Sam Pollard

Producer, Director and Film Editor


NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Sam Pollard is an accomplished feature film and television video editor, and documentary producer/director whose work spans almost thirty years.

His first assignment as a documentary producer came in 1989 for Henry Hampton's Blackside production "Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads."

Between 1990 and 2010, Mr. Pollard edited a number of Spike Lee's films: "Mo' Better Blues," "Jungle Fever," "Girl 6," "Clockers," and "Bamboozled."

Mr. Pollard and Mr. Lee co-produced a number of documentary productions for the small and big screen including "Four Little Girls," which was nominated for an Academy Award and "When The Levees Broke," a four part documentary that won numerours awards, including a Peabody and three Emmy Awards. 

Mr. Pollard also served as a producer/director for "Slavery By Another Name," a 90-minute documentary for PBS.