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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDirector - Film - Editor - Film - Distributor

Projects

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Do you really want to delete project Prangsta Fashion Film - "Alive"?

About me

I have experience which I feel is highly relevant to this position, not least my ability to lead all aspects of a client’s requirements across a wide range of stages in production, manage and promote relationships with clients and work colleagues and, technical knowledge and implementation to the highest standards. Having owned and run my own small media company for 13 years I feel I now need, on a professional level, new challenges and goals that keep me motivated. I am at a stage in my life where I want to secure a stable job where I can dedicate all my energy and passion without getting distracted with the stresses and responsibilities required when managing my own company. In regards to my professional experience I can tell you that I started my company from the back of my bedroom 13 years ago and built it to eventually become a recognised brand within the film and TV Hire business. I achieved this through sheer will and dedication and in the process I learned a lot of the skills required to manage the operation of a company. As a small business owner of a growing company I had to personally oversee many aspects of the operation. Admin responsibilities, developing of sales, marketing and digital marketing strategies, negotiation with clients and suppliers, business operation decisions, damage control, customer service, generation of new leads and business opportunities, managing and inspiring the team around me, etc have been some of the daily tasks I have done for over a decade. I pride myself to never shy away from a challenge, whether that is discussing the project management of a film or renegotiate payment terms with a supplier. Most importantly, I am a very quick learner. I realised long time ago that time is a luxury not to be wasted, If I don’t know something I will say it, but you’ll only need to show me once for me to pick it up. In addition to the above, I have worked over the years as creative director and director for commercials and fashion films for which I have won some international awards. For this creative side of my career I had to apply what I learned on set and location over the years, lighting and camera equipment, editing, storytelling and more. You can watch videos of some of my work on www.samamartin.com These are a sample of the wide spectrum of skills and work ethic I can bring onto your operation. When I commit myself to a job I give it all I have and more and I would relish the opportunity to join BAFTA and fill the vacancy. Furthermore, I speak Spanish fluently and am currently learning French which would allow me to communicate with a wide range of territories. Yours sincerely,

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Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Goal Oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Brand Awareness
  • Resilience
  • Meeting Deadlines

Work history

Currently

Director - Film

Freelancer

Mar 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Directing fashion film, commercials and online content. Currently in development of two feature film scripts

2017

Managing Director

Decode Equipment Hire

Mar 2006 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Grew company’s turnover by 1000% over a 10 year period creating marketing and sales strategies to generate new revenue streams. • Engaged with providers and suppliers to understand their needs and demands in order to consistently deliver high-quality customer service. • Nurtured relationships with a wide spectrum of clients, from major national and international broadcasters to independent production companies. • Project managed productions and budgets of all sizes and budgets, from feature films to small corporate productions overseeing logistics, production and post-production demands. • Managed installation, setting up and operation of audio visual equipment at various venues and events such as live music, award ceremonies and more • Concept design, direction and editing of online content, films, commercials. • Created and developed a strong online branding and presence in all social media platforms. • Developed digital marketing strategies across online platforms, continuously refining and improving the results. • Oversaw implementation plans for the company’s expansion strategy

Education

2004

Ba (Hons) Digital Arts and Film Production

University of West London

Sep 2001 - May 2004
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Combined degree focusing on digital arts (software based) and film production

Awards

2014

Best Director

Bokeh Fashion Film Festival

  • Best Director for Fashion Film "Alive"