Sam’s recent credits as production designer include; GOOD TIME (dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie; Nominee - Palm d'Or, Cannes International Film Festival (2017), SHADES OF BLUE (dir. Barry Levinson), DEAN (dir. Demetri Martin; Best Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival (2016), THE HUMBLING (dir. Barry Levinson, Official selection, Venice Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival (2015), Independent Spirit Award Best Feature nominated FRANCES HA (dir. Noah Baumbach, Nominated, Film of the Year, London Critics Circle 2012), and GIMME THE LOOT (dir. Adam Leon; Grand Jury Prize Winner- Best Narrative Feature, SXSW Film Festival, Someone to Watch Award (2012), Independent Spirit Awards (2012), Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival (2012).
Lisenco was both designer and producer for filmmakers Joshua and Benny Safdie on the majority of their work since 2003 including feature GO GET SOME ROSEMARY (Breakthrough Award, Gotham Awards (2009), Cassavettes Award, Independent Spirit Awards (2010), Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival (2009), Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival (2010), International Critics Prize (2010). Additionally, Lisenco designed many of Lena Dunham’s early short films, as well as her first narrative feature, CREATIVE NONFICTION (Official Selection, SXSW Film Festival (2009).
New York born and raised, Sam Lisenco received his BS in Film at Boston University in 2005.