AnnaRose King, the daughter of Kind world production’s Roger King has died at the age of 35.
According to Deadline, the writer-director known for American Viral and Good Enough died on Jan. 3 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan after a three-year battle with cancer. Her family had announced on social media.
The Manhattan-born, Beverly Farms, MA-raised filmmaker directed a total of seven films, one of which was inspired by the passing of her broadcast executive father Roger King, who died of a stroke on Dec. 10, 2007. He was 63.
AnnaRose King’s Good Enough centres on a New York City-based flight attendant who seeks to find a long lost relative after her father’s death. King directed, wrote and starred in the 2016 title.
King’s American Viral, which she created and wrote, stars Michael Showalter and follows a family as they attempt to go viral after a successful video makes them internet famous.
AnnaRose King additional directing credits include Spanish Rice, Kat & Eis, Crystal Sessions, The Actress and Stood Up.
AnnaRose King was selected as a 2020 Sundance Institute FilmTwo Fellow for her screenplay about a New York woman who seeks to cure her cancer by participating in an experimental treatment in Houston.
Following her diagnosis, King established a cancer research fund at MD Anderson. Donations may be made to the fund in her honor here: https://www.annaroseking.com/advocacy
AnnaRose King, who also founded Young King Productions, is survived by her husband, Michael Charles Telis, and their four year old daughter. Survivors also include her survived by her mother, her sister and her mother and father-in-law.