He starred in the Australian horror movie Road Train as Marcus, and also acted in the Australian movie Drowning with Elephant Princess star Miles Szanto, directed by Craig Boreham.
In 2009, he was cast as Brent in the Australian horror/thriller movie The Loved Ones in the lead role opposite Robin Mc Leavy.
Although it received several award nominations, the film was a financial failure.
Young, handsome and enigmatic, he attracts the attention of a doctor with his bizarre claim that he experiences life in reverse. He simply found the film's complex concept compelling.
That is, he remembers the future, but not the past. Not surprisingly, writer/director Cris Jones (a Brit-born Sydney-sider) admits his cast did occasionally come up to him asking for help in getting their minds around the abstract concept behind his debut feature film. The film is structured as a faux-documentary in the style of Woody Allen's 1983 classic .
In a novel piece of casting, it stars Rachel Ward (aka Mrs Bryan Brown) as Ada and Ward's daughter Matilda Brown as the younger version of her character.
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as well as an older sister, Bridget, a stage manager.
Despite completing his senior secondary years at Rostrevor College, Samuel undertook final year drama at Christian Brothers College under the tutelage of Amanda Portus, where he played the part of Tom Snout (the wall) in Rostrevor College's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as playing "Belvile" in CBC's production of Aphra Behn's The Rover (The Banished Cavaliers).
Samuel later attended Flinders University Drama Centre in 2005, where he studied under renowned acting teacher Professor Julie Holledge. Samuel made his debut on the Australian TV show Mc Leod's Daughters in 2003.
In this lively interview Jones and Samuel discuss the film, their relationship to time and the influences behind the movie, which include the cryptic reference emblazooned on the shirt Cris Jones is wearing.
Across it - as you will see - is the word "Tralfamadore".