A produced writer, award-winning director, and Emmy-nominated producer, Victoria was recently honored as one of StudioDaily’s “Exceptional Women in Production” for directing. Victoria’s films are included in the collection of the Motion Picture Academy’s Mary Pickford Film Library and were part of a special exhibit of the Library of Congress. TV work includes dramas, comedies, docs and specials aired on ABC, A&E, Discovery, PBS, Logo, Turner and in more than 25 countries, including England’s Channel Four, France’s Canal Plus, CCTV (China) and Spanish TV. Victoria directed and co-produced the indy TV pilot for Outlaugh, which was subsequently picked up by Logo and ran for years starring Margaret Cho. Her drama for ABC, Saying Kaddish, was nominated for an Emmy, and her film An Empty Bed was a New York Times Critic’s Pick.
A Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist, Victoria has also received seven screenwriting grants. Creating content across genres, borders, and generations, Victoria has written and developed scripts and TV projects with Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison, Talking Heads’ David Byrne, and photographer Robert Frank, among others. Her current IP includes the feature film Beyond the Veil, a thriller about karmic justice and the misappropriation of land from Native Hawaiians set in modern-day Kauai and 1860s China; an earlier version of Veil was a Sundance Screenwriters Lab semi-finalist. The Mage, an international limited series inspired by real people and true events featuring a psychic warrior who battles evil across time and space; and DOGS! Waiting to Be Loved, a family-friendly film with original music she’s written with Broadway composer Norman Thalheimer and Grammy winner Charlie Midnight. The Girl from Provence, a genre-blending feature film based on her story, was completed in 2019, and will premiere at the Venice CA Film Festival.
Victoria has directed and/or produced for the stars of Orange Is the New Black, Seinfeld, Law & Order SVU, and The Walking Dead, as well Tony winner Marcia Rodd (in the 2017 comedy film Open House). She just wrapped Grey, a drama about consent starring Mikel Miller (Bosch, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.), which she co-wrote. Other film credits include the noir thriller, Room 32, an international festival favorite that just picked up two new medals; the award-winning The Amish: Not to Be Modern, and Pair of Jokers, starring Jerry Stiller (King of Queens; Seinfeld).
In the theatre world, Victoria co-wrote the feminist farce Sawed in Half. Developed with stand-up comedian Andrea Mevzinsky, crowned “America’s Funniest Mom” by Oprah Winfrey, the play received rave reviews and was nominated for four awards. Victoria subsequently won Best Director at the Noho Fringe. Victoria has written and directed theatre on both coasts. Her first play, Angel Dog, was produced on New York’s Theatre Row. She was director-in-residence at GuerilLA Theatre, and also directed the film adaptation of the Obie Award-winning play Bird/Bear.
She was recently hired to write and develop a TV pilot, Hello It’s Me, Kittie, for an actor who’s had leading roles on Disney, BET and VH-1.