Yo! I'm Alastair Tye Samson. I'm an independent filmmaker currently living in Auckland, Aotearoa.
I produced and self-distributed (with my good friends Anoushka Klaus and Doug Dillaman) my first indie feature film, JAKE, which was released theatrically in 2014.
It got some really positive reviews. The Listener gave it ★★★★ and called it:
“The smartest bit of low-fi high-IQ science fiction New Zealand has produced.”
For more than a decade I have worked as an Online Editor, Colourist, and motion picture finishing nerd. I use DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Smoke, and Avid Symphony to finesse films, television shows, music videos and TVCs to be more awesome.
A couple of years ago I founded The Finishing Suite, a boutique post-production facility in Ponsonby, Auckland.
A small selection of stuff I've worked on is listed on my IMDb page, however, most of my work lately has been TVCs and brand content.
I cut TVCs,
direct music videos,
and am weirdly passionate about creating end credit rollers for films!
Here's a short film I directed for the 48HOURS filmmaking competition that Sir Peter Jackson hand picked as a favourite!
I'm developing a slate of short and feature length motion picture projects with my team Hybrid Motion Pictures.
Much more to come!