Joining the Rutgers University Faculty
August 20th 2018
This fall I'm excited to be joining the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts as a Part Time Lecturer in Film.
Aamir nominated for BAFTA award
January 9th 2018
Congratulations to our cast and crew and all the people and organisations who supported the film. Thank you BAFTA for nominating Aamir
Aamir now available on Curzon Home Cinema
March 10th 2018
Aamir is now available to watch on Curzon Home Cinema as part of the BAFTA Shorts 2018 program.
Interview with BAFTA Guru
March 9th 2018
“Don’t be afraid to reach out to your dream collaborators”
Director Vika Evdokimenko and Co-Writer Oliver Shuster talk to BAFTA Guru
Aamir at TIFF
March 8th 2018
This weekend Aamir has it's Canadian premiere at TIFF Kids. If you are in Toronto come check out Aamir as part of the 'Where I Fit' program at 11am on Sunday March 11th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox - https://www.tiff.net/films/aamir/
Lecture at Fabrica
March 7th 2018
On March 13th I have the honor of lecturing at Luciano Benetton's and Oliviero Toscani's cultural centre Fabrica on subverting toxic narratives through film. If you are in Treviso come check out the event.
Aamir premieres in Bulgaria, Albania and Indonesia
August 1st 2018
It's been a busy summer for Aamir with more screenings in Europe and beyond. In June Aamir had it's Bulgarian premiere as part of the IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival and it's Albanian premiere at the Korça Short Film Festival. In July we screened Aamir at the Lebanese Independent Film Festival LIFF and in Semarang, Indonesia at the Kolektif Hysteria. Today we are back in Italy screening at the Ariano International Film Festival
More festival dates announced
March 5th 2018
More worldwide screening dates announced as Aamir continues it's run on the festival circuit. Click here to find out when it will screen near you.
Aamir in Curzon Cinemas
February 26th 2018
After screening in Curzons in Knutsford, Aldgate, Oxford, Canterbury, Sheffield, Ripon and Wimbledon all through this month Aamir has it's final London screening as part of the BAFTA Nominated Shorts program at the Curzon Bloomsbury tonite!
Interview with The Guardian
February 17th 2018
Aamir in The Guardian this morning! Thank you an insightful and sensitive review Kate Hodal.
Interview on BBC World News
February 16th 2018
Tune in at 12.45 GMT today to hear myself and fellow director of BAFTA nominated Wren Boys Harry Lighton talk about our films live on BBC World News.
Watch the interview here.
Interview on Channel 5 News
February 16th 2018
Team Aamir heads to Channel 5 News this evening! Tune in at 18.30 GMT to hear Dir: Vika Evdokimenko and our amazing cast Alan Asaad & Jasmine Blackborow talk about the film.
Aamir featured by Reuters
February 13th 2018
Aamir featured by the Thomson Reuters Foundation today. Thank you Emma Batha for the opportunity to speak about the true stories behind the film!
Aamir in the Daily Mail
February 13th 2018
Aamir featured in the Daily Mail.
Aamir featured by РИА Новости
February 13th 2018
Thank you Maria Tabak for the opportunity to talk about Aamir in Russian! Spreading the word via РИА Новости
Interview with Film Debate
February 13th 2018
"Be cautious of institutions that promise to make you a filmmaker"
Some more interview love from FilmDebate
Interview with Flickfeast
February 8th 2018
“Vika, don’t be afraid to be a c**t – you’re the director!”
Thank you Flickfeast for the chance to talk about my process, being a woman in the business and what we hope to achieve with Aamir
Interview with That Moment In
February 6th 2018
"On our first recce with our HOD’s, our DP Robbie Ryan commented that the ‘Jungle’ felt like a tinderbox. Some days it was quiet and calm, but at the slightest provocation it could go up in flames."
Thank you That Moment In.com for the opportunity to tell the story of the making of...
