Sam is an award-winning Autistic filmmaker/actor/director and content creator. A proud Bristolian, born in Exeter – South West of England, with a 25+ year work/experience history in Theatre, Film, Radio, Podcasting, Vlogging and Television.
I love making short films, interviews & documentaries. I love being a creative, passionate, experimental storyteller bringing interesting insightful thought-provoking stories, to the screen (of all sizes).
Sam started out as an actor, with training at the world-famous Bristol Old Vic youth theatre followed up by training on a 2 year performing arts course, and then returned to the stage at the Bristol Old Vic.
He then moved on to voice over work, voice acting and acting on TV. From playing ‘bit parts’ on various dramas such as East Enders, Dangerfield, Doctor Who and Tourchwood, to well established British costume dramas.
A list of credits can be found on Sam’s SPOTLIGHT CASTING Profile HERE .
After years of honing his acting and voiceover/voice acting craft on stage, television and radio, he eventually moved into film-making.
Sam is driven by a creative passion to develop and direct his own work – filming, sound design for cinema, editing and directing a mix of successful short films across varying genres including documentary, comedy drama and sci-fi. He’s had training from the likes of the Bolex Brothers, Forkbeard Fantasy, Biggerhouse Film, 104 Films and Aardman Animation.
Sam’s film Uniquely Human is also included in the British Council’s UK Film Directory, where it can be selected for festivals, as a short made by an established Disabled filmmaker.
Sam’s work fuses real-world authenticity, social realism and genre flair – his films have screened at numerous BAFTA and Oscar qualifying film festivals around the world including BFI London (London Film Festival), Encounters, Sheffield Doc/Fest, SF FIlm (San Francisco Film Festival) and The ICA London, amongst others. He is available for shoots, with experience across multiple genres from documentaries and entertainment, fantasy to science fiction – for broadcast, cinema, theatrical, or for the web.
Sam is supported as a Disabled filmmaker/actor/creative by BFI Network and the British Council. He is currently in pre-development on a plethora of “film projects” aiming to shoot through 2021/2022, with the likes of PIXAR, Industrial Light and Magic, and Disney Animation.
Sam brings with him not just enormous experience but a passion, a heart and dedication that just gets stronger with time.