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Before You Were Born


A film by Samie Romman

Ryan and Lorretta are on the brink of parenthood when Ryan suddenly catapults to stardom headlining the MMA fight of his career. An unexpected turn of events which he chooses to hide from his wife questions what fatherhood means to Ryan.

2017 | 11 min | Color | UK | 2.35 | In English

Screens as part of the shorts program No Control.

Director Biography

DIRECTOR_HEADSHOT_-_Samie_RommanSamie pursued his way into filmmaking, starting as an actor in New York. On his way back to London from his training, he started to pick up small roles in the U.K.

It was only after having the opportunity to work with, and shadow, one of Britain’s most accomplished working directors, Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karina) did Samie start going full time into the writing and directing craft. Starting off as a writer, Joe Wright recommended his school, Central Saint Martins, where he gained a masters and directed casts from Drama Centre London (Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender). Samie’s first short film, “A Year”, garnered huge acclaim in the UK and American festival circuits.

Under anticipation from many to make a debut feature, Samie has made a 10- minute short for development of a feature he is working on. A true story, pulling elements from his life, touches the gnarly yet fastest growing sport in the world, MMA.


Samie Romman, Director, Writer
Michael Bray, Producer
Simonluca Fraioli, Director of Photography
Liam Cameron, Sound Designer
George Clemens, Editor
Leon Malcolm, Fight Director
Jordan Holmes, Art Department


Aria Emory
Rebecca Hanser
Kace Monney
Sam Fourness
Jonah Paull
Leon Malcolm


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