Based in Brooklyn, NY, Sam Feder is a multidisciplinary artist exploring interpersonal power dynamics and the politics of media-driven identity. Their directorial debut (Sam identifies as trans and uses gender neutral pronouns), the award winning feature film, "Boy I Am", is cited as one of the 10-Must See Gender Documentaries in Curve Magazine. Samís third feature film, "Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger" had its world premier in London March 2014.
Samís work can be seen internationally at film festivals, universities and colleges, museums, and libraries.
Sam has received national grants, fellowships and residencies from: The Jerome Foundation Grant, the RFA Excellence in Filmmaking Grant, Frameline Completion Fund, Crossroads Foundation, Funding Exchange, Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, Illinois Arts Council Grant, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Sam was an ongoing fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media(2007-2013) and was granted a 2013 Yaddo Artist Residency, and a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow Residency. (4/14)
Boy I Am
A film by Sam Feder & Julie Hollar, 2006, 72 min., Color
An important exploration of issues rarely touched upon by most films portraying female-to-male (FTM) transgender experiences, this feature-length docu...