Samy Chouia, Writer, Director, Producer. In 1990, Samy earned his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate college degree in Motion Pictures from Columbia College in Hollywood, California. He has studied at the prestigious London International Film School. With over 20 years of active experience in the film industry, Samy’s experience covers every aspect of filmmaking: writing, directing, cinematography and editing. Samy has authored over fifteen feature-length screenplays. In 2001, he was honored by the Sundance Film Institute as a Finalist in the Sundance Film Festival. The same year, Samy placed as a Semi-Finalist at the prestigious Chesterfield Screenplay Competition organized by Paramount Pictures selecting his screenplay “Behind the Veil” from over 7,000 entries. Samy also worked as a consultant to the producer in several major motion pictures such as Jarhead, The Kingdom and Kingdom of Heaven.
Additionally, Samy has written and directed two short films and a narrative feature called “The Trap,” which premiered at The Laemmle Theater in West Hollywood in January, 2005, and was sold worldwide and distributed on DVD in North America. Additionally, Samy produced four Reality Show pilots, one of them, called “Hooking Up,” for Reality Show giant Endemol.