Prior to attending the London Film School, Samuel worked as a medical doctor for several years after graduating from Newcastle University Medical School in 2011. During his university years Samuel was heavily involved with The Newcastle University Theatre Society as an actor, director and writer.
Samuel wrote several plays during that time and won the Best Writing and Best Play awards at the Newcastle New Writing Festival several years running. He also won the People's Choice Award at the Durham International Drama Festival with his play Dust.
Samuel's one act play Cannes was taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it received glowing reviews praising Samuel's writing in particular. After making a decision to leave full time medicine, Samuel is focused towards developing a career as a screenwriter and currently has several TV series and a feature film in development with a number of production companies.