Sam Shapiro, born and raised in Watchung, New Jersey, is an award-winning filmmaker and a senior at Syracuse University, majoring in Television, Radio, and Film at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and minoring in Entrepreneurship at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Sam has worked for the American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival, for Killer Films as a development intern, for the producers on the Todd Haynes directed film Wonderstruck, for Amazon Studios as an XRAY video assistant, and for The Ink Factory while living in London. Sam’s debut film, Scissor Pass, was an official selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Garden State Film Festival, and the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival where it won a Remi Award. Upcoming films are Game Changer and Scratch, soon to be released. Using SES11 Productions as the platform, Sam will continue expressing himself through his stories, while giving other artists the opportunity to do the same through theirs.
Liam Peterson is a senior at SUNY Buffalo where he is pursuing a degree in Television and Film Arts. Liam's specialty is post-production - editing, coloring, and sound mixing. In 2017, he colored Scissor Pass, a multi-festival accepted and award-winning short film. With Game Changer and Scratch, two recently completed short films soon to hit the festival circuit, Liam's responsibilities included editor, sound mixer and/or colorist. Liam is also an accomplished documentary filmmaker with A Generation Rising, which has been accepted to film festivals, and he recently finished directing his first television pilot, The Last Year, for the Television and Arts Program at Buffalo State University. During the summer of 2017, he worked at Killer Films, a New York City-based independent film production company. Liam looks forward to the future as an integral part of the team at SES11 Productions.