Whilst studying Medicine at Newcastle University, Samuel wrote several award-winning one-act plays including Cannes, which received critical praise at The Edinburgh Festival, and Dust, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Durham International Drama Festival. 

After working as a full-time doctor for two years, Samuel left the profession in order to follow his passion for writing and complete a master’s degree in Screenwriting at The London Film School. Since graduating with Merit from The LFS in 2014, Samuel has continued to build his career in screenwriting whilst still working as a freelance doctor in the Emergency Room.
Samuel won the BAFTA / Rocliffe comedy initiative in 2015 and had his work showcased at The New York Television Festival.

After this his medical drama series Incision was optioned by ITV Studios. Samuel has recently finished work on his debut novel, part of a five book series entitled The Pentas Collection. Samuel wrote the short film Gypsy's Kiss, which won the Director's UK Challenge ALEXA competition in 2017 and his short film script Rummage was a finalist in the Short Scripts Short Film Fund 2018. Samuel is also the writer of two short films created for German director Dieter Primig, The Boy In The Snow and Stray Love, both filming in 2019.

Samuel graduated from the Serial Eyes programme at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie (DFFB) in Berlin, Europe's premier postgraduate training programme for television writers and producers in 2018. He currently has a number of television, film and web-series projects in various stages of development for both the UK and European markets.



Writer & Creator 

110 Weeks
10 x 5'

Comedy web-series

8 x 45'

Television drama series

H&V Entertainment
In development
1 x 60'

Original medical drama

ITV Studios
In development
Winner: BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Call
1 x 30'

Sitcom set in an A&E department of a busy London hospital

In development


10 x 30'

Sci-fi drama web series

Rose Mecanique
In development



Winner: The People’s Choice Award, The Durham International Drama Festival
Director Samuel Jefferson
  • Samuel Jefferson
  • George Aldridge
  • Richard Speir
  • One-Act play about two people who get trapped in various classic novels

    Durham Drama Festival
    Winner: Best Writing, Newcastle University New Writing Festival
    Director Dani Cancelliere & Matt Doyle
  • Edward Lowcock
  • Hannah Costanzo
  • George Alldridge
  • Ben Schwarz
  • Katy Covell
  • Comedy about a writer attending Cannes who punches an old friend on the red carpet

    Edinburgh Fringe Festival


    Civilised Society
    Winner: Best Play, Newcastle University New Writing Festival

    One-Act Play



    Director Dieter Primig
    Director Dieter Primig