As a writer, three of Samuel's screenplays were Quarterfinalists in the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting, one was a Semifinalist in the Cannes Golden Plume Screenwriting Competition, one a Semifinalist in the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition, and one was sold to  legendary television Writer/Producer Stephan J. Cannell.  Samuel attended the UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program and writes screenplays of varying genres and budgets, some projects to sell, such as his recently completed Sci-Fi television pilot “The Farm”, which is one of Blacklist.com's Top Rated teleplays,  and other to produce and Direct independently. Samuel wrote a Novel based on  his screenplay "Sweet and Sour", and also writes television commercials and other branded video content.