SAM MCMULLEN | DIRECTOR | FICTION & COMMERCIALS

I was a nomadic child, forced into transit by an intrepid documentary-directing mum. I was born in London but raised in Paris, followed by a stint in Johannesburg before moving to Ireland, where I studied History & Political Science at Trinity College Dublin. It was there that I gained a lot of my early creative experience: acting and directing in theatre with some of the best young actors and writers in Ireland today.

In 2016, I graduated with a masters degree in Directing Fiction from the National Film & Television School, where I made a number of short films that have premiered internationally at festivals like Camerimage International Film Festival, and Clermont-Ferrand Féstival du Court Métrage.

My narrative work focuses on examining humans in surreal or fantastical settings, using multilayered storytelling that twists and turns towards unexpected conclusions. From science fiction to commercial work, I try and inject my work with a very strong visual style, while exploring worlds that are new and often unsettling.

I live in East London, with my favourite person in the world.