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Sam Now is a gripping family story consisting of home videos, Super 8 films and modern-day HD videos told over a lifetime. Director Reed Harkness captures the story of his half-brother, Sam, who grappled with the disappearance of his mother during the most formative years of his life. After setting out to find her as a teenager, Sam works through the subconscious trauma caused by her absence, his family members' denial and his feelings toward his mother, whose new life proves better than raising kids. Sam's journey is an emotional roller coaster with loops of mental health, commitment issues and familial relationships. Samah Ali


  • Director(s)

    • Reed Harkness
  • Producer(s)

    • Jason Reid
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Lois Vossen
    • Sally Jo Fifer
    • Andy McDonough
    • Colin Harper Plank
  • Co-Producer(s)

    • Heather Hawksford
    • Adam Spiro Brown
  • Editor(s)

    • Darren Lund
    • Jason Reid
  • Cinematography

    • Reed Harkness
  • Composer

    • Roger Neill
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