Alongside her career in film, Samantha has continued to gain a strong reputation within the academic community. She presented papers at the 2013 MicroWAVE Conference in Sydney and the 2014 RevCon in Perth.  She has taught Film Studies/Directing at several tertiary institutions, and is in the final stages of a Doctorate Candidature at the University of Technology, Sydney. She currently teaches Directing at UCLA Extension.

SELECT TEACHER CREDITS

  • 2016      UCLA Extension Directing Workshop 1: Composition and Movement (476.95)
  • 2014      University of Technology, Sydney Lecturer/tutor MAP Fictions Course (58114)
  • 2013      University of Technology, Sydney Lecturer/tutor MAP Fictions Course (58114)
  • 2010      Metro Screen – Cert IVDirecting Drama
  • 2009     Metro Screen – Cert IVDirecting Drama
  • 2009     Macquarie University Guest lecture on Butterfly Man (MAS 325)       
  • 2008     Metro Screen – Cert IVDirecting Drama  
  • 2008     National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)  Introduction to Filmmaking
  • 2008     College of Fine Arts (UNSW)  Introduction to Digital Media (SOMA 1604)
  • 2008     Macquarie University Guest lecture on Butterfly Man (MAS 325)        
  • 2007     College of Fine Arts (UNSW)  MA Production (SOMA 9101)
  • 2007     College of Fine Arts (UNSW)  Video Lecturer - guest (SOMA 1603)
  • 2007     College of Fine Arts (UNSW)  Production Workshop - winter (SOMA 1604)
  • 2007     College of Fine Arts (UNSW)  Production Workshop – summer (SOMA 1604)
  • 2007     College of Fine Arts (UNSW)  Video Production (SOMA 1604)
  • 2007     Macquarie University  Introduction to Screenwriting (MAS 202)
  • 2007     Macquarie University Guest lecture on Butterfly Man (MAS 325)        
  • 2006     Macquarie University Film Production Techniques (MAS 212)        
  • 2006     Macquarie University  Introduction to Screenwriting (MAS 202)
  • 2005     Macquarie University Film Production Techniques (MAS 212)      

ACADEMIC TRAINING

  • Current   Doctorate of Creative Arts University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2006      Masters- Directing Drama Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)
  • 2002      Masters - Media Arts and Production University of Technology, Sydney
  • 1998       BA  (Hons)  - Drama University of New South Wales