Sam started his film and television journey when he was 14 working on Rove McManus's show The Loft Live on Channel 31. While completing his apprenticeship in Electrotechnology Entertainment and Servicing as a broadcast technician for SYN FM, 3RRRFm and 3MBS he started up Samurai AV.
Originally the business was based around servicing turntables for local DJs. This expanded into recording bands, hiring out event equipment, event production, audio visual installations, recording sound on film shoots, photography, running a live venue, voice over recording and of course filming.
After a decade of trying to do everything Sam reassessed and decided to focus on his passion of cinematography and photography.
Samurai AV became Samurai AV Film and Photography.
Adan Salas Cantu
Sound Recordist, Boom Operator, and Sound Designer
Born in Mexico and raised in Texas. Completed studies at the Vancouver Film School, graduating with a diploma in Sound Design for Visual Media, then moved to Mexico City to work within its thriving film industry. Adan has extensive experience working with North American productions. He has worked on set with Ben Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Adam Brooks (Bridget Jones, Wimbledon, Mozart in the Jungle), James Head (Battlestar Galactica, Stargate: Atlantis, The Twilight Zone), and more. Adan is a passionate and meticulous soundhead who believes in teamwork in order to achieve a greater end-product.