Production Design, Art Direction, Visual Arts Portfolio
Role: Art Director
Production Designer: D'Vaughn Agu
Clearing House is an NYU Tisch MFA short film. In Clearing House, a con man realizes that it's not quite business as usual when he meets an elderly woman who causes him to second-guess his motives.
Role: Art Director
Production Designer: N/A
Lifeline is a short film that was produced as a part of the 2019 Women's Weekend Film Challenge. Set in the year 2036, Lifeline follows four influencers as they navigate the pitfalls of the industry ... and discover the process of blood spinning.
Role: Production Designer
Director: Yuanjiong Lu
Broccoli Monster is a Columbia School of the Arts MFA short film. In the film, a broccoli monster visits a boy after he refuses to eat his broccoli at dinner; the boy will need his mom's help to fight the monster off!
Samantha Duncan hails from the self-proclaimed weird city Austin, Texas. It was there that Samantha fell in love with ceramics, puns, crocheting, and of course, the art of storytelling.
Drawn to one the most cultured cities in the world, New York City, young Samantha was eager to attend Columbia University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and Art History.
To keep herself afloat in what is also one of the most expensive cities in the world, Samantha embarked on a journey in the advertising industry after college, working at VIRTUE, the agency born from VICE Media, and Wieden+Kennedy. During her tenure as a junior project manager, client services coordinator, and then digital producer, Samantha created ads for clients such as HBO, YouTube, Delta Airlines, Dove Men, Duracell, Lyft, Johnnie Walker, and Smirnoff.
However, never deterred from her passion for storytelling, she has now fully transitioned into the film & TV worlds and works primarily in the art department on narrative projects. As often as she can, Samantha writes and works on personal projects of her own.
"And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about."