I'm Sam.

Some of the most memorable moments of my life happened at the crossroads of voices and ears in a conversation, where a tense conflict turned into a beautiful understanding.

Filmmaking allows me to share stories about the world and the really cool people who inhabit it. I get to start conversations with strangers and learn about the world from their side of things.

I'm a 21-year-old advertising student at Drake University in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa. I've been telling stories through video ever since I got my hands on an 8mm camcorder when I was 12. I'm a first generation Arab American, and my mom makes a mean maqluba.

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I specialize in telling natural stories.

I believe that a good story comes from the heart. It's not told with intense effects, cheesy acting, or bulky equipment. It's told with real people doing real things in the real world.


Let's grab coffee and catch up.

I'm a Des Moines native, but my film projects have taken me all over. You can drop me a line on my contact page, or connect with me on Facebook or Instagram.