Sam Walker-Smart

Marketing Manager

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me


After gaining A-Levels in Media and English Literature I decided to follow my passions with a BA (Hons) degree in Film, graduating from the University of Falmouth in 2010. Professionally writing from 2008, I quickly worked my way up from local publications to regional magazines and eventually the national music press before graduating. Moving to London in the summer of 2011 I continued to pursue my writing ambitions, starting my time in the capital by contributing heavily to Clash Magazine's August edition then going on to cover gigs, screenings, conduct interviews and the like on a weekly basis. I was later lucky to combine my love of film, writing and the arts sector when starting my role as a Marketing Assistant at The Ritzy, Brixton in 2013. This role has gave me the opportunity to handle many different challenges while allowing a creative mindset to influence promotions and the workplace as a whole. Also in this role I've had the pleasure of working alongside the BFI for the London Film Festival twice, Human Rights Watch, BBC and many other great organisations. In May 2015 I was promoted to Marketing Manager with my own assistant. Specialties: Creative marketing briefs, leading events/hospitality teams, screenings/Q&A's, supervisor. Writing: I specialise in music and film features, specifically retrospective features, album analysis and artist interviews.



  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Journalism: Music
  • Event Photography
  • Social Meda
  • Film Festivals
  • Interviewer
  • Partnerhsips
  • Journalism Film
  • Hootsuite Pro
  • Event Plan

Work history


Marketing Assistant The Ritzy & Brixton

Picturehouse Cinemas

Apr 2013
  • Marketing Assistant & Social Media coordinator at one of the country's most iconic arthouse cinemas. Part of the Picturehouse Group. - Aiding in the creation and execution of high profile Q&A's, special screenings, regular clubs, festivals (Hosting venue for London Film Festival each year) and everyday showings. - Overseeing The Ritzy's various social media accounts. 22,000+ reach. - Charity Rep. - Creation of the weekly staff newsletter, forwarding staff comments and suggestions, informing staff of promotional activities and product/corporate tie-ins. - CAPTURE: Fieldworker Survey Trained. - First Aid Trained: February 2014



Clash Magazine

Apr 2011
  • Features, interviews, reviews and content for the monthly magazine. Cover feature 'Third Time's A Charm' December 2011 issue, roaming reporter Bestival 2011, Download Festival 2012, Blues Passions 2012. GZA, The Magnetic Fields, Mike Skinner etc. Advertorials written for Hennessy, Peroni and Nokia


Marketing Manager

The Ritzy Picturehouse Cinemas

Apr 2015


Founding Member & Producer

Pay The Piper Productions

Jan 2013 - Feb 2014
  • One of the founding members of this events coverage production team, myself tackling the reportage/social media and writing aspects for the team while also sharing general admin duties and job finding. E4 Slackers Club: 'Warm Bodies' screening, Sundance Award winning documentary 'The Queen of Versailles' screening, Tampere Film Festival Award winning 'The Punk Syndrome', Michael Winterbottom Q&A 'Everyday'. Tate Modern video interview: Head of Exhibitions Achim Borchardt-Hume.


Technical Assistant

Falmouth University

Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
  • Working at the newly constructed Dartington performance centre, setting up equipment for various performances, events and nights such as concerts, dances and art exhibitions. Generally assisting head technicians and lecturers full fill spec




Falmouth University

Sep 2007 - May 2010
  • Specialised in film journalism.


English Literature

Gillingham Secondary School

Aug 2004 - May 2006



    Best Site Marketing (Picturehouse)

    • Winner of best overall marketing out of the 21 sites participating that year.