Sam Atwell

Writer, Director & Producer
Samson Films
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Sam Atwell is an Irish producer participating in the Ireland Connect coproduction forum as part of Screen Forever 38. Meet with them to discuss potential partnership opportunities as part of SPA Connect
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Sam is an independent producer, working with Samson films on an Australian co-production, Romance Is Dead, with Blackfisch. He is producing several shows in development with Tri Moon films and has been slate consulting for Tailored films. He recently produced, Northern Lights, with Deadpan Pictures, Potemkino and Lionsgate for TG4 in Ireland and ZDF in Germany. While completing the post-production on Northern Lights he took up the role of Head of Development for Deadpan and worked with all levels of writers to create new and exciting projects for the company. Before this, Sam was the Drama Development Executive for Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ and was across their development and production slate where he developed a broad range of projects for RTÉ1 and RTÉ2 and established and nurtured relationships with a variety of production companies and the wider industry while also working on shows such as Smother, Hidden Assets, North Sea Connection. He was the executive producer on RTÉ’s three Storyland projects in partnership with Screen Ireland. Sam was the script producer for RTÉ’s, Fair City, for four years where he also directed multiple blocks of episodes for the show. He has been the inhouse story editor for the animation company, JAM Media. and has executive produced three award winning short films. Before coming to Ireland in 2014, he worked in Australia, predominantly for Channel 7's, Home and Away, for thirteen years as a scriptwriter, script-editor, storyliner, director and actor. He is a dual passport holder and is passionate about developing Australian and Irish stories and working with unique and diverse talent where the craic is mighty.
Sam Atwell