Julie Christeas, Cheyenne Jackson, Sam McConnell
Sam is a writer, director, and producer. He is partner in the New York and Los Angeles cased production company, McConnel/Hauser. Their work spans narrative and documentary films, commercials, web series, music videos, PSAs, and video art installations. Sam has directed five short films (BRUTAL, The Hunter, Twoyoungmen, UT., Seeing You In Circles, and Horseyboy) all of which have played in festivals across the US and internationally. . Sam has produced two acclaimed HBO documentaries exploring identity: The Out List (2013, featuring Ellen Degeneres, Larry Kramer, Cynthia Nixon and Neil Patrick Harris) and The Trans List (2016, featuring Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner,) both with director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Sam holds a BA and MFA from Columbia University in New York.