About Me

Samantha Shada grew up in the mountains of Colorado and the plains of Nebraska.  After moving east and completing her degree in film production at Emerson College, Sam landed in California where she worked with notable companies such as the William Morris Agency, the United Talent Agency, Universal Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Studios.

Her short films, Beauty School and Sexless, both premiered at the Oscar Qualifying LA Shorts International Film Festival in 2017 and went on to screen across the US. Sam’s music videos have also screened on both coasts and she continues to direct theatre while sitting on the board of LA incubator Brimmer St. Theatre Co.

An activist for women in her industry, Sam remains a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, sits on the advisory board for Women In Media and programs Seeking Our Story, a screening series featuring influential films directed by women.