THE AUTHOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"What I have discovered from the responses I've received from so many readers of the book is, there are a lot of blind ponies out there. If my journey brings hope or perseverance to even one person, I know it was worth telling my story."

With a career that has spanned music, film, and advertising, Samantha Hart is no stranger to Hollywood. As an award-winning Creative Director, her creative marketing campaigns brought prominence

and Academy Awards to films such as “Fargo,” “Dead Man Walking,” and “Boys Don’t Cry,” while earning cult status for independent features, “Four Weddings and A Funeral,” “Usual Suspects,” and 

“Dazed and Confused,” which is enjoying a resurgence in popularity from the recent release of the book “Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused” for which Sam was interviewed about her campaign and the eponymous stoned happy face poster which became an icon for the film.

 

Sam went on to build a successful company in the advertising industry, Foundation, overseeing over forty employees with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles. Under Sam’s leadership, Foundation earned 

a reputation as an early disrupter of the traditional production and post-production models, combining the two under one roof.

 

Blind Pony As True A Story As I Can Tell is her first book. Sam is currently at work on a coffee table book of drawings and musings including poetry and short stories  as well as a yet untitled novel.

She currently resides in Los Angles with her husband, James Lipetzky, and the couples' two teenage sons. She also has a grown daughter.