Christopher Sampson was born in Adelaide, Australia and is currently based in South-East Queensland. Involved in the arts from a young age, he was a member of Adelaide-based youth circus company Cirkidz for twelve years, performing in major productions and countless professional functions, building a mature and proactive approach to creative work.
Christopher’s first short film, A GLOBAL WARNING (2012), was awarded third place at the University of South Australia’s Aspiring Filmmakers Competition, competing against graduate university students while still in high school. His short experimental drama DRIFT (2016) screened at several international festivals. His thesis film, MILES (2017) premiered as part of the Short Film Corner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and FlickerFest 2018, and has screened in a dozen international festivals. In 2019, Christopher completed his latest short film, EROS (2019), and he continues to work with a range of companies in various capacities. He has worked on numerous other projects as an Editor and in other Post Production roles.
Christopher's roots as a performer imbue his cinematic work, with a clear focus on intimate movements and visceral experiences, always with a unique sensitivity and humanity.
He is currently working towards his debut feature film, a multi-narrative drama film that explores the interconnecting lives of four families.