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Meet Sam de CECCATTY

Sam de Ceccatty is an accomplished French-American writer and director with experience in graphic design, animation, and live-action filmmaking. His career in the entertainment industry spans various notable projects in television, film, and animation.

Television Achievements
Samuel's work in television includes significant contributions to AMC's programming:

  • He worked as a script coordinator for "The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon," furthering the development of this popular series.

  • .He also successfully sold a 6x10" mini-series set within the AMC universe, showcasing his ability to create engaging narratives that resonate with existing franchises

Notable Film Projects

  • "Lilith & Eve": Samuel directed and animated this comedy short film, a feminist reimagining of the Adam and Eve story. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022, where it was internationally acclaimed and won several awards, including a Vimeo Staff Pick. This project highlights Samuel's unique approach to blending traditional narratives with modern perspectives.

Current and Upcoming Work

  • "Sirènes": Samuel is actively directing this 10x22 minute adult comedy animation series for France TV, produced by Silex Films. This project is set to air in 2026 and exemplifies his continued commitment to innovative storytelling in animation.

  • He is also developing "Shaman Therapy," another adult comedy animation with Silex Films, which was selected at Cartoon Springboard 2023. This project further demonstrates his creative versatility and ability to engage audiences through animated content.

Additional Achievements

  • Toon Boom ambassador  2023.

  • BBC Comedy Writers Room: Samuel won this prestigious competition with his co-written sitcom "WHAT IF."

  • His film "ADRIFT," a dark comedy thriller, was commissioned by Fujifilm and selected in Oscar- and BAFTA-qualifying festivals.

  • "The Energy Within," featuring Paralympian Stef Reid, supported by BP and released in partnership with the Paralympic Games, reached a wide audience and was highly acclaimed.

  • ITV/Red Planet Prize: He was a finalist with his series "BLACK COWS GIVE WHITE MILK."

Samuel de Ceccatty’s diverse body of work reflects his robust storytelling capabilities and his passion for both visual and narrative innovation. For collaborations, inquiries, or more information on his projects, contact Sam.


British Cinematographer Magazine,


March 2021

“...Adam Suschitzky BSC and director Samuel de Ceccatty went overboard in creating a dramatically teasing, technically ambitious short film in a one-er.”

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