SAM WAINWRIGHT DOUGLAS
DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR & EDITOR
Sam is a director and editor working in Austin, TX. With partners Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson, he recently co-directed HOT GREASE, which premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2017. Recently, Sam also directed and edited THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE, which premiered at the MoMA Doc Fortnight 2017 and then went on to South By Southwest and Full Frame Documentary Festival before broadcasting nationwide on PBS. In 2016 Sam's film HONKY TONK HEAVEN: LEGEND OF THE BROKEN SPOKE premiered and won an audience award at South by Southwest 2016 before continuing on to International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and a national PBS broadcast. HONKY TONK HEAVEN was selected for the U.S. State Department’s 2018-2019 American Film Showcase. Sam edited and co-produced NO NO: A DOCKumentary, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, screened theatrically across the country and was broadcast on Showtime.
Sam also edited and produced the PBS documentary LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101, which was executive produced by Johnny Depp and broadcast on PBS in 2014. INDIAN 101 was also selected for the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase in 2015. He directed CITIZEN ARCHITECT: SAMUEL MOCKBEE AND THE SPIRIT OF THE RURAL STUDIO in 2010, which was also broadcast nationwide on PBS. He co-directed music documentary THE HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS... BOUND TO LOSE (2006) with Paul Lovelace. He has edited and produced other feature documentaries such as ALONG CAME KINKY: TEXAS JEWBOY FOR GOVERNOR, which had its premiere at South By Southwest in 2009. He edited the narrative feature BOOGER RED, directed by Berndt Mader and executive produced by David Gordon Green. Sam also has extensive experience editing shows produced by Discovery, Food Network, PBS, A&E, Travel Channel and HBO.