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, was nationally released on PBS in 2017 (airing 800+ times in 42 states) and 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.
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 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.
Films by Samantha Farinella
Hunting in Wartime profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. The veterans talk about surviving trauma, relating to Vietnamese civilians, readjusting to civilian life, and serving a government that systematically oppresses native people. Their stories give an important human face to the combat soldier and show the lasting affects of war on individuals, families and communities.