Interview on BBC Radio 5 Live
January 31st 2018
Tune in tomorrow at 17.45 GMT to hear me talk about the making of Aamir on BBC Radio 5 live http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070lvr
A replay of the interview is available here.
Interview on Rudaw Arts
January 30th 2018
We were live on Kurdish TV this morning talking about Aamir! Thank you Rudaw Arts رووداوی هونەری for the shoutout.
More press for Aamir
January 22nd 2018
"Aamir does not depict those living in the 'Jungle' as cardboard cut outs; they’re real people, sometimes broken, sometimes able to hold it together for another day."
Check out more reviews for Aamir from Red Carpet Crash, Battle Royale With Cheese, The Dream Cage and Vulture Hound
Flickfeast reviews Aamir
January 19th 2018
“With a stunning naturalism, Alan Asaad, himself a second generation immigrant, is hypnotic as Aamir, etching a portrait of vulnerability and hopelessness that is at times breathtakingly real. Just as real is Jasmine Blackborow as Katlyn, who projects a warmth and decency, without coming across as the sounding board of the film’s message.”
That Moment In reviews Aamir
January 16th 2018
A five star review for Aamir! Thank you That Moment In.com
Aamir screens at London Short Film Festival
December 8th 2017
We're excited to have Aamir screening as part of a stellar lineup at the London Short Film Festival this coming January. Check out the film at Curzon Soho and the Rich Mix London http://shortfilms.org.uk/…/2018-01-17-competition-skin-thic…#LSFF2018
Screening & Panel Discussion for Urgent Action on Child Refugees
November 25th 2017
Screening of Aamir followed by a unique opportunity to hear speakers from leading UK organisations working with refugee children on the ground and pushing for change on UK policy level. If you'd like to find out what urgent action you can take in support of child refugees this winter, please RSVP to Roberta Mantovani: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aamir premieres at BFI London Film Festival
September 14th 2017
We are honoured to have Aamir's UK premiere at this year's BFI London Film Festival. London friends, join us in exploring this year's fascinating LFF program and come check out Aamir at the National Film Theatre on October 7th and at Vue Leicester Square on October 12th. Tickets go on sale today! https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp…
Thank you David Ross Fetzer Foundation!
August 2nd 2016
Feeling very blessed that our short film AAMIR is the recipient of this year's David Ross Fetzer Foundation Short Film Grant bringing us one step closer to finishing the film! http://thedaveyfoundation.org
Honored to be a Guest Director on 'My Life in Sourdough'
March 29th 2016
Thank you to the incredible Marie C for letting me co-write and direct this sizzling hot episode for her edible series 'My Life In Sourdough'!
'The Place Behind Her Eyes' winner of NYU Purple List 2015
29th April 2015
'The Place Behind Her Eyes' has been selected as one of the winners of the NYU Purple List 2015, NYU's showcase of the best production ready feature scripts modelled on the Hollywood Black List.
'The Place Behind Her Eyes' selected for Babylon Feature Development Lab
13th February 2015
Our feature project 'The Place Behind Her Eyes' has been selected to participate in the Babylon Feature Film Development lab. The first installment will take place in Vienna in late February where we will work to take the script to the next level.
'Find Your People' nominated for Porsche Award
18th November 2014
Our Find Your People spot for Atsby Vermouth has been nominated for this year's Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award. Congratulations to cast, crew and Atsby and fingers crossed!
Snapper Magee's To Premiere At Raindance!
24th September 2014
Snapper Magee's will finally have its premiere at this
year's Raindance Film Festival! Come check it out at
the Vue Picadilly (19 Lower Regent St) on Saturday Septmeber 27th at 13.10. Tickets can be booked on
the following link: http://raindancefestival.org/shorts-2014/snapper-magees/
What's Up With Fred? Teaser Online
15th July 2014
Check out the teaser for our upcoming show What's Up With Fred? For updates about the show's progress like our Facebook Page!
