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Behind the Scenes Series and Free "Trying"

A Night to Remember

It happened! Trying screened at the TCL Chinese Theatre last month as part of HollyShorts' Screening Series, shown alongside 2023 Oscar-Nominated and BAFTA-winning short film An Irish Goodbye, and Izabel Pakzad's short Don't Worry, it's Gonna Be OK produced by James Franco.

The night was truly a dream! Combining wistful Hollywood history with fresh, buzzing works, I'm so appreciative of the overwhelming amount of Trying/SamSkape Fam members that came out to celebrate the event. Thank you all so much for your support. For anyone who would like an inside look into the evening, be sure to check out the Trying Team red carpet photos, Sam speaking at the filmmaker Q&A, and more here.


Trying Behind the Scenes

Want to experience what it was like shooting on the set of Trying? Curious about what it took to write, raise funds, and shoot the film? A slew of behind-the-scenes videos from on-set (and more!) are now available, watch them here.


15-Year SamSkape Anniversary

After an exciting beginning to 2023, Sam felt nostalgic and threw together a throwback reel of all of the videos and films made by (what is now) SamSkape Productions, dating back as far as 2008. For a glimpse into the past (and of baby filmmaker Sam!) check out the video here.


Trying now Streaming Free


SamSkape Projects

Sam has been busy at work with new clients and projects shooting events, designing graphics and websites, and more. Though her latest (and favorite!) work endeavor is managing the 25-student stage crew of her local middle school's production of Frozen Jr., performing next month. For more SamSkape work, click here.


Enjoy Trying?

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