Hey, I'm Samantha!

Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Samantha Kolesnik is a writer and filmmaker living in Pennsylvania. She is one of the co-founders of the Women in Horror Film Festival, a festival showcasing women creatives in genre filmmaking. Samantha is also the founder and director of the PA Indie Shorts Film Festival. Samantha has served as a guest juror and judge at multiple film events, including Les Femmes Underground Film Festival, GenreBlast Film Festival, Nightmares Film Festival, and more. Recent films she's worked on, Rainy Season and I Baked Him a Cake, have won multiple awards on the festival circuit.


Samantha's prose has been published in nationally regarded literary magazines and in 2015, she founded the literary magazine, Five on the Fifth, for which she served as editor-in-chief for its inaugural year. Her screenplays have garnered attention at film festivals internationally. Samantha is a strong advocate for community through art and believes that people can come together, through creative expression, to enact positive social change.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

VR Food

New York Short
Comedy, Horror

Unstable inventors stalk a filmmaker, after mistaking an art film, 'VR Food,' as a deadly rival.


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles Short
Horror, Drama

A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth.


This project got the green light!

Wolves Inside

Austin Short
Western, Drama

A female-led western that explores the duality of good and evil that struggles within us all and the unexpected path it leads us.


This project got the green light!

The Morning After

Los Angeles Series

That Section 8 Seinfeld: a band of aging and unskilled, ambitious, yet unmotivated underdog's heroic journey to make ends meet.


This project got the green light!

Mama's Boy

Downingtown Short
Drama, Horror

A young man's life spirals into depravity and madness when he confronts the trauma of his childhood.


This project got the green light!

Monstr Web Series

Seattle Series
Horror, LGBTQ

Mixing horror, comedy, and LGBT themes, Monstr is about a young gay man who downloads the wrong dating app and meets literal monsters!


This project got the green light!


New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.


This project got the green light!

People Die in This Movie

Chicago Short

Five friends are terrorized on their spring break camping trip.


This project got the green light!

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