Samantha is a writer/director whose career has been punctuated by artistic verve and achievement.
In 1997 Sam’s debut feature film, The Well was nominated for a remarkable eleven Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards and went on to screen at over 30 festivals worldwide. It was accepted into Official Competition at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival where it was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or. In 2000, The Monkey’s Mask premiered at Toronto film festival and was followed by a third feature, L’Idole (2003), which Sam co-wrote with renowned Roman Polanski collaborator Gerard Brach (Repulsion, The Tenant, Frantic). Filmed on location in Paris, the French language picture was released internationally in 2003.