Make original commercially viable products and negotiate everything.
At an early friends and family screening of my first feature “Women is Losers” (feminist title, I promise) which is coming soon audience members were crying. After the screening a man came up to me and asked how he could be a better father to his daughter. I was standing there with my manger @agentchrislee… Read More @li.ss.ette: What is a successful moment in your career so far?
Probably cynicism. I’m not sure when it became uncool and childish to be enthusiastic about things but I hope that changes. Cynicism appears to rob its host of motivation. I worry about how much we can get accomplished as a generation if cynicism is the status quo.
Getting into @NYUTisch. That acceptance letter changed my life. It was a beautiful and traumatic four years. I learned how to be an artist but I also learned about politics. The latter lesson is probably what’s gotten me the furthest. Whatever combination it was, I was never the same after leaving Tisch.
I was a really shy, sickly kid and we didn’t have a lot of money. It was the perfect storm for the makings of a bookworm. I read EVERYTHING, but I also watched a TON of TV and movies @willsmith @freshprince gets a special shout out. As soon as I realized that the “miniature people”… Read More @li.ss.ette: Why did you decide to work in this industry?
You can find me at @kingviktoria on Instagram and on my website http://www.viktoriaivking.com. In terms of what’s next for my career, I’m prepping two projects right now: a Spanish language short, “Hermanas” and my third feature film, “The Alchemy of Solitude”. I’m also going to be releasing into the film festival circuit this month, three films… Read More @kingviktoria: What are you working on next? In addition, if people want to find out more about you, where can they find you on social media?
Haha, I collect quotes, stills from films that I use for inspiration AND travel souvenir shot glasses; so anytime I or someone close to me travels to a new country or city, I always want to get one from the gift shop as a token of my travels.
Keep on, pushing on. Believe in yourself more than someone’s belief of you. Stay committed, it will get easier.
I’ve been fortunate to have a train of successful moments that I hope will only get bigger and better in 2021. In 2019, I was a finalist at the ABC Discovers Showcase for Directors, my films have been screen in over 50 international film festivals and counting, being featured in prestigious film festivals as both… Read More @kingviktoria: What is a successful moment in your career so far?
I don’t worry myself with concerns with regards to this industry. I aim to be the change that I want to see; rather than complain that nothing has changed on a systemic level. Especially in regards to COVID and the political & social tensions that pulse about in our country today, this has taught me to… Read More @kingviktoria: What is your biggest concern with the future?