Hi I'm Sam, an aspiring director and filmmaker based in Edinburgh. I have just graduate with a First Class BA (hons) in Theatre and Film at Queen Margaret University. Working under the supervision of filmmaker Walhid Salhab and screenwriter Graham Drysdale I have spent the past 4 years experimenting making documentaries, music videos and short dramas as well as honing skills in screenwriting, editing and film and theatre production. My dissertation film Jess and John was the Audience No2 Favourite award at the QMU Film and Media Showcase 2015.
Since moving to Scotland I have had a fantastic time working with inspiring individuals within and out with the university; making trailers and filming live performance events with Bawsoot Theatre Company and Caught Red Handed, devising a piece of theatre and multi-media effects for a performance with the Scottish Story Telling Centre, and having creative freedom with actor Jamie Stokes over promotional videos for the Radisson hotel Edinburgh. I have had the pleasure of spending the past three years collaborating with Bob Winton and Daniel McGreevy under the name Choo Choo productions, during which we created a music video for The Brevet's Shadows for Sunshine.
As university comes to an end, we are all heading in different directions and a new exciting chapter is beginning for me as I find myself working on my own 10 minute short. I aim to continue my passion making films and hope to work with more interesting filmmakers and theatre practitioners for a long time to come. I have started my own company FilmMeThis and hope to continue working with other QMU university students and graduates in theatre, film and drama and perfomance to form a creative collective and truly expand all of our talents in the industy.
Food and Beverage Assistant - Radiano Blu Hotel Edinburgh
Oct 2011 - Present
Marketing and Administration Intern - QMU Job Shop
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Administration Assistant - SMS Mevac Ltd
Jul 2009 - Aug 2011
Theatre and Film - BA (Hons) First Class - Queen Margaret University
Sep 2011 - Jul 2015
Introducing the Social Science - 60 Credit Module - Open University
Jan 2011 - Aug 2011
Starting with Psychology - 20 Credit Module - Open University
Aug 2010 - Jan 2011
Performing Arts - BTEC National Diploma - Mid-Cheshire College
Sep 2006 - Aug 2008
GCSE's - A* - C - Rudheath High School
Sep 2001 - Jul 2006
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