The Slings and Arrows of Independent Filmmaking

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.  

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 04:31

Character or plot?

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Character or plot?

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 02:32

Filmmaking - Show, Don’t Tell

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Filmmaking - Show, Don’t Tell

Very, Very Independent Filmmaking

The Glamorous life of Very, Very Independent Filmmaking…

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…

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:29

Becoming a Filmmaker

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Becoming a filmmaker by sheer force of will is what sets the dreamers and the succeeders apart from all the rest…

So let me set this up a little…

New Mexico is very popular place to shoot right now.

Scent, 52 Films/52 Weeks 2011

Monday, 06 April 2015 03:31

The Power of the Camera

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The chances are that people all around you are up to something. And by that I don’t just mean cheating on their tax returns. They are creating, they are writing, they are shooting, they are planning and scheming and all that energy is well worth taping into.
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