About

Sam Wolson, is an immersive film director and photographer with editorial partners including National Geographic and The New York Times. He grew up on a flower farm in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan and is currently based out of Berlin, Germany. In 2017 he co-directed the VR film We Who Remain, which was the first character-driven VR film shot in an active war zone -- in the Nuba mountains of Sudan. It premiered at SXSW, won best VR film at SIFF and was a co-production between The New York Times, AJ+, and ARTE. Wolson also received a Google Jump Start camera grant in 2017 to work on a long-term project exploring the aftermath of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan. Over the course of 2017 Wolson also shot several projects for the New York Times Daily 360 project. In 2018 he worked on a four part VR series for National Geographic on the Okavango Delta called the Okavango Experience which documented a group of conservationist on an expedition canoeing across the Okavango Delta in Botswana. In 2019 he was part of teams that received a National Geographic Society grant entitled Documenting Human Migrations and a Journalism 360 Night Foundation grant for immersive journalism.

Interviews

San Francisco Chronicle

New York Times Lens Blog

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+1 248 413 7113 || Mr.Wolson@gmail.com

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