SAM TABET

Sam Tabet

Sam Tabet is a Brooklyn based creative producer and filmmaker. Most notably Sam produced the Peabody Award Winning and Emmy nominated film Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, a feature documentary about four Latina lesbians who are wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the ’Satanic panic’ era of the 1980’s and 90’s in the United States. The film was cited in the court document which exonerated the 'San Antonio Four' after decades of wrongful incarceration. Sam produced short film Love The Sinner (dir. Jessica Devaney and Geeta Gandbhir, producer Patricia Benabe) which premiered at Tribeca 2017 and explores the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the Pulse shooting. Sam was the assistant producer for the award-winning Call Me Kuchu (Berlin Film Festival, HotDocs 2012) and produced SIGNIFIED, a multi-media archive of LGBTQ testimony and documentary series featuring the work of queer artists and activists. They previously worked at Chicken & Egg Pictures and hold a B.A. from Connecticut College in Film and Gender studies. Sam is a founder of the Queer Producers Collective, a Firelight Impact Producer fellow, and a Impact Partners Producing fellow. 

RECENT PRESS: 

Voices: LGBTQ Film with Queer Producers Collective and Outfest, Producers Guild Podcast

Firelight Launches New Fellowship for Divers Impact Producers-Inaugural Cohort, SHADOW AND ACT

San Antonio Four Exonerated After Two-Decade Fight, The Advocate

The 11 Best LGBT Documentaries of 2016 The Advocate

This Is The Next Making A Murderer & It’s Even More Chilling, REFINERY29

'You probably didn't hear about this woman's death in the media. This group is making sure you will.' Upworthy 

The Transformative Power of Visibility, Huffington Post