Samantha Shada’s narrative short films, Beauty School and Sexless, both premiered at the Oscar Qualifying LA Shorts International Film Festival before broadcasting world wide on ShortsTV with DirectTV. Her script adaptation of Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark participated in Sundance Co//abs, Stowe Story Labs at the Sidewalk Film Festival and in the Joan Scheckel Filmmaking Labs. Sam also directs and produces theatre in Los Angeles while sitting on the board of incubator Brimmer St. Theatre Co. Since completing her film degree at Emerson College and landing in California, Sam worked with notable companies such as the William Morris Agency, the United Talent Agency, Universal Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Studios. Actively engaged in elevating platforms for female creatives, she proudly supports Women In Media and the Alliance of Women Directors and programmed Seeking Our Story, a screening series featuring influential films directed by women.