Samantha 'Swords' Catto-Mott

Samantha 'Swords' Catto-Mott

Samantha Swords

Actor, prop master and special effects technician in Montréal, Canada

About Samantha

Samantha has worked in the entertainment industry since 2007. She has diverse experience and works both sides of the camera. She was based at Weta Workshop as a special effects artist for productions such as The Hobbit, District 9, Chronicles of Narnia, Superman: Man of Steel and Elysium. Recently she has worked in North America on IATSE films including Warcraft and The Interview.

Samantha is a performer for stage and screen, with training in movement and stunt fighting. She is also a martial arts instructor focused on self defense, bladed weapons and close combat systems.
Her specialty is medieval martial arts, particularly historical sword-fighting from 13-15th century Europe, and she has competed and won events in her field. She trains with many different ancient weapons as well as in armour and also on horseback.

In her spare time, she is very passionate about outdoor adventure and has a wide range of hobby-level experience that includes climbing, riding (bikes and horses), sailing, hiking, alpine sports and working with animals. She also enjoys carpentry, black-smithing, landscaping and renovation.

Name: Samantha 'Swords' Catto-Mott

Lives in: Montréal, Canada

Company: Samantha Swords

Occupation: Actor, Prop Master, Special Effects Technician, Stunt Performer, Concept Artist, Costumer, Illustrator, Model Maker, Screenwriter, Set Decorator, Crew and Weapons Specialist

Unique traits: Sword-fighter Martial artist New Zealander/Australian Outdoor Adventure experience


  • Warcraft

    Warcraft (2016)
    Film by Duncan Jones Scenic Sculptor

  • The Interview

    The Interview (2014)
    Film by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Scenic sculptor

  • The Hobbit- The Battle of Five Armies

    The Hobbit- The Battle of Five Armies (2014)
    Film by Peter Jackson Props/Armour construction

  • Superman: Man of Steel

    Superman: Man of Steel (2013)
    Film by Zack Snyder Props/Weapon construction

  • Shopping

    Shopping (2013)
    Film by Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland Gang member

  • The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
    Film by Peter Jackson Props/Armour construction

  • The Offering

    The Offering (2013)
    Film (short) by Biz Crummett Damsel (lead)

  • Glance Forwards

    Glance Forwards (2013)
    Film (short) by Andrew Armitage Vic Meyers

  • Elysium

    Elysium (2013)
    Film by Neill Blomkamp Special Effects- HULC suit technician

  • The Hobbit- An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit- An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    Film by Peter Jackson Props/Armour construction

  • The Devil's Rock

    The Devil's Rock (2011)
    Film by Paul Campion Set Decorator (assist)

  • The Chronicles of Narnia- Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    The Chronicles of Narnia- Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
    Film by Michael Apted Weapon props- paint department

  • District 9

    District 9 (2009)
    Film by Neill Blomkamp Make Up/Creature Effects assistant


  • Champion of Longsword, Harcourt Park Invitational Jousting Tournament

  • Reel Authors International Screenplay Competition Semi Finalist- Original Pilot for Television Series

  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award- (x3) Gold, Silver and Bronze


  • Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School

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