Samantha has held numerous senior executive positions at Australian screen agencies including Screen Australia and Screen NSW, managing the creative development and financing of projects including The Sapphires and The Rocket. Jennings joined forces with Kristina Ceyton and founded Causeway Films in 2014 and worked on The Babadook (2013), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was an international cultural sensation as well as winning Jennings an AACTA Award for Best Film. Causeway was subsequently awarded a Feature Enterprise grant and Gender Matters Brilliant Careers grant to foster female screen talent. She co-produced Cargo (2017) starring Martin Freeman, which was Australia’s first Netflix Original feature film. It was released in May 2018 and nominated for five AACTA awards. This was followed by Buoyancy which premiered at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Ecumenical Jury Prize. She received her first APSA nomination for Best Youth Feature Film for producing Buoyancy.

Accolades

Rodd Rathjen and Samantha Jennings and Kristina Ceyton and Rita Walsh
Best Youth Film, 2019

Buoyancy

Best Youth Film, 2019

Buoyancy

In rural Cambodia, spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can…

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Films

Buoyancy
2019

Buoyancy

Australia
2019

Buoyancy

In rural Cambodia, spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can…

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