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Sam Headshot by Sarah ClarkSamuel Marlow is a writer, director and producer (a filmmaker for short) working from the town of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, in the Southeast of England. Sam works on feature films, shorts, and web series as well as productions for the stage. His work for screen also includes a variety or prop and costume design and creation, most recently a collection of swords for a production of Ella Hickson's Wendy and Peter Pan.

Sam is also the artistic director of the week-long Electric Lantern International Film Festival, a week-long film festival.

In addition, Sam has a background in eduction, having previously worked as a college lecturer, as well as running workshops on movie-making, screenwriting, animation, and visual effects. Sam's next workshop will be a 6-week movie-making workshop at Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, where he also has worked with the Youth Theatre for a number of years.


In the Summer of 2017 Sam completed work on the feature film All About Town>, a comedy-drama featuring a cast of over 50 actors. The movie follows 12 very different characters struggling trying to make sense of their lives during a punishing heatwave.

All About Town

Sam is currently working on a web series about a suburban superhero, a masked vigilante crime-fighter, known as Midnight Blue for the Mainspring Web Television Co. You can watch the latest episode below.

Sam regularly writes Articles on his observations and experiences of the motion picture landscape on subjects ranging from his feelings on 3D films to the importance of giving children good horror stories.

The Danger of Inactive Heroes

X+Y Asa Butterfield

by Samuel Marlow. Published 13th May 2015

How a Lack of Character Motivation Killed X+Y. Sam looks at the importance of having identifiable goals in a main character, especially an unusual one.

Read the full article ›

As part of his theatre work, Sam is a Kent County Council Licensed Chaperone. As a chaperone, Sam has been responsible for anywhere from one to over thirty young performers, and has been asked to consult on arrangements for and manage large shows.

This website will give you an overview of Sam's work and approach. It has been laid out to be as intuitive as possible, but if you can't find what you're looking for you can click on the the Search this Website link at the top of the sidebar at any time. There are also links connected sites and the media group in the side bar and footer of every page. If you have a problem Sam can help with, feel free to contact him.

Photo courtesy and © Sarah Clark, 2016.