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Sam M.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

6 reviews

$200 - $1500 / Day


Sam Mirpoorian is an award-winning filmmaker exploring societal themes at the intersection of time, isolation, health, science, + introspection. During his undergrad + grad studies at Indiana University, he made his first doc-short, Little Warriors, which tells the story about youth activism in the space of climate policy. The film was a Grand Prize Winner at the Academy Award-Qualifying, Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. In 2018, Sam edited + produced a doc-short, Destination Park, which examines a mobile chapel located in the heart of a desolate truck stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York + made its online premiere via The Atlantic in 2019. In 2020, Sam’s second doc-short, Sonnie, which follows the serene + poignant life of a single father raising his son, played + won awards from over 40 film festivals across the United States + is a recipient of the Kodak Motion Picture Film Bronze Award for Excellence in Filmmaking. Sonnie won three Regional Emmy® Awards and was acquired by NBC, making its broadcast premiere via Peacock in 2021. In addition to his film work, Sam has directed, shot, edited, + produced national + regional commercial/branded content campaigns for philanthropic + environmental foundations including brands such as Pharrell Williams’ IceCream, Robert Redford’s The Redford Center, the YMCA, NASCAR, Goodwill, Louisville Slugger, High & Mighty, + others.

Top Services

Documentary DP
5 reviews
News Shooter / Video Journalist
3 reviews
Non-Fiction Film Director
1 review


Top Reviews

  • January • 2022

    Sam was punctual, communicative and respectful to my sources. I hired him for two back-to-back shoots, which he drove across three states for in total. He was great about sticking to our schedule and kept in touch throughout. All of his shots were stunning, Sam is incredibly detail oriented when it comes to shooting and finding workarounds to improve workflow. Highly recommend for any docu-style documentary or digital production!

    Allison at CNBC Digital Video
  • January • 2022

    I've hired Sam twice and he was phenomenal to work with and incredibly dedicated to our projects both times—he has a great eye for detail in the field, he was adaptable to changes we made to the schedule and had industry standard equipment. Would definitely hire him again for any stories in the midwest.

    Allison at CNBC Digital Video
  • November • 2021

    Sam produced an outstanding film that is moving, inspirational and compelling. He was easy to work with and helped us get all of the elements we needed in order to air the film. We would definitely work with him again.

    Matthew at LXTV

Top Projects



  • 4K video camera

All Services

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post Production

  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News


  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Production Company