Jimmy Sammarco

Chicago, Illinois

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About Me

The Director of Photography for the aquatic adventure film, "The Surface", staring Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy) and Chris Mulkey (On the Basis of Sex, Captain Phillips, Whiplash) and owner of a unique Airstream mobile production support vehicle. See images below.

Jimmy is also a video content director, and cinematographer who has told the stories for numerous corporations & Fortune 500 companies. He was the DP for the critically acclaimed documentary, "Song, Sung, Blue" and has created content for some of America’s most recognizable brands including John Deere, Oil of Olay, SC Johnson, Walgreens, Milwaukee Tool, InSinkErator, Libman Brooms, The FBI, MillerCoors, McDonalds, & many more.

In addition, Jimmy utilizes his experience to create moving videos that raise awareness and support the fundraising efforts of non-profit organizations like Make-A-Wish, LLS, Marwen School of the Arts, The Next Door Foundation, Blood Research Institute, and Knight Cancer Research Center, HIPPY, The Korkor Foundation, and SITC. The most recent SITC project involved the 2018 recipient of the Nobel prize for medicine, James P. Allison, PH.D.

He also specializes in creating video content for the Medical and Research industry. For the 2nd year in a row, he directed a live video production of a heart surgery at Children's Hospital of WI for their International Heart Symposium. Jimmy has also filmed heart transplants and produced content for the Miami Transplant Institute.

Fun Facts:
Jimmy is a former World Ranked long distance swimmer and recently came out of retirement to form a 6 man relay with 5 of his former college teammates and swam the Maui Channel in 2017. Training has begun for The Maui Channel 2019 Swim.

I have been in the industry since 2003.

So You Think You Can Dance / Libman Finale
Added on 5/8/2019
Jimmy (center) created 20 videos for a Libman Broom social media promotion featuring the So You Think You Can Dance All Stars. Client: Geronimo Promotional Marketing.


Director of Photography / Cinematographer / Co-Producer / Aquatic Cinematography Technical Advisor – The Surface

Feature – The Surface

Director/DP, Editor, Producer – Make-A-Wish Music Video

Music Video – Make-A-Wish

Director/DP, Editor – SITC - Sparkathon

Corporate – Society for Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Cancer

Director/DP, Editor – So You Think You Can Dance / Libman Promo

Online – Libman Brooms / Geronimo Promotional Marketing

Work with Jimmy Sammarco

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