AnnaRose King, writer-director, known for American viral and Good enough and Roger King’s daughter of King World Production, died.
Her family said she died Jan. 3 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 35.
The Manhattan-born director from Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, has directed a total of seven films, one of which was inspired by the death of her executive father, Roger King, who died of a stroke on December 10, 2007. He was 63 years old.
AnnaRose King’s Good enough focuses on a flight attendant in New York who seeks to find a long-lost relative after the death of her father. King directed, wrote and starred in the 201
King American viralwhich she created and wrote, star Michael Scholter and followed the family as they tried to go viral after a successful video made them famous on the internet.
Her additional directorial credits include Spanish Rice, Kat and Ice, Crystal Sessions, The Actress and He sucks.
The filmmaker was selected as a contributor to FilmTwo at the Sundance Institute in 2020 for her screenplay for a New York woman trying to cure her cancer by participating in an experimental treatment in Houston.
Following her diagnosis, King set up a cancer research fund at MD Anderson. Donations can be made to the fund in her honor here: https://www.annaroseking.com/advocacy
King, who also founded Young King Productions, is survived by her husband Michael Charles Tellis and their four-year-old daughter. Among the survivors is she, who survived her mother, sister and mother and father-in-law.