ABOUT SCÁMARCA PRODUCTIONS
I'm Samantha, the face behind Scámarca Productions, which is my brand for my creative works. I specialize in digital artwork, cartooning, and hand-drawn animation. (See my Portfolio!) I have a Bachelor of Arts in Media Informatics, and currently freelance alongside my day job. I also enjoy singing, playing music, voice acting, and foley.
My dream is to expand Scámarca Productions into a fully-fledged production company; producing cartoons, commercials, music, and any other media I feel called to create. I want to make things that people can enjoy and look forward to, that stand out from the seemingly homogenized media of today, especially when it comes to children's entertainment.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Starting from a very young age, I had a clear gift for creating art of all kinds. There was never a time when I wasn't making something. My grandmother could tell a million stories of my childhood when I would decorate just about anything in the house with my own characters that I made and cut out of paper.
Much to the dismay of many teachers, I seemed to never stop drawing, building, or writing. By Third Grade I was writing my own comic books, and by Eighth Grade I had my own animated series created painstakingly with the only software I had available: Microsoft Paint and Windows Movie Maker.
Into early adulthood, I expanded to making a few bucks with art commissions over the internet, fulfilled my dream of creating official game assets for my favorite MMORPG, became the videographer, editor, and PowerPoint graphics artist for my church, and finally getting the resources to make real, production quality animation.
Later, I broadened my horizons to music, starting out as an acoustic percussionist when I joined an Irish music school and played for a Ceili band. Here, I was also given the confidence to start singing and I've been training my voice for years since. I've been on the Worship Team for two different churches, and recently, I've picked up a Keytar to expand even further.
I am excited about where my future is taking me. I'm working on writing out my testimony so that the story of what I've been through, how I escaped, and how I was transformed can be heard by a world of people who need it.
I appreciate your interest in my work and my story. If you would like to get in touch for business inquiries, feel free to check out my Contact page.
WHAT DOES "SCÁMARCA" MEAN?
It's a long story, really. 13-year old me was so infatuated with Pirates of the Caribbean, that I made my own pirate character: the horseback riding "Shadow Rider". The character has remained a fun persona for me ever since.
Combining the character with my love of Celtic/Irish culture, I translated "The Shadow Rider" to "An Scáth Marcach" in Irish Gaelic. As it is roughly pronounced [on SKAH MAR-keh], I named my production studio phonetically "Scámarca".