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"We’re very excited to welcome Samantha Aldana (@1samanthaaldana) to the Hôtel Studios roster for short-form and branded content! Sam is an award-winning Belizean-American director/writer based in Los Angeles. She is inspired by stories that use genre elements to explore the human condition and is heavily influenced by the storytelling traditions of her multicultural upbringing in South Mississippi and the Caribbean. Sam’s work leans deep into visual storytelling and magical realism. She’s worked with a number of clients to create beautiful and thought-provoking worlds on screen.

In film, Sam’s debut feature film, SHAPELESS, was selected as a 2020 fellow of The Gotham Narrative Lab and premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. The film is distributed by XYZ Films. Most recently, Samantha directed a short film titled ANGELS for 20th Digital that is currently streaming on Hulu as a part of Bite Size Halloween."

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