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Sam Siversson – The Cat woman
Director, Writer, Editor | The Cat Woman
Sam Siversson is a Perth-based filmmaker with a passion for telling thought-provoking stories. In 2019, Sam completed her Bachelor of Screen Arts at Curtin University, where she wrote and directed the award-winning short documentary, Kia Kaha. In 2020, Sam directed and shot the dark comedy, Open Up, which has seen success in multiple film festivals around the world, including CinefestOz in 2021. After completing her master’s degree at the WA Screen Academy in 2021, Sam has worked on numerous television commercials where she hopes to further her career as a producer/writer.