Voice Actor. Voice Over. Presenter for Television, Radio, and Podcasts. Autistic Filmmaker. Content Creator and Disability Activist.
Sam Downie has been an expert on The Gadget Show (Channel 5), a gadgets and tech reporter/presenter for Digital Planet (BBC World Service) and host of podcasts like Bristol Sounds, Tech:Casts and MacBreak Weekly. He’s also been a Zombie on Doctor Who (BBC TV), a Baby on Coronation Street (ITV Studios) and a Stormtrooper in CGI in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Sam is particularly known for his insightful skill as an interviewer, and his ability to make conversations around subjects and digital culture accessible and engaging to a wider audience.
His own personal story is told in a best-selling book called “After That Day : Stories of Epilepsy“.
Sam is also an Ambassador and ardent Campaigner for people with disabilities with Autism, Brain Injuries including Epilepsy and Seizures, Learning Disabilities as well as Covid-19 related long-term disability.
As a Disabled Filmmaker and Talent, Sam Downie is a member of the BFI’s Disability Screen Advisory Group, a group that’s made up of a diverse range of D/deaf and disabled film and television professionals. Sam is supporting the BFI Press Reset Campaign to inspire authority figures in Film and TV to reset practices involving people with disabilities, and to establish a new, more inclusive normal for all disabled creatives.
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Sam Downie is an experienced podcaster, streamer, and vlogger.
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Sam’s own personal story about living with Brain Injury ( Brain Tumour ) which causes Seizures ( Epilepsy ) and Autism – is told in a new book titled “After That Day – Stories of Epilepsy” published by Sofie’s Journey and launched in November 2019, at the 2019 Epilepsy Awareness & Education Expo, a free 3-day event during the Epilepsy Awareness Expo & Day at Disneyland® Resort (EADDL).
This beautiful, rich colour, hardback book contains forty- five personal accounts of people who have been forever changed, by seizures. These stories offer a challenging look at survival, and in many cases, a cure. Each story features amazing, introspective photos which compliment and tell the story as well as the written words.
One out of every twenty-six people will have Seizures / Epilepsy in their lifetime. It can come when you least expect it ; It can be caused by many things, and no one is exempt from its grasp.