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Life & Work with Victoria Martonne

Today we’d like to introduce you to Victoria Martonne.

Hi Victoria, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I am originally from Brasilia, Brazil. I grew up there and moved to LA in 2014 to study acting. I graduated with a BFA in acting for film. I produced and wrote short films including Arsenic which screened at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Oscar qualifying In the Palace International Short Film Festival. With Arsenic, I also won Best Actress in a Drama. I then wrote and produced my web series Fake It Til You Make It, that won awards at the Festigious Film Festival, TopShorts and many others. I was a judge at the HollyShorts Film Festival last year (2021). I recently released an EP called Stages of a Platonic Relationsh*t since music is also my passion.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Moving to LA by myself was very challenging. I never lived on my own and I was just 18 years old in a foreign country. Navigating the industry and experiencing rejections, people saying that I should go back home or that this world “was not for me” was at many times disappointing and saddening. However, my family has always been extremely supportive of me and my goals, and my mom would say to me “people will try to kill your dreams when they are not brave enough to go after theirs”. I got my O-1 visa after being told by many people it was a one in a million situation and screened my first short film at the TLC Chinese Theater after having producers tell me my film was impossible to make with the budget I had.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an actress, writer, producer and musician. I produced and wrote short films including Arsenic which screened at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Oscar qualifying In the Palace International Short Film Festival. I then wrote and produced my web series Fake It Til You Make It, which won awards at the Festigious Film Festival, TopShorts and many others. I recently released an EP called Stages of a Platonic Relationsh*t, since music is also my passion. I was a judge at the HollyShorts Film Festival last year (2021). Recently I also released my first EP “Stages of a Platonic Relationsh*t” and I am working on two Brazilian projects. One of them being a feature film called No Meu Tempo with production company New Group Cine & TV, whose titles include Federal Police: No One Is Above the Law, Brazil’s most viewed national movie.

How do you think about luck?
I believe I am very blessed. I believe in God and I am always asking him for guidance and wisdom to cease opportunities He sends my way. I think a lot of times people will say someone got lucky, but most don’t see all the hard work involved in the process. “Making it” is a process and we have to learn to enjoy the journey because that is where all the personal growth happens.

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