Sam Shingler

Sam Shingler

director based in helsinki

Represented by Beate Schuster

Excluding Finland, Eastern Europe, MENA & Indo-China

Jan Rasmus Voss versteht Pfälzisch und Platt, ging in Kanada zur Schule und liebt dänisches Design. Nach dem Abitur 2000 wollte ihn erstmal keine Filmhochschule haben, weshalb er bei einer Werbeproduktion in München den Umgang mit Kunden wie MTV, Burger King, BMW und Mini erstmal lernen durfte. Er studierte ein Jahr Regie an der HFF München, ging dann aber lieber nach New York, um diversen internationalen Beauty Fotografen zu assistieren.
Zurück in Berlin gründete Jan 2009 sein eigenes Studio in Kreuzberg und fing neben der Photo-Karriere auch wieder an Regie zu führen. Zu treuen Kunden aus der Mode-Branche, kamen bald Musikvideos, FMCG, Lifestyle und vor allem Filme mit Humor.
Heute lebt Jan mit seiner dreijährigen Tochter in Berlin, unterrichtet Werbe-Fotografie in Qatar für Al Jazeera, schreibt gerade mit Fernsehsendern an den Serien „Berlin 90“ und "Wolfpack" und freut sich am meisten, wenn er hinter seinem Monitor leise kichern darf.

Sam is an award winning film director based in Helsinki, Finland. He has more than 15 years’ experience of directing commercials, documentaries, corporate films, music videos and short films, both internationally and in his native Finland. His clients over the years include such brands as Ikea, Mercedes Benz, Nickelodeon, Finnair, Pepsi Co, Lidl, Nokia, Santander, Sol Beer and WWF, just to mention a few.

Before becoming a full time director, Sam used to work in CG, honing his visual skills as a digital artist, before becoming a post production supervisor and partner in a post house in Helsinki. His expertise - and experience - in CG has been extremely helpful throughout Sam’s career as a director.

Sam has also a strong background in music. He has been writing and performing music since the age of 12, and continues to do so even today, time permitting. In 2020, he released his first ever solo album. Quite naturally, music and sound have been equally prominent in Sam’s work as a director.

Sam is half-Finnish, half-British, meaning English is his other native language. He is a father of two wonderful kids (10 and 6), and enjoys directing children of all ages. The little free time that he has beside work and family, Sam likes to spend making music, hiking, reading and developing himself (and occasionally watching football).

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