Writer and Director for Film and Television

Sam most recently directed all four episodes of You Don't know Me, a brand new drama series for Snowed-in Productions, written by Tom Edge. It is based on the bestselling novel by Imran Mahmood and airs on Sunday 5th December at 9pm on BBC One.

Sam previously directed the Bulletproof  Special for Vertigo and Sky set in Cape Town, having also directed the Season 2 finale. He also recently directed on Ackley Bridge  for The Forge and Channel 4. His first feature My Pure Land,  is set and filmed in Pakistan and based on the extraordinary true story of one woman and her family who defended their home and land from 200 bandits. It premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and was the UK submission to the Oscars in the Foreign Language category. Sam was also nominated as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.

Previously Sam’s short film Two Dosas,  funded by Film London, was voted best film in their London Calling Plus category by David Yates and then went on to pick up numerous awards on the festival circuit; winning at London Short Film Festival, Aspen shortsfest, River to River in Florence and Shufflefest voted by Danny Boyle. Sam also wrote and directed Adha Cup  which was the first Urdu language drama commissioned by Channel Four, going on to develop it as a six part TV series with the BBC.



Director & Creator 

Producer Bill Kenwright
Writer Sarmad Masud

Based on the amazing true story of a woman and her family who defended their home and land from 200 bandits. 

Bill Kenwright Ltd
Producer Rachelle Constant
  • Himesh Patel
  • Eleanor Wyld
  • Film London - London Calling Scheme


    In development
    In development


    Writer & Director 

    Adha Cup
    1 x 30'
    Producer Vicki Patterson
  • Jeff Mirza
  • Balvinder Sopal
  • Ace Bhatti
  • Rez Kempton
  • Comedy for the Channel 4's Coming Up
    IWC Media for Channel Four


    Producer Rienkje Attoh & Ruth Kenley-Letts (Exec)
    Writer Tom Edge
  • Samuel Adewunmi
  • Sophie Wilde
  • Bukky Bakray
  • Michael Balogun
  • Snowed-In Productions for BBC One
    Creator Nick Love, Noel Clarke & Ashley Walters
    Vertigo Films for Sky One
    Creator Nick Love, Noel Clarke & Ashley Walters
  • Noel Clarke
  • Jason Maza
  • Ashley Walters
  • Vertigo Films for Sky One
    Creator Ayub Khan Din & Kevin Erlis
  • Sunetra Sarker
  • The Forge for Channel 4
    5 x 30'
    Creator Phil Redmond
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4


    Greenacre Productions

    Adaptation of the book of the same name.

    Constant Productions
    In Development
    In development