Sam was born and is based in London, but raised in Paris and Johannesburg. He studied History & Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, where he spent most of his waking hours working in theatre, acting and directing with some of the best young writers working in Ireland today.
In 2016, he graduated with a masters in Directing Fiction from the National Film & Television School. Sam’s short films all focus on examining humans in surreal or fantastical settings, and span genres from science fiction to dystopian western and supernatural drama.
Sam currently works as a promo director for BBC News alonside developing several original short and feature projects. His work is defined by a strong visual style and dark sense of humour, while exploring worlds that are new and often unsettling.
THE COCAINE FAMINE 2018
Black Comedy / Crime Thriller, 13mins
Cork Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival
Comedy Drama, 16mins
THOSE WHO ARE LOST (2016)
Supernatural Drama, 27mins (graduation film)
FUEL TO FIRE (2015)
Dystopian Western, 25mins
This Is England Film Festival
DARK WAS THE NIGHT (2015)
Science Fiction, 17mins
Manchester International Film Festival 2015 (Winner, best student short)
Shuffle Festival 2015
Fantasia International Film Festival 2015
Unreal Film Festival 2015
Chicago Reel Shorts Film Festival 2015
Nantes Utopiales Film Festival 2015
Supernatural thriller, 10mins
London Short Film Festival 2014