Samuel Abrahams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Samuel Abrahams is a BAFTA nominated English film director who has written and directed across drama, documentary and commercials.

His 2010 short film Connect starring Tuppence Middleton, described by The Guardian as "a bittersweet, elongated moment of romance on a bus, interspersed with a deliciously dark sense of humour"[1] won the Jury Award at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival[2] and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Film at the 64th British Academy Film Awards.[3]

Samuel's 2011 short film Hold On Me, noted for its original use of dance,[4] premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, won Best Short Film at the London Independent Film Festival, and was nominated for Fujifilm Shorts 2012 for its 35mm cinematography by director of photography Urszula Pontikos.[5] Its visuals have been praised as being, "sumptuous yet intimate, textured and brimming with raw emotion."[6]

In 2009, he directed the Channel 4 Comedy Lab, Hung Out which he co-wrote with a group of friends, loosely based on their lives.[7]

He directed the split screen WWF commercial, 'The World Is Where We Live'[8] and has also directed commercials for brands such as British Airways, Tourism Ireland, and[9]


  1. ^ Ray, Saptarshi (14 January 2011). "The Guardian". London: The Guardian newspaper. Retrieved 14 January 2011. /
  2. ^ "Encounters Short Film Festival". Encounters Short Film Festival. Retrieved 20 September 2012. /
  3. ^ "BAFTA Film Awards Winners 2011". BAFTA. Retrieved 13 February 2011. /
  4. ^ "Dance Quote and Extract". Blink. Retrieved 10 July 2013. /
  5. ^ "Fujifilm Shorts". Fujifilm. Retrieved 10 October 2012. /
  6. ^ "'Hold On Me' Review". Encounters Film Festival. Retrieved 20 September 2012. /
  7. ^ "'Hung Out' Review". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 24 April 2010. /
  8. ^ "The World Is Where We Live". YouTube. Retrieved 6 July 2011. /

External links[edit]