Samuel Ogilvie’s multi-faceted creative journey began in Jamaica, where he spent the first 6 years of his life… beginning with acting, he participated in a family-led theatrical performance for his neighborhood when he was 5 years old. In later years he would continue along the path of the arts through high school, T.A. Marryshow Community College and Florida International University, culminating in his decision to jump into a professional video production career since 2012
His interest in video can be traced back to 2006, when he opened his first YouTube channel to experiment with editing and action scenes. Since then, Samuel has worked with, and assisted regional and international filmmakers with productions here in Grenada, including Venice Biennale artist alum Billy Gerard Frank and Oscar-winning producer Lauren Beck.
The acting bug never left him either. Samuel made his professional acting debut with Francis Urias Peters’ theater company as “Edward Moses” in SHATTERED EXPECTATIONS in 2007. He has appeared in 9 theatrical productions and several television commercials since then. He even appeared as an extra on the short-lived “Charlie’s Angels” ABC reboot in 2010.
Samuel’s voice has also been an instrument of creativity. Its most notable use has been for voiceover narration and voice acting in numerous television and radio commercials as well as several radio dramas. He’s also tried his hand at recording music, releasing several original tracks between 2006 and 2010, receiving airplay regionally. The experience laid the groundwork that allowed him to work in the Grenadian music industry as songwriter, PR officer and artist manager for Metronome Records.
Samuel Ogilvie’s creative journey is far from over too… with scriptwriting for short and feature films under way, an interest in creating traditional art and music always lurking nearby, and much more in store, he remains eternally invested in the arts.
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