Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros is a British writer, director, filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She co-created the unprecedented project 52 Films/52 Weeks: A Year in Filmmaking, where she and her partners, wrote, directed, produced and edited a film a week for an entire year. She currently has several independent film projects at various stages of development.
So it’s February, the season of love. And while I give in yet again to the lure of Valentine’s Day, it started me thinking about passion in general. What are my passions? What are yours?
I think I may have directed about 20 short films by now. And as I am beginning to get my mind around my feature film - still working on the script - I am beginning to think about directing again and how best to do it.
So I thought I would get back to the nitty-gritty of filmmaking and talk about the fundamentals, or, indeed, THE fundamental - writing the screenplay.