Sam Davey

Directors' agent

OB Management

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Sam Davey is Senior Director’s Agent at OB Management, heading up the music video department of one of the country’s leading director’s agencies.  OB represents the rosters of Agile, Bullion, Division, Familia, Great Guns, London Alley, Lowkey, Smuggler and a wealth of independent directors.

With over 13 years experience as a director’s rep at OB, Sam has helped nurture the careers and talent of many leading directors from around the world

Sam Davey
I was born in….
Sunny Southend

I now live in…
Sunny Southend

But if I could live anywhere, it would be…
New Orleans

Right now, I’m binge-watching…
Lost (again)

The last track I listened to was…
Goat ‘Let It Burn'

I dream about…
Music video treatments

The app I couldn’t survive without is…
Instagram

Social media is…
A necessary evil

When we can travel again, I’ll be heading to…
An all inclusive in Tenerife probably

The most important lesson I’ve learned in 2020…
Be kind to one another

The best/worst thing about lockdown was…
Spending more time with my 4 year old Marlowe.  Drinking was good and bad in equal measure.

What the film industry needs is…
Better transparency

What I wish I’d known when I was starting my career…
That I’d be dreaming of music video treatments

The best advice I’ve ever been given…
If you can’t sell it in a sentence or two, it’s probably not that great to begin with.

The film I wish I’d made…
Over The Top (Sly Stallone Arm wrestling 80’s classic!)

My biggest inspiration is…
My elder brother

The person I would canonise is…
Bruce Springsteen

If I wasn’t a rep... I’d be…
a darts player

My last meal would be…
Spicy pizza and a lemon tart. Heineken on the side