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April 28, 2014#

It’s Been a While

It’s been a while, sorry about that! I’ve never been great at blogging. I’ve lost count of the number times I’ve tried to start, and then failed a few short months later.

I’m busier than ever at the moment and blogging about it all is the last thing on my mind. I would like to change that though. I’d love to be able to post semi-regularly on here about my work, my life and the industry. However, as with most things, starting is the hardest part.

I will try my best….let’s see how this goes!

I post regular updates about my work and life on Twitter, so fee free to check that out.

February 5, 2014#

“For Her” – Festival Update

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For Her has just been accepted into it’s third festival. For a film made in 2 days, that’s not bad!

It will now be screening at

  • VideoCulture Film Festival 2013
  • NOFI World Festival 2014
  • Screentest Fest 2014

The entire crew will be attending the screening at Screentest in March, would be great to see some people there too!

January 27, 2014#

48 Hour Film Challenge

I took part in my first 48 hour film challenge last week. I’ve been wanting to give one a go for a long time now and I finally got the chance last week.

It was almost exactly what I was expecting it to be like. Intense, terrifying, and involving very little sleep.

Even though this was technically a 48 hour film project, myself and my team did do a little bit of pre-pro before the competition began. Things like sourcing locations and casting actors would simply not be possible within the 48 hours, so we took a couple of days beforehand to do that, and we were very glad we did!

The competition launched on Wednesday night. We then proceeded to script write throughout the night and do all the last bits of pre-production we could do before our shoot on Thursday. After a measly 2 hours sleep, we took the 2 hour journey out of London to our location. Our shoot day was strangely efficient, we finished roughly 2 hours ahead of schedule, which was gladly welcomed, as the sooner we could finish shooting, the sooner we could begin the edit.

The edit took place throughout Thursday night and most of Friday. No sleep here, just caffeine.

After our slightly earlier than expected submission, we all decided to take a brief power nap to recharge our batteries before the screening of all 19 films on the Friday night.

Although our film didn’t pick up any awards that night, and I’m not completely happy watching it back now, it was still a learning experience for us all, and something we are planning to do again very soon.

Here is our finished film, Radio Times:

November 8, 2013#

First Festival Screening

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Yesterday, I received an email to say a short film I produced last month has been selected to play at the VideoCulture film festival this year. This will be the first film I have been a part of to screen at a film festival. Hopefully the first of many! Exciting stuff :)

October 21, 2013#

New Website

Welcome to my new website! It is finally finished. It’s spent months in the pipeline as I’ve had to squeeze it in between working on other projects. I’m still in the process of transitioning my old website samthomasmedia.co.uk over to this one, a process which my take a few months. This website, as it is now, is where you’ll find me and most of my work from now on. This blog is new too. I’ve tried blogging several times in the past with varying amounts of luck. The aim is to use this as a portal for people to see what I’m getting up to…but we’ll see how that goes.

I’d love to hear from you if you have any feedback, or find anything that’s not quite as it should be. I’m still ironing out the kinks.

Thank you :)

Sam