Atsby Vermouth Find Your People shortlisted for AICP Awards
6th June 2014
Our spot for Atsby made the shortlist for the 2014 AICP Show & Next Awards! The winners of the Next Awards will be announced at the premiere on June 10th at the NYU Skirball Theater. The winners of the AICP Show will be announced at the premiere screening on June 12th at The Museum of Modern Art.
Katya & The Scarlet Sails wins Special Jury Prize
14th April 2014
Katya & The Scarlet Sails won the Special Jury Prize at the Canada International Film Festival. Horah! Congratulations to all cast and crew!
Katya & The
Scarlet Sails wins Best Cinematography at the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival
27th December 2013
Congratulations to our DP Matthew Mendelson for winning Best Cinematography for Katya & The Scarlet Sails at the Unnoficial Google+ Film Festival
Next stop for Katya
& The Scarlet Sails is the Lone Star Film Festival
7th November 2013
Next stop for Katya & The Scarlet Sails is Texas's Lone Star Film Festival. If anyone is in
Forth Worth this weekend, come check it out on November 10th at midday at the AMC Palace 9 Theatre
Katya & The
Scarlet Sails wins Best Fantasy Drama Short at the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
5th November 2013
Katya & The Scarlet Sails won Best Fantasy Drama Short at the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, part of Valleycon 40
Find Your People spot featured on Wall Street Journal Market Watch
9th September 2013
Our spot gets some attention on Wall Street Journal's Market Watch
Our 'Find Your People' spot for Atsby Vermouth goes live!
9th September 2013
Our spot for Atsby Vermouth finally goes live. Check it out on this link:
Next stop for Katya
& The Scarlet Sails is LA's Hollyshorts Film Festival
25th July 2013
Katya & The Scarlet Sails travels to LA for the 9th Hollyshorts Film Festival
Katya & The Scarlet Sails wins Faculty Commendations in Production Design & Producing at First Run
6th April 2013
Katya & The Scarlet Sails came away from NYU's First Run Film Festival with faculty commendations for Production Design and Producing. Big congratulations to Alexander Solodukho, Robert Eggers, Forest Conner and David Woolner for the awards.
Katya & The Scarlet Sails will screen at the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival
14th March 2013
Katya & The Scarlet Sails will screen at the Sarasota Film Festival on April 13th 2013. The festival is a gem on the US film circuit located on the beautiful Florida beach...
Pilot episode of Weekend Warriors web series goes into production
26th November 2012
In the coming week I'll be directing the pilot episode of Weekend Warriors, a new web series about 3 friends who lead ordinary, grown-up and boring lives, but live for the weekend when they can indulge in their adolescent obsession with amateur basketball that they take much too seriously...
Let Me Go to screen at New Filmmakers Series
13th September 2012
Let Me Go will screen as part of the New Filmmakers series on October 5th at the NYC Anthology Film Archives.
Let Me Go to screen at Sidewalk Film Festival
20th August 2012
Let Me Go will screen at this year's Sidewalk Film Festival in Alabama this coming weekend (August 24th-26th).
Let Me Go to screen at Women & Minorities in Media Film Festival
21st March 2012
If you happen to be in Baltimore, Maryland on March 30th check out the Women & Minorities in Media Film Festival screening of my new documentary Let Me Go - the intimate story of a mother helping her daughter cross the threshold into adulthood for the first time. The festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year.
Katya & The Scarlet Sails in final stages of pre-production
29th December 2011
Katya & The Scarlet Sails, my new surreal comedy short about the absurd consequences of romantic indoctrination is now in its final stages of pre-production. We have an incredible star cast, an award-winning creative team and 8 days to go to raise as much of the $12,000 budget goal as possible. Visit our indiegogo page to find out more about the project and get involved.
"Joseph Jr" on No Budge Films
5th September 2011
Joseph Jr featured on No Budge Films - an online platform where you can watch no budget films for free. Check out their great selection on www.nobudgefilms.com
Welcome to the new site!
4th September 2011
New site finally live. Thanks very much to Kyle Walters, the web master extraordinaire!