Sam Cullman

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Sam Cullman (born 1977[1]) is a cinematographer, director and editor of documentaries, and the founder of Animated Advocacy, a video production company providing services for nonprofit organizations.[2]

Cullman graduated from Brown University in 1999, receiving a degree in Urban Studies and Visual Arts.[3]


Cullman was one of the camera operators on Why We Fight, which won Sundance's Grand Jury Prize for documentaries in 2005. He was a cinematographer on the 2007 documentary King Corn.

On January 24, 2012, Cullman and Marshall Curry were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for the film If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.[4] At the 84th Academy Awards, their film lost to Undefeated.

In 2012, Cullman and Benjamin Rosen made Black Cherokee, a short subject, premiering in November 2012 as part of DOC NYC, a documentary film festival.[1]

Cullman is also best friends with political analyst and hotelier Nicholas Noe.


  1. ^ a b Kilgannon, Corey (October 16, 2012). "After 15 Years, a Roadside Performer Is Getting the Spotlight". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  2. ^ Sam Cullman - If a Tree Falls from
  3. ^ Credits from
  4. ^ If a Tree Falls Filmmaker Reacts to Oscar Nomination from

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