AnnaRose King, the writer-director known for American viral and Pretty good and the daughter of Roger King of King World Production, has passed away.
Her family announced that she died Jan. 3 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 35 years old.
Manhattan-born filmmaker Beverly Farms, MA has directed a total of seven films, one of which was inspired by the death of her broadcast director father Roger King, who died of a stroke on December 10, 2007. He was 63 years old. .
AnnaRose King’s Pretty good focuses on a New York-based flight attendant who seeks to track down a lost relative long after her father died. King directed, wrote, and starred in the 2016 title.
Rois American viral, which she created and wrote, stars Michael Showalter and follows a family as they try to go viral after a hit video made them famous on the internet.
His additional achievement credits include Spanish Rice, Kat & Eis, Crystal Sessions, L’actrice and Get up.
The filmmaker was selected as a 2020 Sundance Institute FilmTwo Fellow for her screenplay about a New York woman who seeks a cure for her cancer by participating in an experimental treatment in Houston.
Following his diagnosis, King established a cancer research fund at MD Anderson. Donations can be made to the fund in his honor here: https://www.annaroseking.com/advocacy
King, who also founded Young King Productions, is survived by her husband, Michael Charles Telis, and their four-year-old daughter. Survivors also include his mother, sister and mother and stepfather.