VOLUME LOVES: SAM HUNTLEY - FILM DIRECTOR
Sam Huntley was born in London in 1979. He studied at Camberwell College Of Arts in London, before completing a BA [Hons] in Graphic Design at the University of Brighton in 2002.
He made his first short film, POLISH YOUR SHOES in 2003, winning 9 film awards [including 'Best Experimental Short Film' / Melbourne International Film Festival 2004, 'Special Jury Prize' / Mediawave Hungary 2005, 'Generations In Movement Award' / 9th Siena International Short Film Festival 2004, and the 'Time Out Film Critic's Award for Best London Film 2005'].
In 2004 it won 'Best International Short' / 49th Cork International Film Festival, where it shared the award with Andrea Arnold's Oscar-winning film WASP, and was short-listed at over 30 International Film Festivals. It was also acquired for the BFI Film Archives and was included in 'London Calling', a permanent collection of the 100 definitive films about London which launched the new BFI Southbank building in London.
Having completed numerous other short subjects, Sam finished his first feature-length film ZOOMER in 2010. ZOOMER is about the life of Mary DeBoutez Zellmer-Fenoglio, the eccentric and charismatic owner of 'Zoomer's Treasures', a junk lovers paradise and somewhat unlikely local landmark that stands by the side of Highway 171 in rural Kansas, USA.
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