Gold and Project Talent.

In his narrative work, he has served as a historical consultant for Netflix Original Films.

He has also produced, directed short-form web content 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.

 Sam is currently seeking an opportunities to utilize his archival producer & research skills for historical documentaries, and historical consulting services for narrative and fiction films.

 

 

 
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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 Panthers: 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 Panthers: 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.
 

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.
 

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: A fight for a black middle class (2016)


In 2016 Aleshinloye served as Archival Producer for longtime journalist and former New York Times columnist, Bob Herbert's hard -hitting PBS documentary. 

 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: A fight for a black middle class (2016)


In 2016 Aleshinloye served as Archival Producer for longtime journalist and former New York Times columnist, Bob Herbert's hard -hitting PBS documentary. 

 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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once in a great city: detroit 1962-1964 (2019)


In late 2017-2018 Aleshinloye served as an archival researcher on the 4-hour series.

once in a great city: detroit 1962-1964 (2019)


In late 2017-2018 Aleshinloye served as an archival researcher on the 4-hour series.

“Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City (working title): Executive produced by  Anthony Bourdain and Lydia Tenaglia this four-part series focuses on the history of Detroit, particularly at its high point. The docuseries, produced by Zero Point Zero, will take viewers back to a time in America when people believed in the power and goodness of big corporations, had high hopes for racial parity, and looked to institutions like unions and the government to solve their problems -Metrotimes

 

 

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Tricky Dick (2019)


In 2018 Aleshinloye served as an archival producer on the 4-hour CNN series.

Tricky Dick (2019)


In 2018 Aleshinloye served as an archival producer on the 4-hour CNN series.

Select Reviews

“In one of the countless memorable moments of this four-part portrait of Richard Nixon (begins Sunday, 9 p.m., CNN), the president is off on his historic 1972 visit to China. He’s left behind the roars of the antiwar demonstrations directed at him in increasing intensity—he’d run for the presidency on a promise to end the war and had acted only to escalate it—and now appears in pictures shown around the world, smiling radiantly as he beholds the Great Wall and expressing his hope that the American people, especially the young ones who like to travel so much, “will have the opportunity to see this wall and know the Chinese people better.” -Wall Street Journal

 

 

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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


 


Sam Alesh Photography: For a little over 7 years Sam Aleshinloye has run his own photography and videography business.

 

 

 

Photographer


 


Sam Alesh Photography: For a little over 7 years Sam Aleshinloye has run his own photography and videography business.

 

 

 

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.