Sammy Dane


Born and bred New Yorker. Documentary filmmaker.

This Beatboxer Overcame Homelessness To Become A Broadway Star

By Sammy Dane
There's only one way to meet Chesney Snow for the first time. You have to see him in his element. That's how I met him back in December, when I saw "In Transit" during its previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre. I had no idea what to expect…

Artist Draws MLK Tribute Piece One Dot At A Time

By Sammy Dane
On MLK Day, we tend to look back at the work and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and see the big moments: the speeches, the rallies, the passing of landmark legislation. We tend to gloss over the decades of work he and many others put in,…

This Sexual Assault Survivor Took On The Broken Justice System And Won

By Sammy Dane
Amanda Nguyen was raped in 2013. At the time, she was a student at Harvard University. Immediately after the attack, she underwent a six-hour evidence collection procedure known as a rape kit examination. Since she did not immediately want to press…

Formerly Incarcerated Women Return To Prison To Perform 'The Vagina Monologues'

By Sammy Dane
Eve Ensler, the enigmatic playwright of the transgressive, revolutionary, iconic play The Vagina Monologues, famously said if you end violence against women, you will end violence, period. The global V-Day movement is devoted to materializing this…

This 23-Year-Old Works Nonstop To Unify Baltimore Police And His Community

By Sammy Dane
As a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, Lamontre Randall was accused of armed robbery by a white, female student. To his fellow students, friends and family, the accusation could not have been more ridiculous. As a leader on campus…

Meet The Mother-Daughter Duo Providing Care For Homeless People's Pets

By Sammy Dane
On a trip to New York, Genevieve Frederick saw a homeless man sitting with his dog, untethered by a leash. She wondered how the man could provide for his dog when he wasn't even able to provide a home for himself. This visceral reaction is what…

Skateboarder Travels 450 Miles To Honor Brother He Lost To Cancer (Video)

By Sammy Dane
There are a seemingly infinite amount of clichés about brotherhood. And, for the most part, they're true. Growing up, playing sports, listening to music and developing passions are all immeasurably better when you have a sibling to share them…