Sam Collins

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016 - 2019Director
Film (Docu)
Unannounced Feature Documentary35 Yard Development
2012 - 2016Assistant Producer
Television / TV
Football Four EyesFootball Four Eyes
2011 - 2015Producer/ Director
Film (Docu)
Death of a GentlemanDeath of a Gentleman Ltd
2010 - 2013Producer/ Director
Online
The Chuck Fleetwood-SmithsESPN
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    Postgraduate NCTJ JournalismNo Sweat Journalism Training College

    About me

    * Award-winning documentary filmmaker with a journalistic background.

    * Producer/director, used to working in small teams and so adept across all aspects of filmmaking process; research/ development, casting talent, fundraising, production, editorial, marketing and distribution.

    * Specialise in creating and telling important stories featuring strong characters, and producing films that can contribute to social change. My strengths are in-depth research, securing contributors – especially high-level figures – and clear story telling.

    * I have spent the last two years developing and directing a feature-length archive documentary on a major UK sports star.

    * Prior to that I developed, produced, directed and narrated an independent feature documentary uncovering corruption in the administration of cricket - 'Death of a Gentleman' - which has had theatrical release around the world, won best Documentary at the prestigious Sports Journalism Awards in February 2016 and is currently available on Netflix worldwide.

    * Experienced with online and short form content; created, developed, produced and starred in web series for ESPNcricinfo.com, and assistant produced and featured in original content for NBC's Premier League football coverage.

    * Having come to documentary from a background in print, multimedia and broadcast journalism (for organisations like guardian.co.uk and ESPNcricinfo), I have a wide range of skills and experience.

    * I believe in doing the the hard yards necessary to make projects happen, have experience making short and long-form content, am happy leading or working within a team, and am reliable, hard working and confident under pressure.

    * Can self shoot with Fuji XT2 and audio equipment if required.

    * Stills photographer.

    Referees

    Christopher Hird

    Gareth Dodds

    Contact details available on request

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • ENG/Outside Broadcast
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Investigative
    • Live TV
    • Magazine
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Sport
    • Television
    Licenses
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Business
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Cookery
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Home Renovation TV
    • Investigative
    • Live Daytime
    • Live TV
    • Magazine
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Natural History
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Reality TV
    • Sport
    • Television
    • Travel
    Languages Spoken
    • English