Samuel Jefferson, Writer

Whilst studying Medicine at Newcastle University, Samuel wrote several award-winning one-act plays, including Cannes,  which received critical praise at The Edinburgh Festival, and Dust, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Durham International Drama Festival. 

After working as a full-time doctor for two years, Samuel left the profession in order to follow his passion for writing and complete a master’s degree in Screenwriting at The London Film School.  Since graduating with Merit from The LFS in 2014, Samuel has continued to pursue a career in screenwriting, whilst still working as a freelance doctor in A&E. 

Samuel won the BAFTA / Rocliffe comedy initiative in 2015, and had his work showcased at The New York Television Festival.  He has a series optioned by ITV Studios, and is working on a number of other projects for several independent production companies.  He has recently finished work on his debut novel, part of a five book series entitled The Pentas Collection.  Samuel wrote the short film Gypsy's Kiss, which won the Director's UK Challenge ALEXA competition and is currently on the festival circuit.

Samuel is currently a participant of the Serial Eyes programme at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie (DFFB) in Berlin, Europe's premier postgraduate training programme for television writers and producers.

Samuel is proud to be represented by Curtis Brown.

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