Sam Kolder is a famous film-maker and YouTuber.

He has more than a million subscribers on his YouTube channel by name, kold.


Sam Kolder was born on 3 February 1996 in Toronto, Canada.

He grew up in Toronto.

His mother’s name is Jolanta Kolder.

Sam has a younger sister, Nicole Kolder and he had an older brother, Timothy Kolder (Tim Kolder).

He was very attached to Tim Kolder but unfortunately, he lost him on 15 May 2014 after Tim’s canoe capsized on Opeongo Lake in Algonquin Park.

Sam’s parents wanted him to grow up to become an accountant but he became a film-maker instead.

Love for filmmaking-

At 10, Tim gave Sam a camera and thanks to this, he instantly fell in love with filmmaking.

Filmmaking became his creative outlet and he started shooting random short videos with it.

In his high school, Sam decided to pursue filmmaking even more, so, in his final year of high school, he took an open photography course and learnt about film cameras and film processing.

He completed his schooling in 2014 and then, he took a year off to travel and during that time, he did freelance video work.

In 2014, Sam wanted to study a film program from Ryerson University but he got rejected and so, he started learning filmmaking on his own.

For a while, he painted apartment buildings in Toronto but later, he followed his passion of filmmaking.

Aerial cinematography-

As Sam was impressed by the Phantom 2 drone, he waited for it for a long time till he saved up enough money to afford a used Phantom 2 and he purchased a used one on Craigslist.

And thanks to this drone, he fell in love with aerial cinematography.

His YouTube channels-

On 4 October 2008, Sam started his YouTube channel by name, kold.

And from May 2011, he started publishing videos on it.

Later, Sam also worked with brands like DJI, Hyundai, etc.

DJI introduced him to Jones and this helped him to better his drone flying skills.

Later, Sam started using a DJI FPV drone for filmmaking.

He strives to create a positive change in the world with his work and this is evident by his video against poaching.

On 8 June 2013, Sam started his second YouTube channel by name, sam kolder but there aren’t any videos on this channel.

As of February 2022, he has 1.7 million followers on Instagram and he also has a website.

Sam’s amazing filmmaking, video editing and storytelling skills not only made him famous but also inspired many people to filmmaking.


Sam collaborated with The Chainsmokers YouTube channel and made a lyric video titled Roses.

In 2016, he also collaborated with the Beautiful Destinations tourism company to work as a Video Producer and helped them in their video strategy and YouTube channel.

Personal life-

Sam had been in a relationship with Arianna but later, they broke up.

Then, he had been in a relationship with Chelsea but they broke up in 2019.

Some interesting facts about Sam-

  • From a young age, Sam has been interested in extreme sports like backflipping, cliff jumping, skydiving, surfing, etc. which is evident from his YouTube videos.
  • He loves travelling and has travelled to many countries.
  • Sam listens to music while working because it helps him enter the right state of mind.
  • His favourite destinations are Hawaii, Santorini and Dubai.

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Naveen Reddy

Hello folks, I'm Naveen Reddy. I love writing the inspiring success stories of people so as to inspire you and help you become successful in life. Sometimes, I also write the success stories of brands. Enjoy the well-researched articles!!!


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