About Helpful Films


Based in London in the UK, Helpful Films is run by freelance filmmaker and animator Sam Care.

Sam has 10 years of experience making films. Clients include multinational companies, startups, government bodies, non-profit organisations, universities and museums.

Depending on the project, Sam works in one of three ways:

- He does the filming, editing and/or animation himself

- He directs a film crew on location

- He dispatches a freelance filmmaker from Helpful Films' network and edits what they shoot


Sam studied Politics & American Studies at Nottingham University. As part of his degree, he spent a year studying at UC Berkeley in California. It was there that he started taking photos and writing for newspapers and music magazines.

After coming home and graduating from Nottingham, Sam took a post-grad course in newspaper journalism in Sheffield. When he graduated, he moved to London and into TV production instead of newspapers.

He tried out TV-land for a while but then switched to the charity world, where he worked for a few years as an in-house multimedia producer - designing websites, graphics and making films. Sam left the charity sector in 2013 to freelance as a filmmaker and animator.

Get in touch

Please give Sam a call or send him an email if you would like to work together.

+44(0)7540 163 663