Sam Benstead


Sam is an award-winning feature doc director, acclaimed for making intimate, funny and emotionally powerful films.  His work has appeared on Netflix Originals, the BBC, PBS and festivals such as IDFA and Sheffield’s Docfest. He often incorporates poetry, music, animation and magical realism to create distinctive and cinematic work.


  • 2017 Mumbai Film Festival Best Film Award
    Winner - City Of Dreams


  • 2017 One World Media Award
    Nomination – City Of Dreams

  • 2015 Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series

    Shortlisted - Inside The Commons

DirectorMoray Coulter