“The Sam Story” Short Film by Richard Noble

Starting with the true story of American twins Jim Lewis, Jim Springer, and their freakishly identical lives after being separated at birth, Richard Noble’s RCA grad film looks beyond the spooky coincidences into the concept of free will.

Richard Noble: “The two films I have made at the RCA, Wandaland (2019) and The Sam Story (2020) converge on a few themes: identity, mystery, human psychology, and my lifelong love/hate relationship with popular culture.

“They’re also the most ambitious projects I’ve ever undertaken, with each film taking almost a year to complete.

“They’re the culmination of many technical and creative skills I’ve spent years developing, incorporating CGI, 2D animation, digital painting, and extensive After Effects compositing.

“While I’ve benefited from some talented collaborators, almost everything you see (as opposed to hear) in my films is my own work, from the graphic design to the character animation.”

Director/animator: Richard Noble
Background character animator/clean-up cafe scene: Hong Gabal

Music: Natalie Tsupryk
Sound designer: Ruanth Chrisley Thyssen
Narrator: Mike DelGaudio
Voice (Sam Springer and Sam Lewis): John Summerson
Voice (TV philosopher): Mike Wyeld

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