|Full Name Sam Chegini|
|Name Sam Chegini|
|Born 27 January 1992 (age 23) (1992-01-27) Tehran, Iran|
Notable work The Lyre of Mesopotamia (2009) Traveller (2012)
Awards Royal Reel Award for Traveller (2013), 2nd place Boomtown Film & Music Festival for Traveller (2013), Persbook Art Award for the Lyre of Mesopotamia
Known for Illustration, Music video, Video art, Graphic design, Puppetry
Linde nijland bert ridderbos traveller clip made by sam chegini
Sam Chegini (Persian: سام چگینی) is an award winning Iranian artist born in Tehran in 1992 in an artistic family.
In 2009 Sam joined VOP (Voice of Peace), a group that worked on reconstructing ancient Persian musical instruments, sponsored by United Nations Human Settlements Programme and IAARA. He made the artistic film The Lyre of Mesopotamia, which received an award for 'best video art' in the 1st Persbookart Contest on Facebook in 2010. In 2011 Dutch singer/songwriter Linde Nijland asked him to make a music video for her song "Traveller", after having seen a video he made for the song 'A Spaceman Came Travelling' by Chris de Burgh. Traveller has been the official selection of many prestigious music video and film festivals around the globe and has been screened in different countries so far. In 2013, Sam won the Royal Reel Award from Canada International Film Festival for this music video and it was also voted no. 1 in the Frisian charts in the Klipkar+TV programme.
in 2016 Sam made an animated music video for renowned British comedian, actor, musician, Sir Lenny Henry, titled "The Cops Don't Know" which was premiered on Classic Rock Magazine on April 20, 2016. Henry praised the video in his interview with Classic Rock Magazine saying the video has a "labour of love" style and "Sam is clearly gifted."