Bio

Sam Peter Jackson is an award-winning writer/director.

His latest short film Clothes & Blow has screened at over 20 festivals

(2 BAFTA qualifying), has won 4 awards and sold for broadcast (Shorts TV) and distribution.

 

Sam's background is in theatre. His play Public Property premiered at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End and earned him a 2010 WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best New Comedy. An acclaimed German production followed at the Schlosspark Theater in Berlin, as well as a successful German tour in 2018.

 

In 2010 Sam co-wrote and presented the acclaimed Channel 4 documentary First Cut: The Other Michael Jackson about his father, which started a move towards film.

 

After a series of short form collaborations, he was selected for Think-Shoot-Distribute, the BFI’s annual development programme for emerging filmmakers at the 2013 London Film Festival.

 

Since then he has written and directed five short films, which have won awards, sold for broadcast, as well as screened at BAFTA, the BFI and festivals worldwide.

 

In 2018 Sam worked as a MoCap Performance Director on Breaking Fourth’s VR film Lucid, which premiered at the 2018 Venice Film Festival.

 

He is currently writing his first feature.

 

Awards/Nominations:

2020 - Nominee - Best Drama, Amsterdam New Renaissance Film Festival

2019 - Winner - Best Int Short Film, Dublin Int Short Film & Music Festival

2019 - Winner - Best Comedy, Beeston Film Festival

2019 - Winner - Audience Award, Proud! Filmfestival Aarhus

2019 - Winner - Audience Award, Hamburg International Queer Film Festival 

2018 - Nominee - Best British Short, Iris Prize

2015 - Winner - Best Comedy, Geek Short Film Fest

2015 - Nominee - Reed Short Film Award

2014 - Nominee - Reed Short Film Award

2012 - Winner - Crystal Palace Film Festival, Best Comedy

2012 - Winner - IVCA Silver Award 

2010 - Nominee - WhatsOnStage Award, Best New Comedy

2006 - Nominee - Oscar Wilde Award for Writing

2005 - Recipient - Pleasance Theatre Charlie Hartill Special Reserve,

Training/Development:

Central School of Speech & Drama, BA Acting - 2000-2003

Royal Court Young Writers Programme - 2005

Hampstead Theatre Start Night (showcase ‘Public Property’) - 2006

Factory Theatre Company (member/playwright) - 2006-2009

Old Vic New Voices (workshop & reading ‘Public Property’) - 2008

BFI Think-Shoot-Distribute (BFI London Film Festival) - 2013

LOCO Kickstarters (LOCO Film Festival, BFI) - 2014

Film London, London Calling, longlist & development - 2015

Film London Labs (workshops) - 2018/2019

Lovers Goes Industry (Lovers Film Festival, Turin) - 2019

ScreenCraft screenwriting competition, semifinalist - 2019

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