AnnaRose King, the writer and director best known for American Viral and Good enough and the daughter of Roger King of King World Production has died.
Her family announced that she died on January 3 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan after a three year battle with cancer. She was 35.
The Manhattan-born Beverly Farms, MA filmmaker made a total of seven films, one of which was inspired by the death of her senior father, Roger King, who died of a stroke on December 10, 2007. He was 63 years old.
AnnaRose King’s Good enough The focus is on a New York City-based flight attendant looking for a long-lost relative after her father dies. King directed, wrote, and starred in the 2016 title.
king American ViralWho created and wrote it, plays Michael Showalter and follows a family who are trying to go viral after a successful video made them famous on the internet.
Her additional directing credits include Spanish Rice, Kat & Ice Cream, Crystal Sessions, The Actress and stood up.
The filmmaker was selected as a 2020 Sundance Institute FilmTwo Fellow for her screenplay about a New Yorker who seeks to cure her cancer by participating in experimental treatment in Houston.
After her diagnosis, King started a cancer research fund at MD Anderson. Donations to the fund can be made in her 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 having survived from her mother, sister, mother and father-in-law.