Sam Southward

Explored the possibility that the only thing worse than being the last man on earth is being the second to last man on earth. Brought joy to families across the UK by reimagining the Gruffalo characters and wrestled with a pair of claymation-like characters for Oppo… 

Sam’s versatility and endearing sense of humour is a common thread throughout his work and means he is able to tackle poignant subject matters by thoughtfully bringing them to life in a variety of immersive worlds.

Sam’s most recent creative highlights include the charming Milka ‘Goodness’, alongside Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, ‘Wrestlers’, a hilarious animated short celebrating the arrival of Oppo’s Reno 2, alongside Mother Shanghai and the critically acclaimed augmented reality app ‘The Gruffalo Spotter in partnership with Magic Light Pictures and the Forestry Commission England which was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA.

He has also collaborated on a number of high-profile projects with Google to transform outdoor spaces into engaging brand experiences, including creating the Mobile World Congress centre piece and another for the World Economic Forum in Davos. His film ‘After the End’ was selected for the Annecy animation festival and won Gold at the Young Directors Awards (YDAs) in the Film School Category.