Kristine Samuelson has been a documentary filmmaker for over twenty-five years. Collaborating with her partner, John Haptas, she has made many documentary essays, including Riding the Tiger; The World As We Know It; Empire of the Moon; Wrong Place, Wrong Time; The Days And The Hours; and I Can See Everything. All have screened in festivals worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Vila do Conde Curtas Metragens, Mannheim Film Festival, Mostra Internacional de Cine, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter, and Ann Arbor Film Festival (complete list available upon request.) Prior to their collaborative work, Samuelson made other films, including Arthur and Lillie (co-producer/director), which was nominated for an Academy Award. She is a professor at Stanford University, where she has served as Chair of the Art & Art History Department and Director of the Film and Media Studies Program.
Professor Samuelson was a 2010 U.S.-Japan Creative Arts Fellow and spent most of her AY 2009-10 sabbatical working in Tokyo on a new film.