After studying 3D animation at SupInfoCom, Samuel started his career at Buf Animation Studio. For 10 years he built up his experience as a special effects and animation supervisor in cinema and advertising. After the success of his short film "Vache Folle", Sam started working as an animation director in advertising. In 2008 his short film "Meme les pigeons vont au paradis" was nominated for an Oscar.
Since then, Sam has been steadily working, directing both advertisements and shorts, notably in 2010 with the 3 short films for the Despicable Me franchise: "Banana", "Home Make Over", and "Orientation Day".
He recently directed his first long animation movie, "Around the World in 80 Days".