Doesn’t time fly! It’s already 4 years since the original reunion. We are planning to get together again towards the end of this year and will post details on the site in due course. In the meantime, if you were there, or even if you weren’t, do click on the video below to remind yourselves where you were in July 2009.
2009 Reunion Gallery
The 2009 Reunion Guest Book
Someone has to be first!
What a fabulous company to work for –never knew you could have so much fun and learn so much. Best days of my working career.
Just think how shy I was when I joined!
Wonderful to see faces from those great days – truly.
Only sorry a few more had not made it, for the obvious reason of the grim reaper. Sammies were the best days of my working life.
You just do not have that kind of company any longer.
Good days absolutely no doubt.
That was very good time of my working life.
JOHNNY & ANDREA GOODMAN
If there were nicer people in the movie industry I never met them!!
Thank you Sydney, and Michael wherever you are, for your friendship and loyalty.
God bless and Shalom!
Well done Debbie for carrying on from a conversation to a wonderful afternoon.
So great to meet up with old colleagues and to chat about old times. It was a privilege to have been part of the Samuelson ‘family’.
Very good times.
Fantastic and well organised day –
Great memories and surprises –
Amazing to see so many old friends and colleagues in one place.
Samuelsons a great place to work at.
Congratulations to a wonderful Reunion.
It all started for me when I took Sydney home in a taxi and he asked me to come and see Mr Michael. Great start to my intro into film and is still going strong.
A wonderful grounding for my freelance career.
Met a great group of future technicians who are still carving out their careers – as am I as a focus-puller!
Still touting lights; Great deal call 020 8233 7202
Production village ~ Bray Studios ~ Sammies Lighting, Michael Samuelson Lighting ~ VFG Lighting ~AFM Lighting ~ NOW PANALUX
See you in 20 years for next chapter.
What a great group of companies to have my first taste of working life. Fun times!
Thanks for organising a great reunion.
After arriving from the North East what a great company to start working for and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Thanks to all the team for the reunion
Michael Samuelson interviewed an ex-veterinary nurse and decided Samfreight was just the job! Mr Sydney remarked if I was used to dealing with animals – the film industry would not prove a problem!
I thought the Sound Department colleagues were all dead!
What a superb surprise.
There have been three highlights in my working life:
1. Taking the Sammies Museum to Rio de Janeiro
2. Directing a Variety Club film
3. Working on the “Hands on Manual’
All for the Samuelson Brothers – what an amazing company!
To all the staff: I wish you all the best. Great to see you all looking so well, especially to my boss Derek Lee and Steve Campbell.
All the best, Neville
A wonderful day, and opportunity to meet so many friends and colleagues of days gone by. So many stories have been exchanged. It has been a great pleasure.
DORIS & SYDNEY SAMUELSON
What a brilliant experience! Sydney A lovely reunion party after all these years. Doris.
A BIG thanks to all the Reunion Committee.
Fantastic to see all again. ..
Here’s to the next one….
Thanks you !!!!
Wonderful to see all the faces of yesteryear…
Again ta very much!!
SAMCOM & VARI*LITE
Some of the most fun and most interesting work I have ever experienced.
Great group of people. Good to meet up with folk again
Thanks for organising this Charlie B.
Glad not to have missed it!
Fantastic get together – nearly got all the names right.
Here’s to the next….
A MEWS ‘old’ Secretary
Great day, great idea. Good to see all the old faces.
Had a great day meeting friends.
I have been with film industry for 37 years. It has been great.
Thanks for today Debbie.
It was great meeting everyone today
Thanks for the memories, it’s been a fabulous day.
Out of my 25 years of working life, so far my fondest memories are those spent with Samuelsons. Thank you for those times and thank you for bringing back those memories today, a wonderful afternoon.
Lots of memories here!
Briefly attached to Samcine Sales
Recruited by Tom Samuels to sell VISIORA by Christian Dio 1985-1987
Happy days flogging makeup to departments up and down the country.
What happy memories all brought back with a wonderful day.
Thank you Sammys.
The best working days of my life.
Sammy’s – Great company to work for.
What to say? FANTASTIC!
What a blast!
Great to meet up with everyone.
Today was an inspiration in the tradition of all the Sammys ventures that gave the film and television industry creative tools and thought that endures. Trust the Samuelson team will have many more opportunities to celebrate with each other.
Fantastic day seeing all the “old” faces and remembering the good times.
Best days of my life.
Thanks for everything.
What lasts and lasts?
Samuelson’s and all we learnt and enjoyed. It was a pleasure!!
Great to see so many friends again.
Thanks for putting this together Debbie.
Fantastic. Fantastic. No words can say what a wonderful get together.
DEREK & FREDA LEE
Very enjoyable afternoon. Caught up with many friends.
Sydney, Thanks so much for setting this up. It has been great meeting friends and colleagues again and the atmosphere is as fantastic as ever. Thanks also for your many introductions over the years which have kept me busy and out of trouble. It is very much appreciated. K x
Congratulations to Debbie & Co.
The bros may have started it all but you guys are doing a great job to keep the memories going.
Best wishes, Adam
Debs: The thought occurs to me that if you had organised my by-election campaign with the same dedication and belief that you brought to this function, I would now be an MP with lots and lots of expenses!
Thanks Debs, Karl, Shirley, Andrew, Mo, Steve et al – a wonderful idea and a wonderful event – do it again in another 5????
Thank you for a wonderful day. We hope to do it again.
ANDY & GARY MAKEIN
What a wonderful day, how lovely to see Mr Sydney and family. Thank you xx
Great company, great memories, great friends! Thanks
JEAN PAYNE (Graham)
Cannot express well enough the afternoon we have all shared. Great memories, wonderful people. The magic that is Sammys! My love to the Samuelson Brothers for all their support in the past – I will never forget!
And so many thanks to Debbie for making it all so possible. X
There will be another Group like this. Thanks to Debbie and Charlie Beddow
A Great Day. George & Olga
I am drank!
With compliments to the film industry.
Thanks Debs and Crew. This would not have happened with your effort.
Glad I came to see all the old faces.
I joined Sammies age 17. My first job.
My time there gave me a great start in life.
Fantastic times, great memories, wonderful friends. Thank you.
I joined Sammys TP Video in 87. It was fantastic working for a close family company. I met so many great people who I am still in contact with today, both from a work and friendship point of view. I learned so much at Sammys, my first job in the industry. I am now in TV, working as an Operations Manager for an International Sports Broadcaster ??? and Production managing events such as Augusta Masters, Wimbledon Premiership over the years. Thanks for today!
My years at Sammies set me up for a lifetime in the industry. Thank you.
CHARLES BEDDOW II
Best of times – Happy times
1969 -1973 – SFS
1973 – 1984 Sight & Sound
1984 – 1989 Samcom
Thanks for all the hard work in arranging the day, especially Debbie. It’s been well worth it.
DEBBIE ‘the Guvnor’ NYMAN
Well Guv, what a breeze compared to 10,000 in Hyde Park for the Variety Club…
If going forward you have any questions regarding Reunion 2 please do not hesitate to contact me at the earliest opportunity so that I can facilitate your enquiry!
Glad everybody enjoyed it. It was hard work but enjoyable.
Very pleased to have met people I haven’t come across for donkeys years.
Brings back memories of past Sammy’s social gatherings.
Great Day Excellent. Let’s do it all again soon!!
Great days. It’s been great to be part of the Group!
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