Sam Gurry is a Queer, Non-Binary interdisciplinary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. They view animation as a seductive series of images, each one an opportunity to reimagine our own social understandings of the interpersonal. By utilizing domestic objects and heightened ephemera, their work showcases tactility at its core, both of the matter and of the spirit. Their films untether the liminal restrictions between documentary, animation, and imagined realities.
Their films have been in the official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Slamdance, Ann Arbor, Rotterdam, and the Ottawa International Animation Festival amongst others.
Sam holds an MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts. They are currently adjunct faculty at California State University, Los Angeles & lecturer at New York University, Los Angeles.
They perform as one half of expanded cinema duo Saint Victoria’s Incorruptible Body providing guitar and vocals.