Sam Mason YG11

  • Current Location: New York
  • Studio: Passion Pictures NYC/Strange Beast

Sam Mason is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker working out of Greenpoint, NY. The child of country music singers, Sam spent his childhood as a touring drummer and later falling back on a day job as a fine gardener before finding his footing in sculpture and stop-motion animation. In recent years he began to explore computer-integrated picture making techniques. Recent work has included an ongoing series of shorts encompassing a world where robots live and thrive as an organic animal kingdom, a 60 second television commercial for Prius, as well other commissioned work for Mazda, Redbull and Coca-Cola. Sam has also created music videos for Willy Mason, Mara Carlyle, and Badly Drawn Boy.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 3

    Wild Robot: Part 1

    The Wild Robot films are episodical tales which explore an entire animal kingdom of metal creatures. The story is told in a series of vignettes which together form a greater narrative thread. In the first film we were introduced to Wild Robot creatures at an amoebic scale. We looked at the very beginnings of the Wild Robot universe taking place in a metallic primordial soup.


    Music: Milo Sylva, Sam Mason, Matthew Cullen, Nina Violet and Willy Mason Camera Operator: Sam Mason and Whit Lasker Movement/Lights: Sam Mason Story Groomer: Mara Carlyle Key Grip: Don Muckerheide

  • Project 2 of 3

    Bare Bones

    Commissioned film for Matt Lambert’s Bare Bones Exhibition in London. A short tale of a boy and his dog.


    Title: Bare Bones Director: Sam Mason Shot by: Sam Mason, Tim Laursen and Gardner Allen

  • Project 3 of 3

    Incredible World

    30 second spot created for Mazda USA with Passion Pictures NYC and Strange Beast.


    Client: Mazda USA Agency: The Garage / Team Mazda Production Company: Passion Pictures NYC/Strange Beast Full credits at:

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