Filmmaker, Sam Kessie is a British Ghanaian writer/director whose passion for the arts began very young when her parents unknowingly encouraged this by taking her to see pantomimes, theater and movies. Moving to Ghana from London at a young age also allowed Sam to have a mixture of cultures that plays a very integral part of who she is as an artist today. After a being on a rollercoaster ride in life and what she wanted to do, Sam finally quit her job in the sciences, went back to school and now embarks on a journey creating an art in film and storytelling. Her senior thesis film, ‘Sales Day', caused a stir on campus winning first place at her school's video festival. She graduated with Magna Cum Laude and was awarded with the Outstanding Student Award in the media department.
She has since won several awards as well as recognition such as the documentary about the former Ghanaian WBC boxer Azumah Nelson "Zoom Zoom - The Professor" being selected for the National Geographic's "All Roads Film Project 2011": Women Hold Up Half The Sky Film Series and the international MC, singer and producer M3NSA's "No One Knows" Music Video was officially selected and screened at the 2011 SoCal Film Festival.
She is hoping to direct her debut feature film script, in Ghana in the next couple of years and can't wait to be able to put Ghana and Sankofa Pictures on the map through her lens
P. Sam Kessie from Ghana has a BFA in Media Production. She has won awards and recogni- tion for narrative, documentary and music vid- eos. She participated in the 5th Talent Campus Durban (part of the Berlinale Talent Campus) in South Africa in 2012. Her feature script Unbalanced was one of five scripts selected for their first Produire au Sud Script Studio workshop.
"The Samaritan" selected for the 2013 African Film Festival Australia Shorts and Sounds session in Melbourne.
"The Samaritan" selected for the 2013 Experiments in Cinema Festival v8.53 - Albuquerque, NM
"The Samaritan" selected for the 2013 1st Accra Francophone Film Festival - Accra, Ghana
"The Samaritan" selected for Open Screen during the 2012 Film Africa Event - London, UK
"The Samaritan" screened at the 2012 Women Interactive Technology Festival - Atlanta, GA
Official Selection "No One Knows" Music Video - 2011 SoCal Film Festival
"Zoom Zoom - The Professor" selected for the National Geographic All Roads Film Project's 2011 Women Hold Up Half The Sky Film Series