Award winning journalist and filmmaker Sam Slovick is a writer, photographer and documentarian. His stories, photos, video series and docs have been distributed via theatrical release, indie-online and print media including Red Canary Magazine, LA Times, Los Angeles Magazine LA Weekly,LA Yoga Magazine, Mission & State, Huffington Post, SLAKE and some others.
His feature documentary release, Radicalized (2016) has been called the definitive voice-of-a-generation millennial protest film. His videography and written work for LA Yoga Magazine over the last decade have established his voice in the devotional realms. His social justice work on housing and police violence in Los Angeles has been his focus since 2005.
Initially making a splash as a singer/songwriter in bands in the 80’s New York club scene, there he received an unconventional education under the tutelage of established writers, filmmakers and artists.
His major label releases include The Pedantiks (Elektra) and Louie Says (RCA) featured in films and TV. He’s appeared in television shows and films including Jodi Foster’s Home for the Holidays and John Milieus’ Red Dawn.
As a journalist, his ability to access subjects and deliver stories has garnered credibility, enabling his transition to director with original series, On Skid Row (Reason Pictures) and Scenes From The New Revolution (Participant Media).
His recent immigration work was recently awarded for “At The Border”. It includes a long form written story, video and photo gallery combined to achieve the deep narrative that has become his signature.
First place, “Immigration Reporting,” Los Angeles Press Club’s 2022 SoCal Journalism Awards.
Judges note: “Sam Slovick draws his readers in through the stories surrounding the Tijuana areas and allows the space for them to connect personally with both the setting and its characters. After reading this piece, his audience is able to better understand the plight of the immigrants at the border, yet also understand the implications left by bureaucratic policy that prevented an easy ingress from Nueva Aurora, past Zona Norte and into ‘el norte.’ This was a well articulated and balanced article that leaves readers hungry to continue probing the struggles of immigrants.”