Formerly in international sales – with Summit, PolyGram and former MD of Salt – Samantha has sold films as diverse as Fargo, Memento, American Pie, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dead Man Walking and The Blair Witch Project. More recently she sold and executive produced Sundance hit Grabbers, Toronto opener Sunshine Superman and Miss You Already starring Drew Barrymore, which she also co-developed. Samantha is now a freelance script and development consultant, lecturer and is creating training courses for emerging filmmakers.
In 2010 Samantha created The Vipers Nest, a creative collective for commercially oriented first-time filmmakers which now boasts 36 alumni, and has lectured for the likes of NFTS, London Film School, iFeatures, LFF and Ffilm Cymru. Samantha’s “speciality” is her innate knowledge of domestic and international audiences, distributors and genres, and she works with filmmakers to create films with these in mind from the outset, with the express intention that they will have more chance of, not only becoming successful, but being made.
She recently moved to Brecon in Wales. And makes jam.