In 2009 Sam graduated with an MA in Cinematography from the NFTS (a recipient of the Freddie Francis Memorial Scholarship).
Within a year of graduating his short film, CONNECT, directed by Samuel Abrahams, was BAFTA nominated, and his critically acclaimed feature, IN OUR NAME, was officially selected at the BFI London Film Festival.
Sam was chosen by BAFTA in 2011 as a “Brit to Watch” with the aim of showcasing the best of British emerging on-screen talent, to the world’s most influential film and television professionals.
Sam's next feature film COUPLE IN A HOLE directed by Tom Geens, won the Golden Hitchcock, Hitchcock for Best Screenplay and Hitchcock of the Public at the Dinard British Film Festival 2015.
Recently his fourth feature film ANOTHER MOTHER’S SON (Bill Kenwright Films) was released theatrically by Vertigo Films and his new TV mini series BORN TO KILL (World Productions) aired on Channel 4 to great reviews in April 17.