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Ian West


I’m originally from Delaware and began making movies on my dad’s camcorder when I was a little kid. I began my career in New York City and my passion for story telling lead me to open WestHouse Creative.


I married my high school sweetheart in 2015, and we moved to Austin in 2017 to plant roots and start a family. In 2020, we welcomed our baby girl. In my free time, I enjoy playing board and video games, going to the park with my family, and watching movies on the couch.


Samantha McDanel

Content Creator

Samantha is an award-winning Texas-based filmmaker from the surrounding

areas of Dallas, Texas .

A renaissance woman, Samantha produces, directs, camera operates and edits for commercial and reality tv, and is a well-known beauty and SFX makeup artist for film and photo.

She is always looking for ways to grow as a filmmaker and artist, finding all the ways to express herself and her mind. 

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