David Sampliner’s first documentary feature, DIRTY WORK, co-directed with Tim Nackashi, screened at Sundance, won Best Documentary Feature at the Atlanta Film Festival, and aired on the Sundance Channel. He shot and directed TURNING POINTS, an award-winning film on LGBT ordination in the Presbyterian Church. More recently, he shot, edited, and directed the DVD featurette on the making of BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA. He shot Rachel Shuman’s feature documentary, THE FALL, a poetic examination of New Yorkers’ preoccupations on the brink of financial disaster and political renewal during October 2008. He co-directed and co-produced ART, ARCHITECHTURE, AND INNOVATION, a documentary about the history of the Guggenheim Museum currently on the festival circuit and soon to air on Channel 13 in New York. His latest feature, MY OWN MAN, is a personal film examining the meaning of manhood in the age of post-macho men, which he’s directing, editing, writing, and shooting on super 16mm film. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and now lives in Manhattan.