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Sam Fathallah is a 22-year-old director, cinematographer, editor and tree lover from the Midwest. He's a first generation Arab-American and a graduate of Drake University’s school of journalism. He’s been making films since he was 12.

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

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



Say Hello to the City

Des Moines Register

Drake University

Times Delphic



Breakout Storyteller of the Year, Taste Awards, 2018

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

Official selection, St. Cloud Film Festival, 2018

Official selection, Interrobang Film Festival, 2018

Official selection, Architecture and Design Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection, Landlocked Film Festival, 2016