Sam Akina is an American writer and director of six feature films, over one hundred commercials and numerous music videos.​In 2006, Sam wrote and directed „Bullets, Blood and a Fistful of Ca$h”, a cult revenge thriller which was released domestically and in over 30 countries by Shoreline Entertainment. In 2010, he traveled to Warsaw, Poland to co-write a Polish Christmas romantic comedy in the vein of Love Actually for the TVN Network.​ Letters to Santa (Listy do M.) was released in Poland in 2011 and was the highest grossing Polish film of the previous 20 years. In 2015, Sam co-wrote his second Polish blockbuster, Planeta Singli, the 2nd highest grossing Polish film of 2016. The following year he co-wrote and directed the sequels which shot back to back and were released in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Planeta Singli 2 was the third highest grossing film in Poland in 2018 and Planeta Singli 3 was Poland’s 5th highest grossing film in 2019. That same year, Sam co-wrote and directed Mayday, which was the fourth highest grossing film in Poland in 2020.