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Meet Vionna Lam

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vionna Lam.

Vionna, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Born and raised in Westminster, Colorado decided that two years of business school was not what I wanted to do in the entertainment world. Decided to transfer to LA Film School to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Producing and currently today working as a director and producer. While also freelancing as grip when the opportunity rises.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s been tough, money is tight due to school and the rent in LA is way higher than Colorado. Finding a job is difficult since the school has a really rough schedule for classes that makes others not want to hire. While also freelancing isn’t much of a stable income so it makes money tight and hard, but the road has to be bumpy for you to push yourself as a filmmaker and person to know the ins and outs of the struggle.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am currently known to wanting to and am being a director, focusing on helping other projects as a producer or assistant director.

Currently proud of just finishing up my latest project, a short film that I been working on for over a year now.

Passion and dedication, I put a lot of work into my projects and to my team. I appreciate my crew and I do the hard work with them. I don’t sit back and watch my team do everything. I help them with anything they need even though it is not within my position to as a director. But the dedication and care my crew puts in, I give back in tenfolds.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My teacher Jay Zabriskie for all his knowledge and support, he is a mentor to me as he pushes me to succeed and grow in the industry. Tells me the honest truth on how tough it is working in it and all the up and downs that goes into it all. He encourages me to work harder and never tells me no just how to work around it and to communicate with everyone.

To my supporter and teammate, Manuel Rivas for always being there and having my back for pushing me and encouraging me that I am dedicated and a hardworking even when times get tough. For being my number 1 sound mixer and post sound supervisor, telling me the ups and downs and the importance of the final product. For being there to tell me that nothing is impossible and that I am truly doing enough and as much as I can even though it seems like there should be more.

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Image Credit:
Fernando Zepeda & Hannah Sadorra

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