Sam Kelly directed the Wellington winners of the 48 Hours short film competition for three years running, from 2006 to 2008. After completing a Masters in Scriptwriting at Victoria University he was named SPADA NZ Young Film-maker of the Year, then made Lambs, a short about a teenager in gangland New Zealand. It screened at numerous festivals worldwide, including Berlin and Clermont-Ferrand. He is currently making commercials and developing his first feature.
...part of the reason I wanted to make the film was to illuminate what kids in our own country are going through, so it's important to me that New Zealanders see it. Sam Kelly, on his short film Lambs, in The Dominion-Post, 27 July 2012, page A9