Sam Pollard was born in Harlem. His career as an editor and producer spans forty years: he worked on the editing of Spike Lee’s films, Mo’ Better Blues (1990), Clockers (1995), 4 Little Girls (1997, which earned him an Oscar nomination) and Bamboozled (2000). As a director he has made a number of successful television series (Eyes on the Prize, Slavery by Another Name), the documentary Two Trains Runnin’, presented at Rotterdam in 2016 and Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, in the official selection of the Toronto Film Festival in 2017. He teaches at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York.
2020 - MLK/FBI, ff (doc)
2017 - Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, ff (doc)
2016 - Two Trains Runnin’, ff (doc)
2012 - Slavery by Another Name, TV series
1990 - Eyes on the Prize, TV series