About Samantha

Samantha Pyra is a NYC filmmaker currently residing

in Vienna, Austria whose focus is on creatively

showcasing narrative and experimental films & series

She is an accomplished filmmaker whose work has

screened at multiple national festivals including

Tribeca Film Festival for her directorial debut

of "Mysteries in NYC"


Samantha graduated in 2011 with a BFA from the

Rochester Institute of Technology Film & Animation with

concentrations in Cinematography, Directing and


my goal is to create compelling visuals to tell - your story - collaboration is key

2018 “Split” Drama Series (6 Episodes)

Winner Best TV Series | Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Festival Chicago

Winner Best Drama | Stareable Festival New York

2018 “Joe” Romantic Short 20 Min.

Winner Best Romantic Comedy | TOP Indie Film Awards

Official Selection | Los Angeles International Film Festival

2018 “Nevertheless, She Auditioned” Short 5 Min.

Winner Best Ensemble | Atlanta Comedy Film Festival

Official Selection | Boston Women in Comedy Festival

2018 “Grace” Drama Short 10 Min.

Official Selection | Chelsea Film Festival

2017 "Lou" Drama 10 Min.

Grove Film Festival | Official Selection

2017 "With you for Life" Slice of Life 5 Min.

Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival | Winner of Best Comedy |

2016 “Mysteries in NYC" Interactive Film 10 - 15 Min.

Tribeca Film Festival, Games & Media Summit |  Winner of Runner up


2015 "Sensitive" Comedy Series (7 Episodes)

Brooklyn Web Fest |  Winner of Audience Award & Nomination for Best Actor

2015 "59 Days in New York" Musical Drama Series (9 Episodes)

Online Film Festival |  Runner up

Chain Film Festival |  Official Selection

Indie Works |  Official Selection

Katra Film Series |  Official Selection

2014  "No Method" Comedy, Drama Series (2 Episodes)

Brooklyn Girls Film Fest  |  Official Selection

2011 "Why Not Drift" Experimental Drama 15 Min.

RIT Film Selection  |  Honorable Mention


2010 "Untitled: Experimental Short"

George Eastman's 360|365 Film Festival  |  Official Selection

Film festivals