Samantha Farinella is a New York City-based filmmaker and founder of One Angry Woman Productions.
Farinella's latest feature length project, Hunting in Wartime, premiered on National PBS and has so far screened in over twenty-five venues including the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, The National Archives, the American Indian Film Festival, the Hanoi Cinematheque and the Cambodia International Film Festival. 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.
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).
She also has extensive television production and advertising experience with media companies including Viacom, The History Channel, Animal Planet, PBS, Hogarth Worldwide and JWT.
Samantha is currently an MFA candidate in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College.