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Sam Levy is an American cinematographer. 

After studying filmmaking with Leslie Thornton at Brown University and French New Wave director Eric Rohmer at The University of Paris-Michelet, Sam became an apprentice to legendary cinematographer Harris Savides.

He gained recognition as a cinematographer in his own right when he photographed Wendy and Lucy for director Kelly Reichardt - voted one of the “Best 25 Films of the 21st Century” by The New York Times.

Sam went on to shoot Frances HaMistress America and While We’re Young for director Noah Baumbach, CHANGERS and Untitled Frank Ocean Project for director Spike Jonze, Home Videos for director Jerrod Carmichael, Maggie’s Plan for director Rebecca Miller, Green Porno for director Isabella Rossellini and Crashing for director Judd Apatow. 

Sam also photographed Lady Bird for writer/director Greta Gerwig - nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and winner of The Golden Globe for Best Picture. 

MAYDAY, a new film which Sam photographed, is also his debut as producer. It was written and directed by Karen Cinorre and stars Grace Van Patten, Mia Goth and Juliette Lewis. MAYDAY won Best Cinematography at The Raindance Film Festival in London. 

Sam has photographed many commercials and music videos for directors such as Kanye West, Spike Jonze, Mark Romanek, Fredrik Bond, Brigitte Lacombe, Stacy Wall, Lisa Rubisch, Matt Aselton and Call This Number among others.