Samuel Abrahams

Writer and director for film and television
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Biography

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 Blink.

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Film

Writer & Director

Director

GOSH
Short
 
Film highlighting the work done by Great Ormond Street Hospital's Centre for Children's Rare Disease Research

 
Connect
BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film
Producer Beau Gordon
Starring
  • Tuppence Middleton
  • Daniel Lawrence Taylor
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    BAFTA nominated short film about two strangers making a surprise connection on a London bus.

     
     
    Mockumentary
    Channel K
     
    Hold On Me
    Winner of Best Short Film at the London Independent Film Festival
    Short
    Producer Beau Gordon
    Writer Ella Hickson
     
    A couple question whether their relationship will ever be as good as it was at the beginning.
    Smuggler
     

    TV

    Director

    Dog Squad
    10 x 30'
    Producer Andrew Zikking
     

    Documentary

    Sky
     
    Starring
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Thandie Newton
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    Documentary

     

    Writer & Director

    Hung Out
    30' Sitcom Pilot
    Producer Sally Martin
    Starring
  • Emily Bevan
  • David L. E. Davis
  • Lucy McCall
  • Alex McGettigan
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    Comedy depicting the etiquette of friendship
    Channel K for Channel 4
     

    Other

    Director

    Writer & Director