(Auckland, New Zealand)
Sampson has produced several short and feature films and has substantial experience in
post- production. His early work includes LINK (2005), featuring Ben Mitchell (Shortland Street) and Shireen Shah (Jinnah), directed by Paul Roukan. Sampson collaborates with Writer/Director James Napier Robertson and Tom Hern on the New Zealand feature film, I'M NOT HARRY JENSON. His role was producer, co-editor and Post-Production producer. The film was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Film Under One Million at the Qantas New Zealand Film and Television Awards in 2009.
In 2012, Sampson edited and post-produced the feature film CRACKHEADS. The film was officially selected at the Oaxaca Film Festival, Mexico, and the Austin Film Festival in Texas. In 2013, CRACKHEADS won the best self-funded feature film at the New Zealand Film Awards. In addition, Sampson re-teamed with director Tim Tsiklauri on the Premiere short film RESTORATION (2015) (funded by the NZFC). Sampson was nominated for Best Editor for RESTORATION at the Academy Award-accredited Show Me Shorts 2015 Festival.
Sampson was associate producer on THE STORY OF RUGBY (2019), a six-part documentary series that screened in over 100 countries and was picked up by Amazon Prime. Sampson Produced and Editor the feature film TURN OF THE SCREW (2020), written and directed by Alex Galvin which has picked up several international awards via the film festival circuit and had a limited theatre run throughout New Zealand and the USA (2020). Sampson is currently in production on the First World War drama- documentary COLD FOOTED about the relationship between the soldiers, horses and trauma.
Sampson has several Television and feature projects in development as part of the slate of Sampson Pictures.