Sam Blair is a London-based documentary filmmaker whose work is resolutely steered towards the cinema. A graduate of the UK's National Film and Television School, since making his BFI and adidas funded debut feature, Personal Best, he has worked on a series of high-profile films. In 2014 he directed the ESPN 30 for 30, Maradona '86, a hymn to the theatre of football and its most beguiling player, produced by John Battsek for Passion Pictures. He went on to work with Passion again on the feature documentary Keep Quiet, an account of the remarkable personal transformation a Neo-Nazi politician undertakes on discovering he is Jewish, which premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. That year he also directed an episode of Captive, a Netflix original documentary series, produced by Simon Chinn’s Lightbox, that explores the charged personal and political drama that unfolds when two kidnapped American missionaries become unwitting symbols of the War on Terror. Sam has just completed Make Us Dream, a feature documentary about the footballer Steven Gerrard with the producers behind Senna and Amy.