Sam Centrella

Sam Centrella

Writer + Director at Tookany Creek Productions
Screenwriter and Director

Brooklyn, New York

Member Since:
March 2015
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About Sam

Samuel Centrella is an award-winning writer and director based in Brooklyn, New York. He directed and co-wrote his debut feature "The Life of Peter Gottlieb,” for which he won "Best Director" at the 2023 Shockfest film festival in NYC. Sam's first play “Nutley'll Be There Tomorrow” premiered at The New York Theatre Festival at the Teatro Latea in Manhattan. He recently directed a short film written by Andy Polk, starring Hank Azaria and Kelly McAndrew. In 2017, Sam co-founded Tookany Creek Productions with fellow collaborators Reuben Barsky and Giorgio Panetta.

Sam focuses on narrative storytelling in film and on stage. With a background in dance and choreography, he allows movement and music to influence his work. Sam's stories feature larger than life characters, theatrical comedy and quotable dialogue.



  • Best Director, Shockfest Film Festival

  • Best Comedy, Fade In Awards


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