Sam is an emerging filmmaker dedicated to sharing under-represented and nuanced stories with a trauma-informed lens and a light heart. Beginning as a musician and screenwriter with a social work background, Sam is excited to focus on directing and to enjoy the process of sharing stories and building community simultaneously. As a biracial Filipino, Sam's work is deeply influenced by care for fellow marginalized communities and drive for meaningful representation. Sam's directorial debut came in 2023 during Vancouver's Run N Gun with a comedy short. Soon after, Sam was selected to create an ultra short for VAFF's 18th Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon. Most recently, Sam was a cohort member of the Catalyst Mentorship program as part of Vancouver International Film Festival in 2023.