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PINSKY is a story about finding your chosen family and forgiving the one you're born into.


Boston native and comedy powerhouse, Sam Jay joins the Pinsky cast!

When asked how long she has been doing comedy Samaria (Sam Jay) Johnson smiles and replies “For as long as I could speak”. Hailing from Boston MA a city that is no stranger to comedic prowess; a place that can lay claim to the comedic talents of Jay Leno, Louis C.K., Conan O'Brien and many others, Sam Jay is setting her own stage.  Some would say the fact that she’s female, African American, and a lesbian has allowed her to stand out in a male dominated industry. But it is more so how she can take these experiences and make them not only funny but relatable.


Witty, candid, and raw she is bringing about a brand of comedy that has yet to be seen. Provoking audiences by pushing their thinking while still giving her sets the feel of a barroom conversation with one of your funniest friends; Her familiar personality on and off stage has allowed her to build quite the buzz in and around Boston comedy circles. Her 2013 invite to Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and her 2014 acceptance into the Women In Comedy Festival; along with her recent trip to the Stand Up NBC 2014 NYC semifinals and an invite to the HBO/ABFF 2014 comedy wings semifinals has the industry talking about this young lady.  Opening for power house/veteran acts like Hannibal Burres (Comedy Central), and Rob Stapleton(Comedy Central) has not only helped this rising star hone her skills but has allowed her to branch out booking shows up and down the east coast.  Performing at comedic institutions from Gotham NYC, Comedy Store LA, Ice House LA, to the Comedy Studio in Cambridge, MA, Sam Johnson is wowing audiences and building her fan base. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do.

Sam will play the role of Dina, a stand-up comedian and MC of the local Brookline open mic Sophia happens upon. Check out more of a Sam Jay's comedic prowess in the video below.


We start principle photography TOMORROW in Boston and we can't express how excited we are to begin the process of shooting Pinsky, a project we've dedicated countless hours, revisions, late nights and weekends to for the last 3 years. Thank you all who have seen us through to this point and who will continue to support this project as we head into production and post-production. We've begun the process to meet our stretch production goal. This will go for post-production editing needs, hard drives to store the film on, camera lenses, paying essential crew and cast, FEEDING cast and crew and much, much more. We have some special perks for those who contribute below. If monetary support isn't possible, you can support the project by just sharing something about the film with friends and family on social media or word of mouth.

Again, thank you all so much. You humble us with your support, your posts about the project, your enthusiasm for our ridiculousness and your patience with the process.


  • Any donation: Invitation to the Pinsky Facebook page and website, and updates.
  • $20: Download of finished film.
  • $30: Download of film and the soundtrack.
  •  $50: Download of film and a hard copy (DVD) of the film and soundtrack.
  • $150: All previous perks plus one (1)  ticket to the film premiere party (no transportation)
  • $200: All previous perks plus two (2) tickets to the film premiere party (no transportation)
  • $300: All previous perks and an associate producer credit on film (& an IMDB credit)

Thank you!

Until next time,


Pinsky was created with the support of the COJECO Blueprint Fellowship, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

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