Film Director


Amelia Rico is also an award winning Writer, Director, Editor and Producer. She believes that representation matters so she strives to always use her voice to amplify other under-represented minorities, including but not limited to female, POC and LGBTQ+. She has worked on multiple all female cast films and all minority cast films and she plans to continue working with other local Writers and Producers to showcase new voices and create diverse and rich films filled with new and unseen stories.

Indie Film Workshop

Amelia Rico and her husband, Art Ornelas, also offer Monologue and Indie Film Workshops, where actors can create their own content. With over 15 years experience writing and creating content, Amelia loves writing monologues and ensemble scripts for film ready talent. Check out Ricornel Production’s Actor Services for more info.

Learn more about The Investment starring Clara O. Rondón and Jeanne Harris at

Something Like Sunshine

Amelia Rico produced, directed, edited and color graded L.J. Waller’s web series, Something Like Sunshine. Featuring a full cast of Black and Latinx actors, Something Like Sunshine is about 2 sisters trying to find their way to each other.

Amelia Rico wrote and directed the music video for Hannah Herrera’s single, Fall Apart.


Amelia Rico has written many scripts, including Horror-Comedy feature, ZomBFFs, which follows a group of girls into adulthood, when they accidentally bring their childhood BFF back from the dead. ZomBFFs is full of crude humor, thrilling drama and female empowerment.


Amelia Rico produced/wrote/directed and edited short film, TAROKI, as a companion film to her feature, ZomBFFs, following a group of young girls who stumble upon the TAROKI board on their way home. 

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