Wednesday, January 4, 2012

RIP Vivi Friedman

The Finnish Hollywood film director Vivi Friedman has died.

Vivi Friedman, director of “The Family Tree” died in Los Angeles on January 2. She was 44. Friedman was born and raised in Finland, where she directed her first commercial shortly after high school. Vivi’s passion for film took her to the United States with a scholarship to study film at the University of Rochester. She later continued her studies in TV and Film at UCLA and began an international commercial directing career that continues to this day.

In 2003 Vivi shot her short film “Certainly Not a Fairy Tale”, starring Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel for Fox Searchlight’s prestigious Searchlab, one of the industry’s most highly-regarded programs for developing the next generation of filmmakers. Vivi spoke five languages and had worked all over the world.

Born:  1967 Helsinki, Finland
Died: 1/2/2012, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Vivi Friedman’s western – production assistant:
Into the Badlands (TV) - 1991

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