Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Sam developed an interest in filmmaking after witnessing The Empire Strikes back at 8 years of age. That interest soon became an obsession and at a young age he began to travel and make a living directing and shooting music videos. Commercials, branded content, and documentaries soon followed. His collaborations have included Rolling Stone, Dr. Pepper, Aflac, iHeartRadio, PBS, and Spotify. Sam strives to tell stories that no matter the scope, resonate emotionally and showcase honest moments filled with diverse, relatable characters. While developing his own narrative projects, Sam continues to direct and DP around the globe crafting meaningful collaborations with crews, agencies, record labels, artists, and brands.
*Not all of the director’s work examples were produced by Gear Seven*