Samm Haillay is lead producer at Third Films and has eight feature credits to his name; four are works of fiction and four are documentaries. His short film productions have won more than 45 awards including at the Berlin, Venice, Edinburgh and Chicago film festivals. Many of his feature films have premiered at Cannes. He is a member and sat on the Short Film Jury in Berlin 2010 to award the Golden Bear. Samm has been a patron of several film festivals and is a film academic.