Sam Icklow is an Australian writer, director and editor with a passion for telling authentic stories and elevating diverse voices.

Sam received his MFA in Directing from the University of California, Los Angeles where he was selected by James Franco to write and direct two parts of a compendium feature film based on the book of short stories “Actors Anonymous” by James Franco and starring Whoopi Goldberg.

He is a BAFTA LA Scholar and a recipient of the Motion Picture Association of America award. He has also worked extensively as a cinematographer and editor, and teaches in Entertainment Studies at UCLA Extension.

He has lived in Indonesia, Germany and the United States, and is a founding member of the Berlin-based queer moving-image arts collective, NowMomentNow.

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