COLLECTIVE MEDIA LA is a Los Angeles based global media collective focused on manifesting world peace through individual happiness.
Writer /Producer/Director/Cinematographer BIO
Sam Slovick has had a decidedly eclectic career as writer, photographer, actor, major label recording artist, journalist and documentary director. His feature documentary release, Radicalized has been called the definitive voice of a generation protest film.
He has been published extensively in a variety of national and international publications including Details, Vibe, Interview, Giant, Good, Tar, L.A. Weekly, Huffington Post, Neon, Nylon, SLAKE, The Face, The Advocate, Curve, Mission & State, Angelino and others.
Slovick initially made a splash as a self-styled club performer in the 80’s in New York. A native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he received his informal education on the street and under the tutelage of established writers and artists. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films including Jodi Foster’s Home for the Holidays and John Milieus’ epic feature Red Dawn. As a singer/(BMG) songwriter his major label releases include Louie Says (RCA records) whose songs that have appeared in films and television series.
He hit his stride as a journalist in 2005 when he wrote a cover story for the LA Weekly about skid row poverty. His ability to access subjects at the street level has garnered him acclaim and established him as a serious journalist focused on social justice. World Hunger Year & MAGGY award winner in journalism for his LA Weekly Skid Row series, Slovick made the obvious transition to documentary director /writer / producer with “On Skid Row” a 5-part doc series with Good Magazine
His doc-series “Occupy LA: Scenes From The New Revolution” (Participant Media/ Take Part) is a first look into the 99% Movement in Los Angeles from street level. His first published fiction; Tommy Crow appeared in SLAKE vol.2 Crossing Over. This controversial piece gleaned media attention, featuring the author in the LA Times and on Los Angeles NPR-affiliate 89.3-KPCC.
Producer/Editor/Design & Graphics/Videography/Photography
Luis Vargas marks his first work on a feature documentary film with Collective Media’s 2015 release, “Radicalized”. A founding member of Collective Media, he found his way to documentary production through political activism. An integral part of the Collective, his broad ranging skills set includes shooting, cutting to social media design, graphics, photography and videography all while bringing an essential millennial perspective to each production.