Samantha began her career in film by working for filmmakers Jim Jarmusch and Barbara Kopple and producer Jean Doumanian. Her own films have played in festivals throughout the world and have won awards internationally including a CINE Eagle and two Chicago/Midwest regional Emmys. She has written/directed documentary programs that have been broadcast on television networks including National Geographic, A&E, MSNBC and PBS. She is currently in production on a feature film about artist/storyteller Eames Demetrios and the parallel universe he is creating around the globe. Additionally, she teaches courses in the film department at Columbia College Chicago.