A born and bred New Yorker Sami Bass is a writer, producer, actress and casting assistant. As a young adult Sami began her acting career in student and independent films. During this time she performed in such films as Disney's Step Up 3D, and the DGA Award Winning student film Alex. After spending time on various sets her love for all things film bloomed and she expanded into casting as an assistant at Mark Saks Casting. As she continued her pursuits as an actress and casting assistant, Sami expanded into producing, assistant producing Naomi McDougall Jones' second feature film, Bite Me. Sami has also jumped into gender parity activism in the industry joining The 51 Fund as Executive Assistant in 2016, and eventually founding her very own non-profit tech startup, MoviesByHer.com, a site cataloguing and promoting women's films, providing audiences and female filmmakers direct access to each other.
Sami is also currently producing two films she wrote: the upcoming feature film The Mentor, and the short film Stag Party, along with co-producing the short film Miracle Baby by Stephen Fechter and producing the TV Pilot Stretched by Joseph Blake Menzel with Executive Producer Erin Glass.
Stretched is a workplace comedy set in the fitness world created by Joseph Blake Menzel and Jared Prudoff-Smith, from Emmy award-winning Executive Producer Erin Glass. Written and co-directed by Joseph Blake Menzel, Co-Directed by Erin Glass, produced by Sami Bass.
Sami Co-Produced Miracle Baby, and independent short Directed by Michelle Bossy, Written and Produced by Steven Fechter, and Produced by Nancy Nagrant. The film starred Nancy Nagrant and Steven Kunken. Miracle Baby is currently in post production.
Independent Feature Film
Naomi McDougall Jones' second feature film, Bite Me, is a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her. Directed by Meredith Edwards. Produced by Naomi McDougall Jones, Sarah Wharton, Joanne Zippel and Jack Lechner. Sami served as Assistant Producer on this amazing film.
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