Sam is an engaging, proactive and hugely creative producer who understands the power of ideas as well as the importance of deadlines. His diverse portfolio features narrative films, commercials, 2D/3D animations and motion graphics, CG and branded content for big name clients such as Nike, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Amazon, Novartis, BBC and Ministry of Sound – and major agencies like Grey London and Radley Yeldar. His positive and process-orientated approach makes for an exceptional producer who you can trust with projects of any size. He’s built and led some brilliant teams, bringing unity to diverse groups of creatives, stakeholders and boardroom executive and nurturing valuable client relationships. But, most importantly, keeping projects on time and on budget.
Sam is creative to the core. Ask him for concepts, and he’ll dream up something on brief and on trend. He has the vision to then evolve ideas and present them powerfully. His extensive practical skills cover 4K cameras, digital editing, VFX workflows with After Effects, many learned during his time studying art, design and contemporary media at the University of Westminster and the University of the Creative Arts, UK.
FINAL CUT PRO X
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365
2016 - 2019
Produce creative content in 2D/3D animations and motion graphics (including C4D), film and short docs, interviews, commercials, live broadcasts, photographic projects and social media campaigns. Manage all budgetary operations and developed effective solutions with an aim to maintain optimum operational costs. Commerciality and business acumen with writing proposals, developing scope and SOWs. Collaborate with multiple suppliers and crew to setup shoots and logistics for small and large productions. Schedule all creative and production outputs, while managing the project teams and oversee the project workflow. Encourage all stakeholders to participate in idea generation process to gather innovative concepts into treatments, pitching and presentation delivery. Contribute in the attainment of project milestones while working with crew and stakeholders. Chair and lead meetings, co-ordinate routine activities, and reporting to multiple teams. Identify and understand client needs to build strong relations and achieve customer satisfaction.
· Acted as a photoshoot and video production producer for designing multiple campaigns, including Moms vs Meningitis campaign with photographer Anne Geddes, Innovation by Design 3D video series for Consumer Healthcare, GSK Quarterly financial results films, Amazon Subscribe & Save animation, Office Outlook app animation, eCommerce animation, Patient Focus seminars, and Save the Children partnership film.
2019 - PRESENT
SENIOR CREATIVE PRODUCER
Generate content production and post-production for multi-disciplines in CG, animation and motion Graphics, 360 and live- action. Oversee all the projects for Graceful Monkey to ensure the creative development and excellent execution of projects from concept to full creative content solutions. Plan, lead, and apply internal and external workflows to ensure the effective, clear exchange of information and documentation, including briefs and deliverables across all the involving teams. Provide supervision on more complex content solutions and drive the team to deliver innovative, ambitious, integrated partnerships. Responsible for allocation of projects and workload in the team on a day-to-day basis. Lead, manage and motivate teams, give support and monitor performance and development to ensure high standards in work, skill-sets and objectives are met. Take an active role in recruitment and interviews, provide training, grow and mentor the team to embed them into the agency and build relationships. Oversee the execution of client deliveries for final checks, ensure the work is delivered to client and agency expectations. Implement budgets ranges from £10k - £300k for a diverse portfolio of branded content, commercials, healthcare content, design and illustrations, 2D animation & 3D visualisation. Enhance systems, develop, tracks and manage process and procedures for production workflows to ensure streamlined delivery across every project. Principle link between the production teams and finance teams, and lead conversations to align cross functional teams. Procure accounts with client engagement and collaboration, build strong ties with business focus, and prolong relationships. Quote and pitch new business. Take briefs, lead development, prepare and present creative proposals/ decks. Evaluate and challenge client briefs, ensure the creative solutions key performance indicators are achievable. Optimise the opportunities of projects, execute more tactical and holistic thinking for efficiency. Craft creative content and influence the creative output, bring ideas to life. Collaborate with multiple teams, clients and Directors. Programme and coordinate effective resource management and talent across projects, implement time efficiency, schedule protocols and assign task allocation with Monday, Slack and Google apps to meet internal and external deadlines. Devise and execute marketing strategies for social media, and company brand awareness. Work closely with management and provide key support to the Creative Director.
· Serve as a creative producer and project manager for multiple campaigns and advertising projects, including Nike Town London’s Air Jordan experiential wall content, Wear OS by Google features video, Google Pixel 4 features video, Google Android OS guide animations, Google Android TV explainer animations, GSK Interview Investigations production and programme, and various social media campaigns.
2007 - 2017
CREATIVE PRODUCER (FREELANCE)
Leaded multiple creative video briefs for various media platforms, including narrative short films, music videos, art films, documentaries, and social media content. Cultivated creative concepts, original and exciting briefs, and instigated comprehensive unconventional scripts, whilst driving business opportunities. Worked closely with production teams to develop storyboards to ensure unity of direction amongst production. Overseeing and coordinated all project tasks to ensure timely completion of briefs. Executed operations pertaining to budgeting, logistics and intellectual property management. Performed online marketing through social media channels, including YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, blogs, and forums. Built promotional websites for released video content as per defined requirements.
· Worked as a creative producer for multiple video projects, which included music videos for Todd Terry, Ministry of Sound, Martyna Baker, and Kinobe; producer for multi-award winning films and screenings; ‘Wrath’, ‘Black Sheep’, ‘MASS:C19H2802’, ‘MAGNANIMOUS’, ’Hysteria’, ‘Envy’ (BBC).