Samuel Grandchamp

Writer and Director (Swiss based in the USA)

Samuel Grandchamp is a Swiss writer and director currently living in New York. He attended the Graduate Film Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmakers Scholarship. Raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Samuel directed his first film in 2009, "Le grand détournement Artamis", an award-winning short documentary, before completing a BSc in Macroeconomics from HEC Lausanne. His film "Calle Guise" premiered at the 2014 Winterthur International Short Film Festival and was featured in the Best Swiss Short Films of 2014. His latest film, "Le barrage", was selected in more than 20 international festivals such as Hong Kong, Palm Springs or Sao Paulo and won the Golden Leopard for Best Short Film at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival. “Le Barrage” tells the story of a father and son road trip to a Switzerland’s largest dam. Soon the excitement of the trip abates and the tension between the divorced parents overtakes the mood. Samuel, is currently in post-production of a new narrative short film, produced by Point Prod (Genève), in collaboration with Kodak (USA) and Film Factory (Paris). He is simultaneously developing his first feature film, inspired by his short film "Le barrage" it too will focus on one’s relationship to a parent that one has grown apart from.

Selected Filmography:

2017 Pour le meilleur et pour le pire (Feature Fiction, in development)
2017 Vous ne connaîtrez ni le jour ni l'heure (Short Fiction)
2016 Vues d'ensemble (Short Doc)
2015 Le barrage (Short Fiction)