Jethro Tull’s Aqualung in the 40th New Jersey Film Festival

new jersey film festival - jethro tull's aqualung

Jethro Tull’s Aqualung music video directed by Sam Chegini, is an Official Selection of the 40th New Jersey Film Festival. 

The video was first released on Rolling Stone, April 1st, 2021 on the occasion of the song’s 50th Anniversary and it is now going to be present in the programme of the upcoming New Jersey Film Festival.

The 40th New Jersey Film Festival will be presented both Virtually and Physically this year.  

Screenings will be announced soon.

Previously, Sam was present at the 39th celebration of the festival with his film Jakko M Jakszyk’s ‘The Trouble with Angels’ that won an “Honorable Mention” in the Festival’s Animation Shorts programme.

The 40th New Jersey Film Festival programme will be announced shortly.

Here is a throwback to an interview with Sam at the 39th New Jersey Film Festival about the Trouble with Angels:

Gentle Giant’s Free Hand Directed by Sam Chegini

Free Hand

Gentle Giant, the legendary prog band has announced the release date of a new remixed version of their celebrated 1975 album “Free Hand” by Steven Wilson in the form of a visual album. The title track of the album “Free Hand” is directed and animated by Sam Chegini and is expected to be released on June 25th, 2021. 

Sam speaks at Urban+Future Event

Creativity for Urban Future Sam Chegini

I’m honored to be present at this international UN event on the occasion of World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21st to speak about my experiences regarding limitations that can lead to innovation and creativity. I’m going to speak about the making of @jakkojakszyk ‘s videos during the pandemic of Covid-19 and there will be a special screening of my latest video for @jethrotull_ ‘s #Aqualung as well. Lead Concept Artist of Aqualung and renowned Iranian artist @hassan.nozadian will be accompanying me to this event. You can sign up for free here!

Sam’s new video starring Al Murray for Jakko M Jakszyk’s Uncertain Times, Out Now

Jakko M Jakszyk Uncertain Times starring Al Murray

Jakko M Jakszyk’s Uncertain Times

Directed by Sam Chegini

Star Guest: Al Murray

Gavin Harrison – Drums & Percussion

Django Jakszyk – Bass

Johnny Thirkell – Trumpet

Jakko M Jakszyk – Guitars, Keyboards, and Vocals

Camera Man – Trevor Prichard

Samira Tayeba as the Graffiti Artist

Writer, Editor, Animator, Compositing Artist, VFX artist: Sam Chegini

Special thanks to Masoud Mafi – Alma Studio

This video was produced during the Pandemic of Covid-19

A Sam Pictures Productions Music Video for Jakko M Jakszyk 2020

In memory of Mohammadreza Shajarian

Mohammadreza shajarian

Dear Friends,

In honor and memory of the legend, voice of Persia, Iranian singer, musician, Mohammadreza Shajarian who left us yesterday, I postpone today’s premiere of “Uncertain Times” to another date.

His memory and voice will live on forever.

Thank you.

Sam Chegini