A self-taught screenwriter and documentary filmmaker with a passion for historical research best describes Omaha, Nebraska native Victoria L. White. Her interest in The Great Migration of African Americans from the southern states to Omaha launched her journey into filmmaking that started when she retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2007.
White’s first documentary production was in 2008 with "A Time Remembered". The documentary covered the reunion of the participants and director of the Academy Award nominated documentary "A Time For Burning", which was filmed in Omaha in 1966. "A Time Remembered" was an official selection to the 2009 Omaha Film Festival and was critically acclaimed for its writing and narration. The film also revealed White’s strong documentary filmmaking potential.
In January of 2009, White was a production crew member on the regional Emmy Award winning documentary "An Inaugural Ride to Freedom", a moving story about a group from Omaha that traveled by bus to see the first inauguration of President Barack Obama.
White’s next production was "The After Party-Behind the Scenes of Wigger" in 2009 which documents the making of an independent film based in Omaha titled "Wigger" which starred Anna Maria Horsford and Meshach Taylor. White also created visual effects for the movie that earned her a second IMDb listing (Vikki White).
In 2012 White produced a short documentary that is on YouTube titled, "Race Riot of 1919 in Omaha-The Lynching of Will Brown". The video has well over 200,000 views and has been shown in schools and universities around the world.
The research on the horrific event of Brown's murder was the inspiration for White to write her first screenplay "City of Cousins" in 2021. Among numerous high placements in a more than a dozen screenplay competitions, "City of Cousins" was chosen for the 2021 Austin Film Festival second-round and was a finalist in the 2021 Omaha Film Festival where it was selected for the festival's writers theater.