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

Sam’s new video for Jakko M Jakszyk

Jakko M Jakszyk Uncertain Times starring Al Murray directed by Sam Chegini
Jakko Jakszyk - Uncertain Times

I’m delighted to announce my third collaboration with Jakko! Our new video titled “Uncertain Times” starring the renowned British Actor/Comedian, Al Murray for Jakko’s upcoming album, “Secrets & Lies” will be premiered on October 9th, 2020 from InsideOut Music.