We are a film design and direction studio founded by Sam Williams. We specialise in film and design work for live events, dance and music. Recent clients and collaborators include Joe Moran, Theo Adams Company, Nando Messias, Jordan Hunt and Kate Dawkins Studio. Sam has over a decade of experience in the industry working for clients including Tate galleries, National Theatre, MTV, Bowers&Wilkins, Channel 4, BBC, Nike and BlackBerry.

If you would like to discuss a project, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you:

+44(0)7969621770
hello@samwilliams.studio
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Website design by Second Cousins

We directed, choreographed and produced the film to accompany ‘Mother’, the debut single from Jordan Hunt’s debut EP. The video was shot on a hot day on the Kent coast and features a sculpture by British artist Jonathan Kipps which was made especially for the project.

Client: Jordan Hunt
Camera: Alisa Boanta
Sculpture: Jonathan Kipps

Working with Kate Dawkins Studio we produced the video content, performance graphics and speaker support for the YouTube Brandscast UK 2017 event in London. More information and documentation coming soon.

Client: Set Live / YouTube
Production Company: Kate Dawkins Studio
Creative Design & Direction: Kate Dawkins

In collaboration with choreographer Joe Moran we created a two screen film installation for Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London. Presented back to back, the large projections and choreographed camera encouraged viewers to travel around the space.

To mark the centenary of Passchendaele, Third Battle of Ypres, the DCMS held a series of commemorative events. One of these special events took place in Ypres Market square. Presented in front of the formidable Cloth hall a building standing at 125 metres wide and 70 metres tall. Watched by approximately 8,000 guests and broadcast live by the BBC to an audience which peaked at 1.5 million.

Working with Kate Dawkins Studio, we were responsible for the design, animation, and delivery of all the projection content. Joining forces with AV leaders, Creative Technology to deliver this epic, breathtaking and incredibly emotional story that played out on this giant, multi-sided building. 58 projectors across 7 towers projected a colossal 133,632,000 pixels seamlessly across the front, clock tower and side facades.

Client: BBC/DCMS
Production Company: Kate Dawkins Studio
Creative Design & Direction: Kate Dawkins
Technology Partner: Creative Technology Limited

Short film based on a stage piece of the same name by artist Nando Messias.
Commissioned by Live Art Development Agency
Directed by Sam Williams Studio

We co-directed and edited a short film with Theo Adams Company. ‘Safety Curtain’ is a trailer for a film that was never to be (or was it lost?) and was premiered as part of the revamped Random Acts on Channel 4.

Client: Theo Adams Company
Direction: Theo Adams, Marius Rocholl, Sam Williams

We directed an ambitious multi-screen film installation with Theo Adams Company, the performers working themselves into a frenzy until collapse across a range of dramatic scenarios. A compilation premiered alongside a performance by the company at Tate Britain in 2016 and the installation will come to life in summer 2018.

Client: Theo Adams Company

Working again with Kate Dawkins Studio, we were commissioned by SET Live to create the screen content for Europe On Stage 2016. The event is an evening of live performance, presentation and entertainment from artists, who owe their success to YouTube. It Demonstrates YouTube’s power as a cultural platform to Europe’s politicians, Key opinion-formers and influencers.

Held again at Brussels’s foremost cultural Institution, Bozar, the staging created by SET Live takes the form of a typical night at the theatre. Instead of a painted flat, high-resolution LED screens form a contemporary take on the traditional proscenium arch.

Client: Set Live / YouTube
Production Company: Kate Dawkins Studio
Creative Design & Direction: Kate Dawkins

Working with creative director Anna Bergfors we created projection mapped visuals to cover the exterior of the Bowers&Wilkins x Boiler Room stage at Primavera Sound. Graphic lines and shapes echoed the triangular network of the stage and animated speaker designs showcased the latest Bowers&Wilkins technology.

Client: Bowers&Wilkins

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We are a film design and direction studio founded by Sam Williams. We specialise in film and design work for live events, dance and music. Recent clients and collaborators include Joe Moran, Theo Adams Company, Nando Messias, Jordan Hunt and Kate Dawkins Studio. Sam has over a decade of experience in the industry working for clients including Tate galleries, National Theatre, MTV, Bowers&Wilkins, Channel 4, BBC, Nike and BlackBerry.

If you would like to discuss a project, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you:

+44(0)7969621770
hello@samwilliams.studio
:)

Website design by Second Cousins