In this episode of Directing Magic; Victoria Negri, director of GOLD STAR (featuring the wonderful last performance of Robert Vaughn), joins Marquette. GOLD STAR explores the inner-life of a young woman who becomes the primary caregiver of her father after he suffers a debilitating stroke. They discuss hiring the right casting director for your project and how she knew this was THE film she had to make.
Victoria Negri is an award-winning writer/director/producer/actress. Her feature directorial debut, Gold Star, which she wrote, directed, produced, and starred in, alongside Oscar nominated actor Robert Vaughn in his last on-screen performance will see a November 2017 theatrical and video on demand release through Turn Key Films. The film won the Audience Award at the Buffalo International Film Festival and Blue Whiskey Film Festival (Chicago), Best Feature Film at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Victoria won the Lisa Blount Memorial Award for Acting at the Oxford Film Festival and Catherine Curtin won Best Supporting Actress at Blue Whiskey. Gold Star was selected by Big Vision Creative as an Inaugural Kickstart Diversity project. Additionally, Victoria has directed and produced numerous award-winning short films, music videos and webseries featured at festivals around the world, including, the Lower East Side Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, and many more. She’s acted in award-winning features, shorts and webseries featured at: Cinequest Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, Tribeca and more. Victoria has written pieces on film for NoFilmSchool, BitchFlicks and The Talkhouse. She is a proud member of The Film Fatales, NYWIFT and The FilmShop.