Sam Wrench is a 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 2015, 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 2018/19 he directed Netlfix’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 captured the Disney Thanksgiving & Xmas Day Special for ABC and Amazon Music's Holiday Plays Series.
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.
He has directed live performances featuring artists as diverse as Katy Perry for Youtube and Mumford & Sons in front of 60,000 at Hyde Park as well as a Netflix comedy special for Jimmy Carr and the Topshop Fashion Show.