Samuel Abrahams

Writer and director for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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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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GOSH Sep 2013

 
Director Samuel Abrahams

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

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Hold On Me Short
2011
Smuggler
Producer Beau Gordon
Director Samuel Abrahams
Writer Ella Hickson

A couple question whether their relationship will ever be as good as it was at the beginning.

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Writer and Director
Connect Short
2010

 
Producer Beau Gordon
Director Samuel Abrahams
Writer Samuel Abrahams
Starring Tuppence Middleton & Daniel Lawrence Taylor

BAFTA nominated short film about two strangers making a surprise connection on a London bus.

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Documates 2008
Channel K
Director Samuel Abrahams
Writer Samuel Abrahams

Mockumentary about a guy documenting his mates on his video camera.

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Television
Writer and Director
Hung Out 30' Sitcom Pilot
2010
Channel K for Channel 4
Producer Sally Martin
Director Samuel Abrahams
Writer Samuel Abrahams
Starring Emily Bevan, David L. E. Davis, Lucy McCall, Alex McGettigan & James Shakeshaft

Comedy depicting the etiquette of friendship

Director
Dog Squad 10 x 30'
2009
Sky
Producer Andrew Zikking
Director Samuel Abrahams

Popular documentary following the UK Border Agency's sniffer dog teams

Leo And Lisa (Making Of) 2009

 
Director Samuel Abrahams
Starring Kevin Spacey & Thandie Newton

Documentary about a one-off play in Geneva