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
American Academy of Dramatic Arts