Victor’s first feature film, BREAKUP AT A WEDDING, a romantic comedy once described as “a clown with its c*ck out”, was released by Oscilloscope Labs (EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP) which he directed and co-wrote, produced by Anonymous Content (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) and Before The Door Pictures (MARGIN CALL). The film was based around the talents and comedy of his successful online film series, PERIODS. Death & Taxes called BREAKUP AT A WEDDING “the breakout comedy of the year.” His mom thought it was pretty cool too.
For the last four years PERIODS. Films, which Victor created and directs, has cultivated a cult like following with their semi-improvised costumed short period films. Released online, the series started with their instantly viral PILGRIMS and has been featured in the LA Times, Huffington Post, EW, New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog, Jezebel, The Hairpin, and *cough* even High Times. Time Out NY rated the series #15 in Funniest Online Series of All Time (before Drunk History but after Between Two Ferns, totally cool with that!) Recently PERIODS. has partnered with Nerdist Industries.
PERIODS. was the centerpiece of the opening night gala at the HollyShorts FIlm Festival at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on August 10th 2012, played a special showcase at the Raindance Film Festival in 2013 and will be featured at the TriBeCa Film Festival 2014. A feature version of the shorts will be released later in 2014.
Most recently Victor directed DOG C.E.O. a new series for Adult Swim and worked as a producer on the AMC docu-series GAME OF ARMS. He also co-produced and co-wrote his wife, Anna Martemucci’s first film, HOLLIDAYSBURG, part of the docu-series THE CHAIR on Starz.
As a commercial director Victor has worked with clients ranging from Absolut Vodka and Malibu Rum to Garofalo Pasta and H&M as well as YSL and Rockstar Games. Victor has also designed and sold numerous online marketing campaigns to clients including the Independent Spirit Awards and BBE.
Victor published his first graphic novel, MR. MURDER IS DEAD, in 2012 with Archaia Entertainment. The book was listed on several major Top Ten Lists and was well reviewed. His mom thought it was just alright.
Victor’s first short film, CHINESE DREAM, shot entirely in Cantonese, was short-listed for the 2005 Academy Awards. Just in case you thought it was all for a laugh.