An obsessive world-builder, Sam Mason's inspiration stems from artists like Terry Gilliam and Jim Henson. His journey began at Central Saint Martin's, where his student short garnered attention, leading to a mentorship with director Pete Candeland. This propelled Sam into directing global campaigns for notable brands and music videos for Sofi Tukker.
Sam's craft reflects a lo-fi/hi-fi hybrid approach, often using emerging technologies to add texture and realness to his films, as seen in his collaboration with Hugo Marie for Little Things. His work, echoing the Baroque and Bauhaus movements, aims to create a blend of animation and traditional film, focusing on creating moving paintings rich with emotion and detail, while retaining a playful and romantic essence.
Mac Miller - Colors and Shapes
Fall into a fantastic dreamscape in Sam Mason’s sublimely surreal tribute to Mac Miller.
Future Islands - For Sure
Two cars find love in this cinematically rendered post-apocalyptic otherworld.
Little Things - Artist Short Film
Set to the classic Sesame Street song, "Little Things," this film is a dreamy celebration of all things wonderful, bizarre, and little.
Spotify - Best New Artist 2021
Imagine iridescence in these fluid state spots for the Grammy nominees Best New Artists 2021.
Bomba Estéreo - Duele
Dali meets Almodovar in this trip to the inner mind of a betrayed lover.
Honda - The Dreamer
Gilliam and Rube Goldbergian inspired magic materialize in this surreal spot for Honda.
Artist Short Film
Zuma - Artist Short Film
Inspired by Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov, Sun Ra and 1970s sci fi movies, Sam Mason creates a world soaked in intrigue and wonder.
YGT - Sinking Ship
Monolithic blue hands threaten an eroded landscape and its peoples in this music video for Slovenian trio YGT’s album “Sinking Ship”.
Meta - Year in Review