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Sam Fathallah is a 22-year-old filmmaker and tree lover from the Midwest. He's a first generation Arab-American who has been making films since he was 12.

Sam specializes in telling real stories about the real world and the real people who inhabit it without artificially lighting or staging any of his subjects. He has made award-winning documentaries and travel films around the world, and has been commissioned by major companies, universities, and nonprofit organizations.

If you'd like to work with Sam, or if you'd just like to say hello, drop him a line.



Des Moines Register

Drake University

Say Hello to the City

Made in DSM

Times Delphic



Breakout Storyteller of the Year, Taste Awards, 2018

Des Moines Creative of the Year finalist, Des Moines Register, 2018

Official selection, Interrobang Film Festival, 2018

Official selection, Architecture and Design Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection, Landlocked Film Festival, 2016