Samuel Rodwell is an award-winning Australian director, writer, and producer. Best known for directing the experimental action extravaganza short film INFERNO (2021).
An accomplished commercial director, Rodwell for the majority of his commercial directing career has specialised in crafting cinematic regional campaigns for emergency service agencies across New South Wales. Most notably being commissioned to direct micro drama films for motor vehicle accident education programs targeting driving-age high school students. Allowing Rodwell to explore cinematic genres from action to drama through the commercial medium. Where his body of commercial work has employed a unique balance of cinéma vérité and conventional production techniques, capturing Rodwell’s sensibilities for executing filmic authenticity and realism.
In June 2019, Rodwell was selected to partake in Screenworks Australia’s Writing for TV Intensive being mentored by soap opera veteran television writer Holly Lyons (Home and Away).
In August 2019, Rodwell was selected to partake in Screenworks Australia’s Directing Intensive being mentored by renowned veteran film director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), documentary director Rachel Landers (The Inquisition) and Australian Directors' Guild CEO Kingston Anderson.
In December 2019, Rodwell was announced as the recipient of Fremantle Australia, Screen NSW, and Screenworks Australia's Inside of the Writers Room program. Apart of the 2020 Career Pathways Program, selected early-career regional writers, directors and producers received support to progress their screen industry careers from a number of top Australian production companies through placements, mentoring, industry introductions and professional development. Where in August 2020, Rodwell observed the writers rooms and production meetings for the television soap opera Neighbours.
In June 2020, Rodwell was selected to partake in Screenworks Australia’s Inside an Online Writers Room being mentored by soap opera veteran television writer Peter Mattessi (The Heights).
A graduate of Charles Sturt University, Rodwell received a diverse tertiary education with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Taking a wide interest in a myriad of subject matters across different faculties during his time at university.