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.