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Sam Pilling

Director, Pulse Films, UK

Combining an inherent love of cinema and a methodological mind for craft, Sam Pilling has become an award winning director working across commercials and music videos, collaborating with artists like The Weeknd, J.Cole, Major Lazer and DJ Shadow (most notably his iconic music video “Nobody Speak” featuring Run The Jewels). No matter who he collaborates with, his videos are highly stylised set pieces based on wildly original concepts. Sam’s branded work includes commercials for AUDI, IKEA, Lloyd’s Bank and KFC and he has won multiple awards at Cannes Lions, D&AD, British Arrows and the UKMVA’s to name just a few.