A filmmaker and editor, Sam’s first feature, Cry Funny Happy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. His second feature, First Person Singular, played in festivals around the world including Morocco and South Africa. 

His third feature, Almost in Love, starring Alex Karpovsky and Alan Cumming, is being distributed by Gravitas and Argot Pictures. After a critically-acclaimed run in select cities across the USA it is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Hulu etc.


As an editor, he has worked on many award-winning features including Alex Karpovsky’s debut feature, The Hole Story and Ferenc Toth’s Unknown Soldier (for which he won the Best Editor Award at the Woodstock Film Festival). He has also been a long-time collaborator of the renowned Iranian visual artist, Shirin Neshat, and helped to edit her first feature film, Women Without Men, which won the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.


Sam Neave is Iranian by birth, grew up in the United Kingdom and now lives in New York City.