Samuel is a BAFTA nominated short film director who has written & directed across drama, documentary and commercials.
After graduating in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, Samuel started out in TV with a win and a nomination at the Royal Television Society Awards for the documentary series’ Risky Business and Customs UK respectively. He then moved across to drama where he directed and co-wrote the Channel 4 comedy Hung Out, which was developed from his original short, Documates. His short film Connect, which is a “bittersweet, elongated moment of romance on a bus, interspersed with a deliciously dark sense of humour” (The Guardian), won a Jury Award at Brief Encounters International Film Festival. Connect was then nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Short Film at the 2011 BAFTAs.
Samuel's latest short film Hold On Me, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and won Best Short Film at the London Independent Film Festival. In between drama productions Samuel directs commercials for award winning production company Smuggler.