Sam Johnson is an award-winning British film director.
Having read film at Kings College London, he spent two years learning the ropes on films including X-Men: First Class and Skyfall - shadowing directors and location managing gory British horrors.
In 2013 he went freelance as a director. His first short film Jasmine's Revolution premiered at the 57th BFI London Film Festival. Soon after, Billy the Kid was funded by BFI and Creative England, in partnership with the charity 'BeatBullying'. It premiered at the Oscar Qualifying Palm Springs Shortfest 2015, where it was an Audience 'Best Of Fest' winner. It went on to win 10 international awards, including Best of Fest at Mark Kermode's Isle of Man Film Festival, and the Youth Audience Award at BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica.
His latest film Earthy Encounters was funded by the BFI's 'Emerging talent' scheme, and is the first short film ever to be shot on the Arri Alexa 65. It will premiere at the Oscar Qualifying Cork Film Festival in late 2017.
He shoots commercially for brands like Adidas and Vogue, frequently collaborating with his photographer brother Tom Johnson, whom he shares a studio with in Shoreditch, London.
He is represented by Jack Thomas and Patrick Child at Independent.
He takes himself very seriously: