Samuel was born in Hamburg in 1986. His passion for film started around the age of 11 when he discovered a local video rental store and became a regular. Ever since, he has watched films, read about films and stayed connected with the medium. He shot his first short film when he was 16 and has since worked on more than 50 productions. From 2008-2011 he did his B.A. in Media Studies and History with a focus on Film in Erfurt. Since 2012, he studies Directing at the dffb, the Berlin Film Academy. In addition, he writes reviews, makes podcasts and produces video essays.