SAM DOWNIE BRINGS IDEAS TO LIFE, WITH PASSION ( & CODE).
Sam also creates branding, web design, social media marketing, short films or investigative journalism, he prides himself on putting creativity at the heart of everything he does, working with a wide range of international clients.
Sam started out some 20+ years ago in New Zealand when he fronted the weekly Jazz Show on Radio Active 89fm in Wellington. There he found his chops and enthusiasm as a Presenter and Voice. He returned to Britain and joined The Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre as an actor, where he found his feet on the stage of the world’s oldest working theatre.
Sam is equally at ease in front of a large audience, out on location, broadcasting in a studio and particularly thrives in a live environment – he’s extremely professional, focused, experienced and relaxed in front of the camera and the radio mic. Sam is often invited to contribute to various national, international and local radio programmes and television shows, who wish to draw upon his expertise.
ACH SMITH : JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH
Listen to the Podcast interview:
Podcast Interview Duration: 55 Minutes
David Bowie accomplished many things during his long career, but it’s impossible to discuss that career without a nod to his bizarre but unforgettable role as the Goblin King in Jim Henson’s movie Labyrinth. The film, which turns 30 years old this June (in 2016), has somewhat improbably become one of David Bowie’s most memorable projects. So in honor of the artist, who passed away Sunday 11th January 2016, at the age of 69, let’s look back at the glorious weirdness that began its life as box office flop and has since become a beloved cult classic.
In August, 2011 the Jim Henson Company celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the cult Jim Henson film “Labyrinth”. In this exclusive audio interview, listen to Sam Downie interviewing novelist A.C.H Smith who wrote the novelisation to the movie.
In this interview, listen to the original songs from ‘Labyrinth’ performed by David Bowie, plus hear an extract from the ‘Labyrinth’ novel read by the author himself!
Want MORE!? – CLICK HERE to read the full story about the interview, and how Sam Downie got involved with the re-telling of the cult Jim Henson movie.
Labyrinth is NOW AVAILABLE in hardback from www.archaia.com, with supplementary material, including many pages of notes and illustrations from Jim Henson.