Sammie Astaneh

Development Executive

Sammie Astaneh holds a BCom degree in finance from UBC’s Sauder School of Business and received producer training from UCLA’s Professional Program in Producing.

Before working with Lighthouse Pictures and starting at the bottom as a production assistant in 2014, Sammie produced five short films, co-produced an indie feature, and developed several documentaries and features.

Since working with Lighthouse in 2016, Sammie has earned 17 producing credits, including: the Netflix Original film, 1922 (Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Neal McDonough, Brian d’Arcy James), based on a Stephen King horror novella; Hallmark’s Hearts Of Winter (Jill Wagner, Victor Webster) and Marry Me At Christmas (Rachel Skarsten, Trevor Donovan), the latter ranked as one of Hallmark’s top Christmas movies; and Lifetime’s Everyday Is Christmas (Toni Braxton, Michael Jai White) and Boy In The Walls (Ryan Michelle Bathe), directed by Constance Zimmer.