Talent Guide

Sam Osborn

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:CNN Docuseries Intensive 2020


Sam Osborn has directed films for Topic, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Vice News, Vox, Bustle, GQ, Vocativ, Teen Vogue, Verse Media and more. He is also the Series Producer for Mosa Mack Science, which is an Impact HUB winner and recipient of the SIAA Teacher’s Choice Award. He is currently at work on his debut feature-length documentary, Universe, and the pilot episode of the interactive digital series Language Keepers, which is supported by the Alaska Humanities Fund and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Most recently, he completed the four-part documentary series Night Shift for the September 2018 issue of Topic.

Current Project

Folk Frontera


Folk Frontera is a magical-realist documentary series about life in the borderlands. It tells the stories of a traveling priest, private postman, river guardian, and radio DJ as they forge their lives in the remote Chihuahuan Desert, stretched across both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.