Dike Samai

Dike Samai

Actor and Music Composer

San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

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April 2021
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About Dike

Dike Samai is a Film Composer, Orchestrator, Steelpan Arranger, & Performer, from Trinidad and Tobago. He has worked on a number of award winning short and feature length films with local and international based directors, as well as written and recorded cues with foreign orchestras.

His academic qualifications include an MM, Music Composition: Screen Scoring from New York University (May, 2021), where he received a Fulbright scholarship to attend. a Certificate in Orchestration for Film & TV, from Berklee Online (2015), and a BA in Musical Arts from the UWI (upper 2nd hons. 2011). Because of his Caribbean background, Dike has set himself apart by utilizing the national instrument, the steelpan, in many of his scores.

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  • La'Diablesse Curse

    La'Diablesse Curse (2020)
    Film (short) by Jared Prima Composer A womanizing Trinidadian, Arthur is haunted by his past when La’Diablesse, a vengeful shapeshifting Caribbean spirit, comes to claim what she is owed - his soul. Either he surrenders, or his son will suffer his fate.

  • Diana: Unapologetic $ Unafraid

    Diana: Unapologetic $ Unafraid (2020)
    Documentary by Kirk Cohall Composer

  • Pendulum

    Pendulum (2016 - 2017)
    by Michael Rochford Composer When Luther, the CEO of a major software company, realises he has a stalker intent on doing him harm, he calls in Ryan, an old friend and former soldier. Ryan, who is battling with post-traumatic stress disorder, tracks down the stalker and is forced to kill him, but in so doing, makes a shocking discovery

  • Live Bait

    Live Bait (2017)
    Film (short) by Dominic Boos Composer

  • The Witness Part 2 &3

    The Witness Part 2 &3 (2015 - 2016)
    by Triple Spade Studios Composer THE WITNESS is a Caribbean Story of forbidden love, deceit, greed, jealousy and murder. John is in a secret romantic relationship with a woman named Lorraine. Lorraine happens to be the wife of his best friend Randall. He finds himself in the closet, when Randall makes an unplanned home visit and witnesses Randall kill his wife. This murder reveals a web of hidden details from the past, which were concocted to conceal another murder that was committed and pinned on Randall because of his mental condition. In the end, murder after murder becomes the currency used to pay for the injustice wrought to Randall. John becomes a not so innocent bystander to this convoluted tragedy, which turns spouses and best friends against each other.

  • REDMAN

    REDMAN (2016)
    Film (short) by Jared Prima Composer Jerry is confused about what women want. He uses the conventions of Reality TV and hangs out with three red men, with the hopes of being considered “red” by association. When this does not work, he transforms his dark skin colour and tries again.

Awards

  • Nomination for Best Original Score at LA Shorts Awards
    (2015)

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