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Samantha Elizabeth Mott

Samantha is an artist, actor and filmmaker from New Zealand and Australia. As a craftsman, she worked with world-acclaimed Weta Workshop making special effects for The Hobbit, Narnia, Man of Steel, District 9 and Elysium, and on other blockbusters in North America. Samantha is also a performer with a passion for adventure sports. She is a ... See full bio »

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Known For

District 9 Art Department
Elysium Special Effects
Warcraft Art Department


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (2 credits)
 2017 Spinward Traveller (TV Movie)
Reega Shaddack
 2013/I The Offering (Short)
Damsel (as Samantha Swords)
Hide Hide Show Show Special effects (2 credits)
 2013/I Elysium (specialty costume & props model making department: Weta Workshop - as Samantha Mott)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (workshop technician: WETA Workshop)
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 2016 Warcraft (scenic sculptor)
 2009 District 9 (props builder: Weta Workshop - as Samantha Mott)

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Alternate Names:

Samantha Mott | Samantha Swords


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Always being afraid means you always have an opportunity to be brave. See more »


As well as studying medieval close combat, Samantha trained for 6 months as a jouster with master blade-smith Peter Lyon, who has created hundreds of famous weapons for film.


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