Meet Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss
Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss is half Armenian, half English, brought up in Nicosia, Cyprus. She moved to London at eighteen and began her career as a dancer at the Raymond Revuebar, She trained at RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and spent twenty years as an actress, playing a slew of mad, bad, exotic foreigners on British television and performing in the West End, The Royal Court and European tours amongst others. After moving to Los Angeles, Victoria wrote her first book, The Seamstress of Ourfa, the first in a trilogy beginning in the Ottoman Empire in 1895 and following four generations of women until the present day.
“A Flock of Birds” was her first film as writer/director/producer/DP. Based on a chapter from her book it is based on a family story with a fictional twist. Previously she produced, wrote and appeared in “Cyprus Summer 1974” a short documentary based on a diary she wrote during the coup and subsequent war that divided Cyprus, her home.
She is currently working on another project, “Rest in Pieces,” a docudrama about death and what it means to be buried in a cemetery in no man’s land, awarded a Spark grant to help completion by Creative Armenia Network.
All her work can be seen on her website at planetvix.com.
Appearances at Live On Green