Bio

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

His latest short film Clothes & Blow has screened at over 20 festivals, two of which BAFTA-qualifying, and has won 4 international awards, including Best International Short Film at the 2019 Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival. The film was nominated for the Iris Prize (Best British Short) and selected for Frameline in San Francisco. 

 

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 and distribution, 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.

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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