[FRAMED]: Samantha Wong, Producer, CHI

Framestore
3 min readMar 30, 2023

[FRAMED] exists to shine light on Framestore’s most fascinating cast of characters: its people. Presented with a probing list of questions and a demandingly short deadline, this feature puts the hopes, dreams, and desktops of our MVPs on the digital wall, for all to see. Welcome to [FRAMED].

What are you guilty of?

I’m guilty of constantly over-committing myself. I just want to do all the things all the time!

What was your last brush with danger?

Booking a flight for 9am on New Year's Day AND deciding to go to a New Year's Eve party the night before — very dangerous.

Your worst character fault?

I’m incredibly nosy. I need all the gossip.

If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?

I very nearly started down a path toward a career in higher education, specifically College Admissions Advising.

You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?

Probably to the beach — If I’m going to be arrested, I may as well be relaxed when it happens.

Fantasy cellmate?

Someone funny — maybe Tig Notaro?

Your greatest achievement?

I’ve never broken a bone or been seriously injured. Given how often I fall over, that’s a pretty huge achievement.

Go on, say something bragging:

My grandma says I’m the smartest person she’s ever met. Don’t tell my cousins.

Name your vice/pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is people who don’t read emails all the way through and then proceed to aggressively draw incorrect conclusions.

Your career highlight to date:

I did some work for the show Work In Progress on Showtime. I think that’s the best project I’ve ever worked on, both because it was incredibly fun to work on but also because it was a really excellent show.

Give us a desk tour.

There’s frequently a cat on my desk, usually right on top of my to do list.

What do you need to work, on the daily?

This is cliche and boring, but I need coffee in order to work — I don’t function without it.

Best thing about your work environment?

The people! Framestore’s Chicago studio has the best team!

Favourite artform?

Cooking — beautiful, creative and delicious!

Favourite image?

Fictional character you’d like to hang with?

The Genie from Aladdin seems like a party!

What do you think of too often?

Every embarrassing thing I’ve ever said/done.

And not enough?

The things that need to be done around my house.

Couldn’t live without:

Music.

If you ruled the world:

We’d all be in a fair bit of trouble.

Samantha Wong, you’ve been [FRAMED].

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