Sam Wrench is a Grammy nominated & Emmy award winning Director working across live event / music, documentary and branded content. Sam works in both the U.S & UK and is freelance.
His Mary J. Blige feature documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and after much critical acclaim his 90’ film capturing the amazing personal story behind Blur’s unexpected recent reunion won an NME Award for Best Music Film. Features with Mumford & Sons as well as Biffy Clyro have also had critical acclaim. In 2023 he was Grammy nominated for Billie Eilish Live at the O2.
He has created live performance films with Billie Eilish, Lizzo, BTS & The Weeknd amongst others for most major broadcasters and platforms. In 2023 he directed Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour which upon opening weekend became the highest grossing concert film of all time.
In 2018/19 he directed Netflix's first music competition format Rhythm+Flow, previously he’s helmed Youtube’s talent format Best. Cover. Ever for Ryan Seacrest Prods/Endemol Shine North America and Sky 1’s Sing:Ultimate A Capella alongside The Radio 1 Teen Awards and the return of MTV’s Unplugged, which won Best Live at the UKMVA’s. 2020 ushered in a new approach to capturing live performance, using XR & AR to capture the MTV VMA's as well as the League Of Legends Opening Ceremony in Shanghai. Alongside this is he captured the Emmy nominated Disney Thanksgiving & Xmas Day Special for ABC as well as episodes of American Idol and Amazon Music's Holiday Plays Series. Alongside format breaking shows such as Fox's Alter Ego and the Amazon Prime Day Special featuring Billie Eilish & Kid Cudi.
His branded content work has encompassed a diverse range of clients and mediums - from artist centric documentary films for MasterCard to the worlds first VR Single Performance Live Stream for Samsung with Years & Years. Similarly he has directed branded content for Footlocker, Adidas, Toyota, NBA, McDonald’s and Converse amongst others.