Photo credit: Glen Shepherd.

About me
I recently graduated as a director at Edinburgh College of Art, and now I live in Amsterdam. To date I have written and directed various short films in the Netherlands, Scotland, Germany, India, and Thailand. I also work as a line producer/fixer in Scotland.

Feel free to send me an email: sam [at] samvanzoest [dot] com.

CV

Education

2014-2018 BA (Hons) Film & Television, Edinburgh College of Art. Focus on directing.
2017 Exchange semester at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore.
2007-2012 HAVO-diploma, Parcival College/Vrije School Groningen.


Awards

2017 Best Director for Close Your Eyes, Paro at Care Film Festival.
2017 Best Cinematography for Close Your Eyes, Paro at Great Message International Film Festival.


Opportunities

2016 Contestant in The Amazing Thailand Film Challenge.


Films

Title Country Year Type Role Production Company
Proxy UK 2018 Short Writer & Director Edinburgh College of Art
The Student Body UK 2018 Short 1st Assistant Director Edinburgh College of Art
Mirage UK/NL 2017 Short UK Production Manager Oak Motion Pictures
Close Your Eyes, Paro India 2017 Short Writer & Director Srishti
AKARA Thailand 2016 Short Writer & Director Thai Film Office
Offline Germany 2016 Short Writer & Director  
Let's Make Love UK 2016 Short Writer & Director  
Broken UK 2016 Short Writer & Director Edinburgh College of Art
The Dirty Lies: You're The Same UK 2016 Music Video 1st Assistant Director The Dirty Lies
A Vardy UK/NL 2015 Short UK Production Manager Hazazah Film & Photography
Meaningless UK 2015 Short 1st Assistant Director Edinburgh College of Art
Cassiopeia UK 2015 Short Producer Edinburgh College of Art