Future Encounter - Samuel Abrahams

Writer/Director, British – 'Hold On Me'

After graduating in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, Samuel started out in TV with a win and a nomination at the Royal Television Society Awards for the documentary series 'Risky Business' and 'Customs UK' respectively. He then moved across to drama where he directed and co-wrote the Channel 4 comedy 'Hung Out', developed from his original short 'Documates'. His short film 'Connect' won a Jury Award at Brief Encounters and was subsequently nominated for a BAFTA as Best Short Film in 2011.

Samuel's latest short film 'Hold On Me' premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and won Best Short Film at the London Independent Film Festival. In between drama productions Samuel directs commercials for award winning production company Smuggler.

Read our interview with Sam on the Encounters blog to see what he's been up to since Encounters 2012.

HOLD ON ME trailer

Charting a relationship from inception to destruction, Tom and Eve six years down the line fight to save what they have - but they can't escape the question of whether it can or will ever be as good as it was at the beginning.