Sam Fleischner


Fleischner graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006 with a degree in film studies. Starting with short films in 2005, he co-produced the 2009 film The Distance Between the Apple and the Tree.

His first narrative feature, Wah Do Dem, which he wrote and directed with childhood friend Ben Chace, won the jury prize for best film at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Sam was cinematographer on the 2011 film Loosies. Sam's next feature as director, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, was funded via Kickstarter,reaching its US$35,000 target in August 2012, and won the Special Jury Prize in the Narrative Feature Section at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. In August 2013 the North American rights to the film were acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

He has directed music videos for MGMT, Panda Bear, and Santigold, among others.

Actor ( 1 credit )

The Sun Thief (2013)

Producer ( 4 credits )

Donald Cried (2016) co-producer
Icon Eye (2011) producer
Wah Do Dem (2009) producer
The Distance Between the Apple and the Tree (2009) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Wah Do Dem (2009) (writer)

Director ( 3 credits )

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Faro (2012)
Wah Do Dem (2009)