©Sam Arbor 2020

ABOUT

On the set of 'Beauty Queen', new music video written by Sam Arbor


Sam is a writer and director for theatre & film.

THEATRE

Sam writes and directs new plays. Recently, 'butterfly' played at the VAULT Festival 2020, and received rave reviews. The Guardian said "this is a brilliant show full of heart – it’s history that is far from dull and has been smacked through a queer kaleidoscope of charm, dark humour and vibrancy." Sam has assisted on CHAOS at the Bristol Old Vic.


FILM
Sam Arbor won the BFI's annual "most promising talent" award at aged 16, with a prize of funding to make a short. Sam wrote short LIFELINE received a nomination for the Oscar/BAFTA qualifying Best Narrative Short Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival 2016. Sam has been recently commissioned one of two of Random Act's new 'major £10,000 commission'. Their film 'yandass.mov' is a collaboration with dancer Yandass Ndlovu, and has worked alongside electronic duo 'Underworld' (Trainspotting, London 2012 Opening Ceremony) to create the soundtrack. They were selected as one of six directors on the National BFI Film Academy programme at the NFTS in 2015. 
 

"One of the most talented young filmmakers we've come across in recent years. Sam's films are beautiful looking, they tell ambitious stories and they know how to work with a team. I've got no doubt at all that Sam will be collecting more awards in the future."


-British Film Institute