Sam Sharples started directing his own work in 2005. The short films ‘Passenger’ and ‘Night Train’, were followed by ‘Nan and John’ which was shown at Imax, New York and the National Portrait Gallery, London. He has since gone on to continue his personal work, and also to collaborate with artists and filmmakers as Editor, Cinematographer and Director. Recent projects have included the three feature films; ‘The Romance of Bricks’ a documentary portrait of the Artist Liz Finch Directed by Nichola Bruce, ‘Identity’ a portrait of the singer Poly Styrene from the band X-Ray Specs Directed by Richard Heslop and ‘Gifts’ with performance artist Claire Whistler. He works closely with the director Nichola Bruce on installations and films and is currently in post-production on the feature documentary portrait of the painter Jacqueline Stanley, ‘Long Ago and Far Away’.