" If my journey brings hope or perseverance to even one person, I know it was worth telling my story."
An award-winning Creative Director/Writer, Sam is also an experienced director and producer. As a creative director, she's been instrumental in the creative development of campaigns for films, brands, and non-profits. Her creative direction for United Way Chicago, entitled "We're All Connected," earned her the prestigious Gold Hugo Award.
Samantha's career began in the entertainment industry, under the mentorship of David Geffen at his venerable record label, Geffen Records working with artists Nirvana, Guns' N Roses, and Aerosmith. She went on to become Creative Director at Gramercy Pictures (now Focus Films.) Samantha's creative vision brought prominence to such independent features as Dazed and Confused, Fargo, The Usual Suspects, and Four Weddings And A Funeral. She continued her run of hits at Fox Searchlight with Waking Ned Devine and Boys Don't Cry before moving to Universal Pictures as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. Segueing to commercial advertising in 2004, she owned and operated Foundation Content, the production/editorial powerhouse she co-founded in Chicago with James Lipetzky, before the duo rebranded in Los Angeles as Wild Bill Creative in 2017.
BLIND PONY As True A Story As I Can Tell, is Sam's first book, and was published on March 15, 2021, now available everywhere. Publisher's Weekly calls it "Unforgettable and raw… Hart's powerful debut, a gritty memoir rife with graphic details of abuse and triumph over it will break hearts." Kirkus Reviews raves, "Hart is a gifted storyteller…the book is ultimately inspirational.
Samantha is currently working on a novel entitled, "The Capricious Life of Charlie Lane," as well a a volume of drawings and prose called, "When I Was A Muse."