Dennis Samuelsson

Dennis Samuelsson

Combining skills, interests, passions and try to accumulate that into a profession is a difficult thing that all privileged people strive for. I’ve always had a leaning towards the creative, such as art in a any form, shape or size. I found early on that film was a medium were I could practice all my interests at once. I had gone through school being a writer with a pursuit for journalism. Modern society, politics and history were subjects that enthused me, but they weren’t being stimulated. Creating factual content as a writer/director is where I’ve really found a home. Being able to work with something that gives you so much in terms of knowledge but also emotionally with all the responsibility it brings is very humbling. I often like to create slow paced-pieces that makes you think. I use a lot of symbolism and like to make it as objective as possible as I am a fan of letting the audience make their own interpretations, and so prolonging it’s life in a sense. In the future I hope to continue my work within the genre and explore more ways of bringing people's voices to the screen.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground