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 and motion picture finishing nerd. I use Autodesk Smoke, Avid Media Composer and Da Vinci Resolve to finesse films, television shows, music videos and TVCs to be more awesome.
A small selection of stuff I've worked on is listed on my IMDb page.
I cut TVCs,
direct music videos,
and am weirdly passionate about creating end credit rollers for films!
Every year since 2004 I have competed in the 48HOURS filmmaking competition.
Here's a short film I directed that Sir Peter Jackson hand picked!
I'm developing a slate of short and feature length motion picture projects with my team Hybrid Motion Pictures.
Much more to come!