Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Writer, Filmmaker, Musician. Samantha has Produced over 60 short films and Written and Directed 20. She is the co-creator of 52 Films/52 Weeks and The Cinema Tribe Collective. She has written over 400 LA Theatre reviews and is partners in Xpress Records a Music Publishing Company in the UK.  This year she will be directing her first feature film which she also wrote, developing several others and is writing a children’s book. 

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.

Friday, 14 November 2014 01:58

Theatre Review - I Stand Before You Naked


Presented by Jamaica Moon Productions and GGC Players.

Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Directed by Gloria Gifford

I am ashamed to say that I have not read anything by Joyce Carol Oates, something I will strive to rectify after seeing this quite extraordinary play.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 02:39

Don’t Worry that your Film might be Rubbish.

"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.


So You Want to be a Vampire - The Eclectic Theatre Company
Written by Marni L.B. Troop
Directed by Natasha Troop
Produced by Natasha Troop & Erin Treanor
Associate Producer Rochelle Perry

Well, it is Halloween, which is coincidentally my birthday, so it is to be expected, nay even hoped for that the theatres of NoHo are full of horror, gore and scary stuff.

‘So You Want to be a Vampire’, written by local writer Marni L.B. Troop definitely fits the bill!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 02:49

Theatre Review - Pippin

The Nederlander Organization Presents


The Tony Award winning hit Broadway Musical revival of the extraordinary 1972 musical ‘Pippin’ is enjoying a three week run at the gorgeous Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.


‘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.

Friday, 03 October 2014 01:15

Theatre Review - Melissa Arctic

The Road Theatre Company Presents 

Melissa Arctic, A play with songs


Witten by Craig Wright
Directed by Scott Alan Smith

This is the west coast premiere of this award winning, innovative and very American interpretation of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking play, ‘A Winter’s Tale’.

Filming Man Eating Tree, 52 Films/52 Weeks, 2011

I’m the kind of person who can’t stop creating, even if I don’t write it all down and it stays in my head, which is actually more often than not come to think of it, I am always thinking about some new or old idea I have for a film.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 23:39

Theatre Review - The Western Unscripted


Theatre Review - The Western Unscripted,
Impro Theatre, The Falcon Theatre, Burbank

“Impro Theatre saddles up and rides headlong into the dangerous high chaparral of places like Tombstone and Deadwood. A full-length play in the style of the great film westerns of John Ford and Howard Hawks. Complete with cattle barons, sheriffs, saloon girls, and sidewinders, Impro Theatre manifests destiny in every show!"


The more you do, the more you do
Gustavo The Great, Angeles National Forest, 2011

A great friend of mine, who is also an accountant, reminds me regularly of the importance, as I am essentially a freelancer, of cultivating and maintaining multiple income streams. She is right of course, and while I would like to have a larger multiple of streams of income than I have at present, it also got me thinking about multiple streams of creativity.

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