Co-Founder and Director of Production for Unincarcerated Productions, Vik Chopra is the head honcho for all the movie-making things. The big cheese, if you will. After spending years addicted to drugs, and then five in prison, Vik turned his life around through fitness, meditation and yoga.
Before being incarcerated, Vik attended the University of Washington and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He worked various media jobs in Seattle leading up to Unincarcerated Productions—from Account Manager at KCTS 9 Television to an Account Executive at KEXP Radio, and even an actor and model. Vik has completed two documentary short films, is working on finishing a full-length documentary called Firestorm for Unincarcerated, a docuseries, as well as two screenplays he’s currently writing. He hopes to win an Oscar some day.
When he’s not working full time, or working out, Vik also enjoys meditating and other spiritual activities, listening to Britney Spears, dancing hip hop, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and Netflix and chilling. He lives on a media diet of Entertainment Weekly, Rotten Tomatoes, Daily Variety, and CNN. The causes he supports include—Restorative Justice, LGBTQ+ youth, No Kid Hungry, and Public Broadcasting. He most admires Ellen DeGeneres as a courageous trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community because she helped pave the way for him to come out when he was 24-years-old.