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.
It's a fallacy that writers have to shut themselves up in their ivory towers to write. I have all these interruptions, three of which I gave birth to. If I was thrown for a loop every time I was distracted, I could never get anything done.
“Casting is storytelling”…Joss Weadon
I really enjoy designing a characters world. Every tiny detail. What coffee they drink, how they wear their hair and how they live, everything…
Becoming a filmmaker by sheer force of will is what sets the dreamers and the succeeders apart from all the rest…
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“Sunday Lunch”, 52 Films/52 Weeks Project, 2011, LA
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid.
- Albert Einstein
Alex, Lily & Monsie
I was asked a few months ago to take part in a filmmaking festival a dear friend of mine was putting together. Because I am ridiculously busy and always say yes to things anyway, and then sometimes run myself ragged trying to get it all done, I acted like a grown up and said no.
"Fontana”, Samantha & Javier Ronceros, 2011, Lancaster, CA 2011
I was asked a question just recently, by someone who does not make films, or do anything particularly creative.
‘The Race’ 2011, Burbank.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed and intimidated?
You are not alone…
This is the beginning of the season of awards, fall film festivals and lots and lots of screenings.
Living in LA we are surrounded by the movie business, and that can be intimidating for very independent filmmakers because, well, everyone is bigger than you.