Sam’s Background: Samantha is the only character in CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY who arrived in New York City after 9/11 – a young, ambitious girl ready to pursue her dreams of acting. After looking for love in several wrong places, she makes an unexpected connection with Jain.
tonight, I don’t want someone sweet to hold me
Director on Cassandra/Sam: "Cassandra is an immensely talented performer and a mature, multi-faceted songwriter. She’s ambitious and has been in sync with the vision of this movie every step of the way. Her character brings in another perspective: the person who didn’t live in New York before 9/11, who has come to the city fresh. Her bond with the city isn’t as deep, and yet she still has to face her love/hate relationship with it."
CASSANDRA KUBINSKI (Sam Putnam) appears regularly from NYC to Nashville and internationally, opening for Anna Nalick, The Nelson Brothers, Dickie Betts, Ingram Hill, the October Project along the way, and toured the nation as a Borders Books and Music "Artist to Watch," promoting her album HOLD THE SUN. Her latest album release is a live, double album called LIVE AT CAMP NASHVILLE. You can pick up all three albums on iTunes and CD Baby. She regularly appears at clubs, theatres, coffeehouses, and private engagements in NYC and beyond. Currently, she is producing a new album of music in the vein of Taylor Swift/Alanis Morisette/Vanessa Carlton with Edd Kalehoff Productions. As a songwriter, Cassandra’s songs have appeared in the films RED HOOK, REDEMPTION FALLS, and DARE (Sundance 2009), and have won awards from the Billboard World Song Contest and Songwriters Hall of Fame. She also writes pop music with TRIFECTA, her songwriting and production team (Lifetime, MTV), and producers in the pop, dance, and hip hop genres. Her acting includes theatre (Drama-Desk nominated Off-Broadway THE AUDIENCE as well as ANNIE and MIRETTE at Goodspeed), film (FINDING FORRESTER and SAM), and TV (SPIN CITY). Cassandra works as a voice-over and jingle artist, and vocal and songwriting teacher, from her own SunChild Studios, and studios nationwide.