Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros has been a writer and independent filmmaker for the past fifteen years in the UK and US. She is co-founder of the unprecedented project 52 Films/52 Weeks: A Year in Filmmaking, where she and her partners, wrote, directed, produced and edited one film a week for an entire year and is a Producer at 11:59 Films. She currently has several independent projects in development and has just completed principle photography as Director on “Women in Red” an adaptation of the 1940’s comic book. Her documentary film footage has been featured by the news company “Al Jazeera” and in the recently released documentary feature “Love 99.”
Amy Morgan is a professional dancer/choreographer signed with the MSA Agency, LA's top dance agency. Amy has performed with top celebrities such as Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jessica Sutta, and Luciana. She has performed at the MTV Video Music awards with Beyonce directed by Chris Grant and Dana Foglia. She has worked as a Radio City Rockette and on many industrials including Skechers with JaQuel Night. Amy's appeared as a dancer on "Sin City Saints TV show.” Amy is trained in contemporary, jazz and hiphop at Alvin Ailey and Broadway Dance center with a degree from Fordham University. Amy is an instructor at Millennium Dance Complex, one of the top 5 dance studios in US.
StephenMcDonough has a BA in Music Education and Masters Degree from California State University Northridge in Orchestral Conducting. He enjoyed a career as an actor for stage, television and film highlighted by roles on Broadway and Off Broadway and working with legends Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. A public school educator and orchestra clinician since 1998, he has been on the faculty at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, CA. where his orchestra and jazz program received multiple awards and invitations to perform at Davies Hall, San Francisco and the next generation Monterey Jazz Festival. Currently, he is the orchestral program at Hamilton High School, LA.
MAKEUP & FASHION
AlexDejdarova is a celebrity, fashion and film award nominated makeup and SFX artist with over 15 years of experience. Originally from Europe and now based in LA, Alex has worked on many different projects, fashion, print ads, TV/Web series, short films and independent films all over LA and the US. Alex has also been a makeup artist at and LA Fashion
Javier Ronceros has been a working actor on stage and screen in New York and Los Angeles for 30 years. He trained at the Actors Studio in New York with David Lampson and at the renowned Brookfield Theatre in Connecticut. Javier worked with Dianne English (Murphy Brown) as a regular on “Love & War” for three years and trained with George Shdanoff (Michael Checkoff’s teaching partner) in his last master class. Recently, Javier co-starred in the Mark Wahlberg film “Instant Family.” He has taught Acting, Dramatic Improv and Audition technique at the SAG Conservatory Los Angeles, American Film Institute He is also a writer and director. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1242146/
MUSIC & VOCALS
Romeo Johnson is an international Vocal Coach to clients spanning the globe. Romeo was the vocal coach of NBC’s, Emmy Award Winning "The Voice” Season 1- 4 and Vocal Director for MTV’s P. Diddy’s "Making His Band.” He is an Adjunct Professor at USC Thornton School of Music and has toured with Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Ne-Yo, Queen Latifah and more. Romeo’s celebrity clients include Avril Lavigne, Priyanka Chopra and Trey Songz and contracted vocalist for Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and John Legend. His vocals are featured on hundreds of CD’s, Jingles, Movie Soundtracks and National Commercials.
MUSIC PRODUCING & BUSINESS
JeffreyWeber has been a widely-recognized music industry professional for forty years. He has produced over 200 CDs with releases on just about every major label and a host of independent labels. His projects have yielded two Grammys, seven Grammy nominations, seventeen top ten albums, two number one albums His books, "You've Got A Deal! The Biggest Lies of the Music Business" and “We’ll Get Back To You! Even Bigger Lies Of The Music Business”are published by Headline Books. Jeffrey has worked in A&R, Music Supervision for film/TV, Marketing and International Relations for dozens of independent labels including his own labels, Weberworks Entertainment Group and Stark Raving Records.
Rob Silva is a professional game developer who has been working in the video game, animation, and visual effects industry for over 10 years. He has taught at LA Film School & The Art Institute. Recently, he and his studio won several awards for their work on Sony Pictures’ The Walk VR Experience which can be played at IMAX VR centers world-wide.