Gentlemen Films director, Samantha Nell, has quickly made a name for herself as a strong performance director with a talent for storytelling. Her reel showcases stand-out work in both comedy and drama, often combining the two, and has seen her directing some of the most renowned and respected actors in South Africa, in commercials and now in her debut feature film for Netflix. We caught up with the Gentlemen Films director about her rise in the industry.
SHE DID THAT is a female filmmaker's showcase that shines a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans. This month features Director Samantha Nell from Gentlemen Films, Director Jabu Nadia Newman from Romance Films and Editor Itu Nomtshongwana from The Syndicate.
Samantha Nell is a quick-witted performance director with a clear offbeat aesthetic. Having spent most of her career directing short films on over 4 continents, she’s back home and Gentlemen Films would like to now introduce you to ‘Swiss Army Sam’!