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RAJAH SAMAROO
347-276-3440
info@rajahsamaroo.com

 

QUALIFICATIONS
- Devoted team leader with 13 years experience in films
- Experience with Micro-budget productions
- Equipment provided: RED, SONY 4K, Shogun (see below)

EDUCATION
- Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film & Video Production)
- New England Institute of Technology
Associates of Science (Multimedia Technologies)

REFERENCES (upon request)
- John Papa (Owner, Film922)
- Sudeep Kanwal (Brooklyn Film Director, The Other End, Silent Wave)
- Sandira Blas (Brand Manager Akai / M-Audio)
- Dave Menard (Sr. Video Producer - InMusic Brands)

LINKS

SELECTED FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY CREDITS

THE OTHER END - Dir. Sudeep Kanwal
"Official Selection" Dam Short Film Festival
"Nominated" Jaipur International Film Festival
Budget: under $5K. 3 days.
Camera: Sony A7s ii

GRAVEYARD GIRL - Dir. Jesse Binger
"Short Film Corner" Cannes Film Festival 2016
"Official Selection" LA Independent Film Festival
"Official Selection" Long Island International Film Expo
Budget: under $3K. 3 days.
Camera: Sony A7s

SILENT WAVE - Dir. Sudeep Kanwal
"Best Cinematography" We like 'em Short Film Festival
"Best Short Film" WorldFest Houston
"Best Director" We Like 'em Short Film Festival
"Honorable Mention" Trindie Film Fest
Budget: under $5K. 4 days.
Camera: Canon 7D

PARALLEL - Dir. Mikel Wisler
"Best Short Film" Philadelphia Independent Awards 2016
"Finalist" Cineplay Film Awards 2017
"Official Selection" Boston Science Fiction Film Festival 2016
"Best VFX Nominee" Maverick Movie Awards
"Official Selection" The Online Film Festival
Budget: under $500 / 3 day shoot
Camera: Sony A7s

HIS TAKE ON HER - Dir. John Devault
"Best Regional Short" SENE Film Fest
"Best Cinematography Nominee" MOTIF Magazine
"Winner: Audience Award" Media Film Festival
"Official Selection" Dreamland International Film Festival
"Official Selection" Daytona Beach Film Festival
"Official Selection" Northampton International Film Festival

BLOOD MARTINI - Dir. William Jacques
"Best Short Film" Granite State Film Festival

DYSTOPIA - Dir. Janet Llavina
"Best Short Nominee" Sanford International Film Festival

BEYOND THE GRID - Dir. Raouf Zaki
Budget: $15K / 6 day shoot
Camera: RED Epic/Scarlet-X

RELAX - Dir. Cory Brailsford
"Best Picture" 48 Hour Film Festival Providence
"Best Director" 48 Hour Film Festival Providence

TALKING PIECE - Dir. Kristin Stuart
"Complex Cultural Currents Award" Stories by the River Film Festival 
"Official Selection" Baltimore International Black Film Festival
"Official Selection" Nashville International Black Film Festival
"Official Selection" African World Film Festival
"Official Selection" Toronto Independent Film and Video Awards
"Official Seleciton" St. Louis Black Film Festival
"Official Selection" Golden Door Film Festival
"Official Selection" World Arts Film Festival

I CAN'T BREATE - Dir. Kishore Tummala
Budget: $75K. 6 days.
Camera: RED Scarlet-X

FEATURES

A KILLER SERVE - Andrew Pilkington
40K. 14 days.

THE JONESES - Dir. Chris Tyrrell

SPIN THE PLATE - Dir. Eric R. Eastman

DISTRICT C11 - Dir. Wes Williams II
30K. 15 days.

THE 1 CLOSEST 2 U - Dir. Willie Coggins

 

SELECTED FILM PRODUCER

WORM FREE SOCIETY- also directed.
Edge Infinity Studios, LLC. Dramatic Scifi.
*2014 Rhode Island International Film Festival, 1st PLACE BEST SCIFI FILM*
*2015 Boston Scifi Film Festival*
*2014 Maverick Movie Awards, WINNER OF PRECIOUS AWARD*
*2015 Stories by the River Film Fest, BEST PICTURE NOMINEE*
*2015 Stories by the River Film Fest, BEST SCREENPLAY NOMINEE*
*2015 Stories by the River Film Fest, BEST EDITING NOMINEE*
*2014 Sanford International Film Festival, BEST SHORT NOMINEE*
*2015 Stories by the River Film Fest, WINNER BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN*
*2015 Stories by the River Film Fest, WINNER BEST MAKEUP*

MELT - Dir. Chaz Sutherland III
The Crearc Society, Stories by the River. Drama.
*2014 SENE Film Festival, BEST REGIONAL SHORT FILM*

A SILENT UNIVERSE - Dir. Mikel J. Wisler
Stories by the River. Scifi. Associate Producer.
*2013 Boston Scifi Film Festival*
*2013 Riverbend Film Festival*

NIGHT - Dir. Michael R. West
Cloud Thirteen Productions. Action Drama. Associate Producer.
*2014 Action on Film International Film Festival*
*2014 Maverick Movie Awards*

CLEAVE - Dir. Cate Carson
Sensorium Pictures. Drama. Consulting Producer. 

 

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