Samantha Shada

Samantha Shada


Los Angeles, California

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April 2013
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About Samantha

Samantha Shada’s narrative short films, Beauty School and Sexless, both premiered at the Oscar Qualifying LA Shorts International Film Festival before screening at festivals across the US. Both are now available internationally on ShortsTV with DirecTV. Her music videos appeared at festivals in Boston, Los Angeles and beautiful Idyllwild, CA. She also directs and produces theatre in Los Angeles while sitting on the board of incubator Brimmer St. Theatre Co.

Sam grew up in the mountains of Colorado and the plains of Nebraska. After completing her film degree at Emerson College and landing in California she worked with notable companies such as the William Morris Agency, the United Talent Agency, Universal Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Studios. An activist for women in her industry, Sam remains a member of the Alliance of Women Directors and programs Seeking Our Story, a screening series featuring influential films directed by women.



  • Beauty School

    Beauty School (2016)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director Learning to be a woman comes all too naturally for a young girl when her older cousin decides to play dress-up with a little help from the beauty industry.

  • Sexless

    Sexless (2016)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director A woman with vaginismus struggles in her relationship with her boyfriend and, most importantly, in her relationship with herself.

  • All The Way In

    All The Way In (2015)
    Film (short) by The Kate Brown Band (Music) Director/Producer A music video for The Kate Brown Band, "All The Way In" features dancer/choreographer Carrie Milkus and camera work by Kerry Chestnutt and Nicole Binnall. The short premiered at The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood on August 23rd 2015.

  • Veggie Soup

    Veggie Soup (2014)
    Film (short) by The SqueeGees (Music) Director/Producer Music Video "Veggie Soup" accompanies the title track off of the 2nd album from The SqueeGees. The song, written and performed by Samantha Tobey along with the rest of The SqueeGees band, was produced by Pierre de Reeder.

  • Green Eyed Dog

    Green Eyed Dog (2014)
    Film (short) by Kula Music (Music) Director Video for the original song "Green Eyed Dog" by KULA, Liz Jeanette (Vocals), Ameenah Kaplan (Drums), Mike Wendland (Guitar), Eric Fortier (Bass). Lyrics by Bebe Dickerson. Directed by Samantha Shada. Shot and Edited by Benjamin Martian. Make-Up by Keyona Jones, Hair by Tani Chavez, Additional Assistance from Kerry Chestnutt. Shot on location at Beer City Studios, Van Nuys CA.

  • Sweaty Windows

    Sweaty Windows (2013)
    Film (short) by Las Brujas Director/Producer Music video by Las Brujas of their track, Sweaty Windows. Video (C) 2013 Globe Entertainment, LLC. Music (C) 2013 Las Brujas. Las Brujas is Brian Jarmon (vox/guitar), Seth Linker (vox/guitar), Dave Lewis (bass) and Seth Olansky (drums). All tracks produced by Seth Olansky. Produced and Directed by Samantha Shada, featuring Sara Collins, Talia Derry, Ben Fuller, Brian Jarmon, Zhenya Kechina, Dave Lewis, Seth Linker, Seth Olansky, Nikki Pymn and Aly Sykes. Cinematography by Jeff Wilson with Steady Cam by Dean Smollar. Edited by Kerry Chestnutt.

  • The 100th Monkey Effect

    The 100th Monkey Effect (2012)
    Theater by The Attic Theatre (Comedy and Musical) Director / Producer / Original Work Development Brad and Emilia are mad scientists. They�ve got some songs to sing and stories to tell, and did I mention the most important scientific experiment of all time? If you�ve got a wild side, or just like getting blazed while watching episodes of Quantum Leap, join the scientific research team of the THE 100TH MONKEY EFFECT.

  • Wreck

    Wreck (2011)
    Film (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A soldier comes back from Iraq suffering from PTSD. Convinced his wife is the enemy he takes her hostage in their own home. Will she make it out alive?

  • They're With Me

    They're With Me (2011)
    Film (short) by Fleischer Films, LLC. / Rachel Fleischer (Drama) Producer Rachel Chachkes is a neurotic, lovesick, thirty year old, whose broken engagement has left her emotionally paralyzed. But all of that is about to change when she is visited by her dead relatives who show up to help her move forward with her life.

  • Armageddon: A Night of Laughs and Plaesant Songs

    Armageddon: A Night of Laughs and Plaesant Songs (2011)
    Theater by Hollywood Fringe Festival, 2011 (Comedy and Musical) Producer / Devised Work ARMAGEDDON: A NIGHT OF LAUGHS AND PLEASANT SONGS sprung from the sy-fy obsessed minds of three, Los Angeles based writers. Seeking to create an interactive audience experience, ARMAGEDDON combines live music and sketch comedy to explore the important themes of love, life and zombie decapitation.

  • Through and Away

    Through and Away (2008)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • The Ruddy Turnstone

    The Ruddy Turnstone (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Allan may, today, find what he searches for.

  • The Storm

    The Storm (2007)
    Film (Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A visual interpretation of temptation illustrating the challenges of leaving your comfort zone in order to understand it, expand it and ultimately weather the storm.

  • Absolute Magnitude

    Absolute Magnitude (2006)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama, Family and 1 More) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Dmitri's passion for the stars has always taken a backseat to his circumstances. But on the night of the biggest meteor shower in 150 years, everything is going to change.

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