Samuel Haun grew up in East Texas with a very artistic family. After graduating from Longview High School, he traveled the world as a steel worker building satellite earth stations. In 2001, he joined the United States Navy and served directly in the Joint Task Force Horn of Africa campaign aboard the USS Mount Whitney. After serving in more than 25 cities and in over nine countries, he returned home with an honorable discharge and the desire to put his life experiences towards a new passion of film making.
A self-taught Texas film maker, Haun started his own video production company in early 2006, the same year his son Ayden was born. He directed and produced music videos, documentaries, television commercials and short films for festival circuits. He developed a strong knowledge of how to construct heavy visual environments with the resources around him, and often without the luxury of financial support.
Haun’s music video “Firestorm”, for the band The Vehicle Reason, was featured by Sennheiser USA as a worldwide premier. “Hank and Jim”, Haun’s dark comedy short film, premiered at the Blood Bath Film Festival in Dallas, TX. These projects allowed him to find his own natural style with limited resources and with very little crew members. Haun began mastering his skills of photography by working as a photographer/camera operator on features “Boggie Creek”, “Humans VS Zombies”, and “Bernie”
Haun’s strong networking skills allowed him to work with many great Texas film makers including Richard Linklater, an experience which inspired Haun to push himself artistically by trusting his instincts to reach his unlimited potential. The end result is ongoing but has produced a new artistic focus through the works of “Patient Zero: the short film”, which inspired a feature length film currently in pre-production with Haun set to make his debut as director of photography; and several feature projects currently being developed with Haun as director including his most excited project and feature length directorial debut in “Project 112.”
The work of Samuel Haun can be described as unorthodox, creative, and with precise attention to detail of light and frame work. His inspiration comes from the great love he has for his son Ayden, his life experiences, and the images which are visually created through his mind’s eye.