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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 June 1988London, England, UK
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sam Baron is a writer and director based in London. His short films have 6 million hits on YouTube, and in 2014 he won a Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his spec screenplay 'The Science Of Love And Laughter'. The script was also featured on the Brit List.

When he was 12 years old, he made his first feature film - a dark comedy about reality television. It was never released, but he continued making short films during his teenage years. When he was 17, he created a UK response to the Saturday Night Live (1975) rap video "Lazy Sunday". This response garnered half a million hits on YouTube, and a live version was performed on the BBC2 show Let Me Entertain You.

This video led to a string of other viral successes, which were collected in his surreal comedy sketch-show pilot "Lemon Party". The pilot was picked up by UKTV, who broadcast the sketches as part of another show, MyTV: Homegrown (2006). Sam and his co-writer Raphael were invited to host two episodes of that show, performing original material written for the occasions. The first version of the hour-long Christmas Special they presented was decided to be too controversial and was subsequently banned. They were also commissioned to produce a global warming awareness video in Japan, which was shown around the world at Al Gore's Live Earth events in 2007, and screened on MTV worldwide.

In 2008, he created an "anti-sitcom" pilot entitled "House Of The Rising Egos". The show was a faux-documentary about four university students who move into their first house together, and was filmed in the same house where the co-creators lived. It started off as a series of short webisodes on YouTube, but when these became popular, the decision was made to create a pilot for the show. It was never developed with a broadcaster, but remains online.

In 2011, he found viral success online again with a music video for the band Emily and The Woods. It received 3 million hits on YouTube and was also broadcast on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch. In 2014, he was signed by Amanda Davis, an agent at Curtis Brown in London, and shortly afterwards his spec feature 'The Science Of Love And Laughter' won him an Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship.

He continues to develop material for film and television, and to produce short films and comedy videos for YouTube and his own website.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: jabbawocky1994

Trivia (8)

His second documentary, "Family Rights Group", was screened at The Barbican Cinema in London on December 14th 2004 as a double-bill with Ladybird Ladybird (1994). It was introduced by director Ken Loach.
His uncle is the director Ash Baron-Cohen.
He was featured very briefly in the documentary 'They Made Me Do It Too: The Cult of Donnie Darko' on the Director's Cut DVD for the film Donnie Darko (2001).
His cousin is William Greenblatt.
He is related to Mark Robson.
His UK response to the Saturday Night Live (1975) rap video "Lazy Sunday" was downloaded over 50,000 times in the first month it was online. It received praise from SNL writer Jorma Taccone and "Lazy Monday" creators Mark Feuerstein and Sam Friedlander, and a clip from the video was featured on CNN.
Cousin, once removed, of Sacha Baron Cohen and Erran Baron Cohen.

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