Sam Schöttner

My interest lies in short-form directing with a passion for commercial directing.

I have a love for cycling and hiking and all thing outdoors. My favourite aspect of filmmaking is combining my love for technical craft and beautiful landscapes and stories to create visually enjoyable and films.

I have worked as: Editor for documentaries / Director for a short commercial shot on 16mm Kodak film. / Director for a short fantasy film.

AWARDS: EDEN | Best Factual RTS Student - EDEN | Best Factual Nahemi

Financial Mobility

I got the chance to direct this short 30 second commercial for the Nahemi Kodak Commercials competition. I think a pimped up mobility scooters and top gun worthy action are a great way to sell retirement plans.

Speak No Name

Speak No Name is my graduation film which I directed. I had a blast creating my own fantasy world alongside the incredibly talented production team spending a week in the woods shooting this was an incredibly fun experience.


Eden is a short documentary which I edited and colour graded. It was a lot of fun to make and had a great festival run, even managing to pick up some awards.

Natural Light | Painting Nature

This was a short piece I shot, directed and edited exploring natural light on natural subjects. I spend two weeks of very early mornings and late evening trying to find interesting light.

Robbie Wrecked the Band

Robbie Wrecked the Band is a short drama film about an autistic student who manages to overcome his struggle with hyperacusis and conducts the school band. I was lucky enough to DOP and Colour Grade this short film.


‘Monster’ is a Narrative Short Film made in collaboration with UWE Filmmaking Department. The film explores the impact of stress by packaging the subject from a childish perspective. I had was the editor and colourist for this film.