Sam’s recent credits as production designer include; EIGHTH GRADE (dir. Bo Burnham; National Board of Review - Top 10 Films of 2018), VOX LUX (dir. Brady Corbet; Nominee - Golden Lion, Venice International Film Festival, (2018), 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), and Independent Spirit Award Best Feature nominee FRANCES HA (dir. Noah Baumbach, Nominated, Film of the Year, London Critics Circle 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.