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Sam Aleshinloye is a New York City-based documentary filmmaker, short-form video content producer, and freelance photographer.

He has produced, directed and shot projects for FIJI Water,  Black Enterprise, The Lip Bar, Magnolia Ice cream,,,, Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, the LuckyRice Festival, Falling Whistles, and Miss Black New York USA.

In his documentary film work, he has worked on PBS’ original television series America In Prime Time,  PBS’ multi-Emmy award winning documentary series POV, the PBS World Channel’s Your Voice, Your Story, yet to be released film Rokia: The Voice of a New Generation, Project Talent, and the 2015 Sundance Film Festival premiere selection documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

He is currently working as an archival researcher on a 4-hour documentary slated to be released early 2016.

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Documentary Film Production

Aleshinloye most recently worked as an archival researcher and assistant producer on the 2015 Sundance premiere selection film, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution directed by Stanley Nelson.

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution was awarded the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Diaspora Documentary and was also named top 5 documentary films of 2015 by the National Board of Review.

Read Aleshinloye’s MSNBC interview about the film.


An essential history, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION, is a vibrant, human, living and breathing chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.” Sundance Institute

“Unyielding in its exploration of Black Panther pride, confrontations and in-fighting, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is a documentary that uses rare footage to chronicle the explosive movement in a most comprehensive way.”  NBC News

A thrilling, comprehensive history of the revolutionary movement that transformed race and class in America, told through meticulous research and astonishing archival materials by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and Emmy Award winner Stanley Nelson.” Museum of Modern Art

The moment is right for a documentary history of the Panthers.” NY Times



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Short-Form Content Producer

Aleshinloye has produced, shot and edited numerous videos for FIJI Water including their entire September 2011/2012 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week video campaigns which included video of the DKNY, BCBG Max Azria, DVF, Tibi, Milly, Marchesa and J Mendel shows.

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For a little over 4 years, I’ve run my own  Photography and Video business aptly named “Sam Alesh Photography & Video”.

Recently, I decided to close down shop and no longer pursue photography as a business— in order to focus on other career aspirations, as well as allow myself to just enjoy photography while I grow creatively and professionally in other arenas.

I will continue to shoot photos solely for my own amusement and will create new projects that reflect my vision–and, who know’s?–I may get back into the business if or when the times right. Until then, I’ll just be shooting still photos strictly for fun and artistic expression.

All the new work will still be encompassed under the “Sam Alesh” brand— but will now longer be a “for-hire”, consulting, or collaborative service!

Thanks for joining me on the ride thus far!

-Sam Alesh

April 24, 2015


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