Born in Paris in 1990, Samuel completed his B.F.A at New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a double major in Film Production and Philosophy. During his studies, he directed “The Prayer of Man”, winning the NYU Jewish Film Festival in 2011, and “Hands Holding A Void”, winning the Audience Award at the “Semaine du Cinéma” Festival organized by Science Po Paris in 2012. Sam went on to work at the New York advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. He then worked for the Paris-based film production company STONE ANGELS, assisting producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam (Le Fidèle, Cosmopolis, Comme des frères) on development. Along with Jim Gabaret, Sam wrote and directed the ARTE doc series “Ceci n’est pas graffiti”, on the origins of street-art in France, from the 1980s to present day. He also directed a long-form documentary for VICELAND, focusing on an Air Force jet fighter young woman running for Parliament elections in a rural and conservative constituency in the East of France, following Emmanuel Macron’s election in May 2017. The film will be released in May 2018. Samuel is currently developing new film projects, both in fiction and documentary, looking to capture moments of beauty and truth, wherever he finds it.