Samuel Anderson was born in 1981 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (USA).
He studied English Literature at Yale University and is now based in New York City. He co-wrote and co-produced "Munyurangabo". In addition to co-writing and producing Lucky Life, he is currently writing and developing a number of future Almond Tree projects. Jenny Lund, Lee Isaac Chung, and Samuel Anderson co-founded Almond Tree Films in 2006, to support the film "Munyurangabo" (Cannes 2007 - Un Certain Regard). After "Munyurangabo", it began work to establish a film school in Kigali, Rwanda.