Sam is a three-time winner of the Cannes Lion. A Leo Burnett trained producer, he both produced & directed his first Cannes Lion winning campaign for the US Army. As both producer and director, Sam has helmed projects on 6 continents. In 2019, he won his 3rd Cannes Lion for a project he produced in Saudi Arabia for SC Johnson, Istanbul via Ogilvy Chicago. Sam utilizes a broad set of skills to help clients and partners with a large variety of projects, in multiple capacities. His deep agency experience, combined with his production knowledge is a great asset, no matter if the budget is $20K or $2M.
Currently, Sam is working on a two documentaries, one centered around a social justice issue and the other about a Chef from Upstate NY who turned to cooking and farming as a way to devote his life to sustainable food sourcing and supporting local with a dash of romance.
*Not all of the director’s work examples were produced by Gear Seven*