Hari Sama is a Mexican director, screenwriter, actor, producer and musician and the founding partner of Catatonia production studio.
He is the guiding light of post-punk band Noble Savage.
He studied the Film Director career at the Cinematographic Training Center (CCC) and musical composition at the Center for Research and Music Studies in Mexico City (CIEM). From a young age he's been split between the two passions: film and music. With the release of his second film, The Dream of Lu, he became one of the most convincing voices in new Mexican independent film. With clear humanist tendencies, his movies are characterized by their depth. Although they portray consistently painful realities, they seek out spaces for personal transfiguration.
Hari Sama has become one of the most convincing voices of the new independent cinema in Mexico. His films traverse pain and space, dark impulses and light.
His films have received notable attention from the world’s most important festivals, like thencluding San Sebastian International Film Festival, Sundance International Film Festival, TriBeCa, BFI London, Shanghai International Film Festival, Biarritz Latin American Film Festival, the Malaga Festival, Mar del Plata, The Montreal World Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, and Morelia International Film Festival, among others.
His most recent film, This is not Berlin, premiered internationally at Sundance Film Festival in January of 2019 and later in the theaters in United States, with the participation of Samuel Goldwyn, before being acquired by HULU. It recieved glowing reviews from LA Times, Variety, Screen Daily, Out Magazine and many others, and it took part in festivals throughout the world, winnin four awards at the Malaga Film Festival.
He is currently in the final stages of development of his first US film, I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive, produced by H2L Productions (12 Monkeys, Saving Private Ryan), as well as creating his first television series along with Fábula (Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín) and Fremantle International for APPLE. He is about to direct a limited series, a contemporary version of Anna Karenina in six episodes, with Endemol Shine.
As a producer, he has just premiered the feature film 50 or Two Whales Meet on the Beach from director Jorge Cuchí.
His most recent works include: The Beautiful Lie a limited series that is a Contemporary version of Anna Karenina in six episodes, by the hand of Endemol Shine where he also participated as a Executive Producer and Batman Desenterrado that in just two days became one of the most listened Podcast of Latin America, collaborating for the Spotify biggest global project in collaboration with Fábula.