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