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Independent Filmmaking >> What’s this one about then?

What’s this one about then? There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.- Frank Capra

Independent Filmmaking >> Success

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ― Woody Allen ‘Across The Pond’ TV pilot, England, 2008 So what is success? When I first began...

Very Independent Filmmaking >> Money

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” ― Oscar Wilde

Very Independent Filmmaking, why?

So why make films? Allen Wolf, on the set of In My Sleep 2010 Why go to all the trouble and pain, why risk your...

Independent Filmmaking >> It takes a village to make a film…

Filmmakers are a funny lot, and very, very independent filmmakers have to be especially ‘out there’ because its hard work and no money and you...

Independent Filmmaking >> Location, location, location…..it is true what they say, location really is everything.

‘Fontana’, 52 Films/52 Weeks In the realm of very low budget filmmaking it can elevate the production value from 0 to a million dollars in...

Independent Filmmaking >> Character and Casting

Writing characters and casting them are two of the most enjoyable parts of the filmmaking process.  Bringing people to life on the page and then...

Very Independent Filmmaking >> Blog 2

Story Where there’s a film there’s a way, and where there’s a story there’s a writer. As long as there is a story of course...

Very independent Filmmaking

Good to meet you! My name is Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros and I am a very independent filmmaker. Confused? I know I regularly am, but to me...