Samantha Farinella is a New York City-based filmmaker and founder of One Angry Woman Productions.
Her first feature documentary, Left Lane, won eight awards including honors in New Zealand, Paris and New York. It was featured in over forty festivals including Galway's International Film Festival, Frameline in San Francisco and Out in Africa (South Africa's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival).
Farinella's latest feature length project, Hunting in Wartime, was nationally released on PBS over Memorial Day Weekend 2017 (airing 600+ times in 37 states), has screened in over twenty venues over the past year including the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, The National Archives, the American Indian Film Festival and the Hanoi Cinematheque. It recently won the Big Sky Award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in Documentary and the Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award at the Inwood Film Festival in NYC.
She has extensive television production experience, having produced award-winning behind the scenes and promo spots for numerous series on TeenNIck. In addition, Farinella has many accomplishments in field production and videography with networks including MTV, Spike, The History Channel, Animal Planet and PBS.
Samantha also has creative agency experience as a Broadcast Producer where she specialized in reversioning US commercials for the global market. She is currently an MFA candidate in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College.