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Samuel Rodwell is an award-winning multidisciplinary filmmaker.

Best known for directing and producing the internationally acclaimed documentary short Inferno capturing frontline firefighters battling the 2018 Mount Canobolas and 2019/20 Black Summer mega-fires.

In 2022, Inferno was awarded Best Documentary (Academy Award® accreditation), Best Achievement in Sound Post Production and nominated for Best Achievement in Cinematography at the Oscar® qualifying St Kilda Film Festival.

Inferno continually proved to be an international success with the film screening in-competition at the Oscar® qualifying Cinequest Film Festival for Best Short Documentary and Antenna Documentary Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Australian Short Documentary.


In 2023, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) acquired the Australian broadcast and streaming rights to Inferno which aired on February 10.

​In 2019, Rodwell was selected for Screenworks Directing Intensive supported by Australian Directors’ Guild, where he was mentored by acclaimed directors Kriv Stenders and Rachel Landers. Rodwell was announced as the screenwriter recipient for Screenworks Inside of the Writers Room program supported by Fremantle Australia and Screen NSW.​

Rodwell has also produced multimedia projects and programs for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Nine Entertainment, NSW Police Force, NSW Rural Fire Service and various local governments. 

An alumnus of Charles Sturt University, Rodwell graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication (Media Practice) from the distinguished school of Communication and Creative Industries.

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