"A child’s attitude towards everything is an artist’s attitude. I carried with me the essentials, the foundation of all I do now." - Willa Cather
Samantha Shada’s narrative short films, Beauty School and Sexless both premiered at the Oscar Qualifying LA Shorts International Film Festival in 2017 before screening at festivals across the US and are now available internationally on ShortsTV with DirecTV. Her music videos appeared on both coasts at festivals in Boston, Los Angeles and beautiful Idyllwild, CA. She also directs and produces theatre in Los Angeles while sitting on the board of incubator Brimmer St. Theatre Co.
Sam grew up in the mountains of Colorado and the plains of Nebraska. After completing her film degree at Emerson College and landing in California she worked with notable companies such as the William Morris Agency, the United Talent Agency, Universal Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Studios. An activist for women in her industry, Sam remains a member of Alliance of Women Directors and programs Seeking our Story, a screening series featuring influential films directed by women.
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Beauty School2017
    Short
    Sexless2017
    Short
    All The Way In2015
    Music Video
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark
    Screenplay
    Beauty School2017
    Short
College
Emerson College
Visual Media Arts - Film
20052008
Current City
Los Angeles
Gender
Female
"A child’s attitude towards everything is an artist’s attitude. I carried with me the essentials, the foundation of all I do now." - Willa Cather
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