Sam Osborn

Sam Osborn is a writer and filmmaker of Mexican-American descent. His debut feature-length documentary, UNIVERSE, about Wallace Roney, the only protege of Miles Davis, was Executive Produced by Carmelo Anthony and awarded Best Music Documentary by the International Documentary Association in 2020. His short works include VARSITY ORO for Pop-Up Magazine, NIGHT SHIFT for Topic, LANGUAGE KEEPERS, a hybrid documentary project meant to help sustain the endangered Athabaskan language of Gwich’in, which premiered at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and EATING, a 10-episode docuseries for Topic Studios. Currently he is working with Independent Lens to develop FOLK FRONTERA, a magical-realist documentary about life in the borderlands of Northern Chihuahua and West Texas.