EAVE on Demand Ramallah 2013
Samm Haillay founded independent production company Third with Duane Hopkins in 2001. He produced Hopkins’ multi-award winning short films and feature debut Better Things, which premiered to critical acclaim at International Critics Week, Cannes in 2008. Samm also produced Hopkins’ multi-channel film installations series Sunday. As well as producing all of Hopkins’ film and galley work Samm produces also a number of other talented directors work through Third including the BAFTA nominated, Silver Bear winning Jade by Daniel Elliott. Samm’s short film productions have won over 45 awards inc. Berlin, Venice Edinburgh, and Chicago and in 2010 he coproduced Gillian Wearing’s feature debut Self Made. A member of BAFTA, EAVE and ACE, Samm sat on the short film jury in Berlin 2010. Samm is also an Associate Senior Lecturer in Film Production at Teesside University, a group leader for EAVE, a board member of Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and a patron of the Underwire Film Festival.