I believe that a good leader must also be a good follower.
About Samantha McDanel
Samantha McDanel is an accomplished and award-winning filmmaker from the surrounding areas of Dallas, Texas. She is also well-known for her beauty and SFX makeup work among North Texas.
Within the past year, Samantha has broken ground on the DFW film scene with a successful festival run with her previous large-scale short film ‘Pageant Perfect’, a film that has traveled all across Texas and the United States at screenings and festivals and has won several awards, including an Up & Coming Filmmaker Award. Samantha is a Radio/Television/Film graduate from the University of North Texas, where she focused on writing, directing, editing, and producing. While writing her current project ‘Veil’, Samantha has worked on numerous projects in various roles, taken more courses and workshops to hone her skills, and is in post-production her one-shot short film ‘Tweezers’.
Samantha focuses on stories that reflect relationships and dynamics between people. She has a talent for taking real events and mixing that within dream-like worlds, where naturalism and surrealism meet. She challenges and prides herself on creating scenes and stories that cause her audience to think and feel and react.
Samantha's ultimate goals are:
1. to become a well-established woman filmmaker in the film industry
2. to own and operate a film production company,
making short and feature films
3. to explore story-telling through different perspectives and
tell stories that audiences can relate to.
Portraits captured by Kaitlyn Kilpatrick
Tel: (214) 415-0086