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Sam Headshot by Ellen MonteliusSamuel Marlow is a writer, director, producer (that's a filmmaker for short) working on feature films, shorts, web series, stage and page from his hometown of Tunbridge Wells, Kent in the Southeast of England.

He owns and runs a number of small production companies and is the Artistic Director of the Electric Lantern Festival, a week-long film and video festival that takes place in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Sam has also worked as a college lecturer and runs various movie-making workshops for all ages and abilities, as well as being a Kent County Council Licensed Chaperone. As a chaperone, Sam has been responsible for anywhere from one to over thirty young performers, and has been asked to consult on arragements for and manage large shows.

If you have a problem Sam can help with, feel free to contact him.

Sam will be running an Introduction To VFX Workshop for Trinity Theatre's Youth Theatre in June 2016. You can watch the teaser trailer below.

You can watch the latest episode of Sam's current production, a web series about a suburban superhero, a masked vigilante crime-fighter, known as Midnight Blue for the Mainspring Web Television Co below.

Sam regularly writes Articles on his observations and experiences of the motion picture landscape on subjects ranging from his feelings on 3D films to the importance of giving children good horror stories.

The Danger of Inactive Heroes

X+Y Asa Butterfield

by Samuel Marlow. Published 13th May 2015

How a Lack of Character Motivation Killed X+Y. Sam looks at the importance of having identifiable goals in a main character, especially an unusual one.

Read the full article ›

Sam recently completed work on the short feature Transmission Interrupted in addition to a slate of shorts as well as All About Town, a 12 part anthology feature film. In the run-up to Christmas 2014, Sam is producing two shorts, one based on a script he was commissioned to write in 2013, and another a pilot to the super-hero web series Midnight Blue.

Transmission Interrupted Poster

This website will give you an overview of Sam's work and approach. It has been laid out to be as intuitive as possible, but if you can't find what you're looking for you can click on the the Search this Website link at the top of the sidebar at any time. There are also links connected sites and the media group in the side bar and footer of every page.

Photo courtesy and © Ellen Montelius, 2012.