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Full Name  Sam Chegini
Movies  Traveller
Role  Artist
Name  Sam Chegini
Nationality  Iranian

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.


Sam Chegini Sam Chegini Traveller Streaming Festival

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."


  • Plural+ FERA-LUCERO Award, United Nations Plural+ Youth Video Festival, for The Cops Don't Know (2016)
  • Best Music Video Award, ShortPole London, for The Cops Don't Know (2016)
  • Music Video of the Month, The Monthly Film Festival, for The Cops Don't Know (2016)
  • Best Music Video, The Motion Picture Film Festival, USA for Emotions of Tomorrow (2016)
  • Best short of the week, Reel13 WNET, PBS for Traveller music video (2014)
  • The Royal Reel Award for Traveller music video – Canada International Film Festival (2013)
  • 1st place – Music Video Category for 'Traveller – 9th Annual MY HERO International Film Festival 2013
  • 2nd place – Experimental/Music Video category for Traveller – The 6th Annual Boomtown Film and Music Festival, Texas (2013)
  • 3rd place – Best Film Poster for Maybe Sky – 11th Iranian Youth Cinema Society Film Festival (2011)
  • Best Video Art The Lyre of Mesopotamia, Persbook Art Festival, Iran (2009)
  • References

    Sam Chegini Wikipedia