Sam Painter is an award winning director of photography whose influential work includes the coverage of historical events, groundbreaking exposés and numerous celebrated documentaries. He’s worked throughout Europe interviewing a who’s who of the music and film world, including The Rolling Stones, members of The Beatles, and The Who, as well as most of the 1980’s New Wave/Punk music scene. He also shot behind the scenes of numerous films, including “Superman,” “James Bond,” “Full Metal Jacket,” and Whitney Houston’s first music video among many others. He collaborated with Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney on “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” which garnered an Emmy for Best Documentary and an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography. He’s also worked on “Transcendence,” “Inception,” “Moneyball,” “Laurel Canyon” and “Wild Palms.” His work on the groundbreaking interview with Diane Sawyer and Charles Manson led to more network investigative projects, including “Frontline,” “60 Minutes,” “48 Hours” and “Turning Point.” Sam continues to work with HBO on several upcoming documentaries.