Sam most recently directed all four episodes of You Don’t know Me, a brand-new drama series written by Tom Edge for BBC and Netflix.
Sam previously directed the Bulletproof Special for Vertigo and Sky set in Cape Town, having also directed the Season 2 finale. He also recently directed on Ackley Bridge for Channel 4.
His first feature My Pure Land, is set and filmed in Pakistan and based on the extraordinary true story of one woman and her family who defended their home and land from 200 bandits. It premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and was the UK submission to the Oscars in the Foreign Language category. Sam was also nominated as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.
Previously Sam’s short film Two Dosas, funded by Film London, was voted best film in their London Calling Plus category and then went on to pick up numerous awards on the festival circuit. Sam also wrote and directed Adha Cup which was the first Urdu language drama commissioned by Channel Four.