Director Sam Macon Joins One at Optimus
March 7, 2017 by Screenmag
ONE, the production arm of Optimus, has added Director Sam Macon to its roster. The director brings his experience as an art director, which is reflected in his work as a comedy director, documentary filmmaker, music video director, writer/content developer and photographer.
“Jonah Mueller (ONE at Optimus Executive Producer) and I worked closely with Sam for years, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with him again,” says ONE Executive Producer/Managing Director Lisa Masseur. “Not only is he great at comedy, documentary and lifestyle shooting for brands, but he’s a noted long form filmmaker whose documentary feature ‘Sign Painters’ has been widely acclaimed. Sam brings an incredible energy to every project and he is known for his eye for detail and his focus on performance and story.”
Macon has shot projects across the U.S., Argentina, France and Russia for clients including AirTran Airways, Autotrader.com, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Qdoba, State Farm and Sub Pop Records. Most recently and since 2007, Sam was with Radar Studios. Before that, he shot his own work and toured with a punk rock band.
“I want to tell the best stories possible while collaborating with the most creatively energetic people in the industry,” says Macon. “This not only includes agency creatives, but every person in the filmmaking process from production assistants to colorists. That's why I'm thrilled to be joining the roster at ONE. The people at ONE and Optimus – from live action production to post to design – are such a creative, robust group. I am thrilled to be a part of such a forward-thinking company, and I look forward to telling some good stories and engaging in the collaborative and creative process of filmmaking with such a stellar team.”
Sam’s background in stop motion filmmaking will also be an asset to Optimus’ growing team. He will oversee the stop motion collective, Uptime, and will continue to hone his skills at bringing everyday objects and brands to life through stop motion animation in conjunction with the Design team at Optimus.