Name: Allen Phelps
Job Title: Office Post-Production Assistant
What does that mean? What do you do? I do a little bit of everything from script building, viewing spots, assisting clients, and organization.
What’s the best part about working at VIA? My coworkers. If VIA did one thing right, it’s that they hired the right people for a wonderful experience both on and off the clock.
What’s one thing about you that would shock us? I did 4 years of theatre and musical theatre.
Any hobbies? I enjoy spending most of my time going on little adventures around California with my fiancé and dogs.
Before coming to VIA, what was the most interesting or unusual job you ever had? I worked at Walmart. It is truly as rough of an experience as you would think.
List three words that describe VIA: Hardworking, Unique and Accepting
What do you like best about working here? Least? I like that this is the first job I can say I look forward to going to work no matter how early. The thing I like the least is that I am not traveling a lot.
What is your proudest work moment? The day Kate hired me.
Your desk: messy or organized? My desk is organized.
Beach or mountains? Beach
Favorite quote? “Of course it is happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
Travel spot? Anywhere with adventure.
What’s your favorite movie, book or TV show? (Or all three): Harry Potter is both my favorite book and movie, and my favorite TV show at the moment would have to be American Horror Story.
Favorite restaurant? I would have to say my favorite restaurant is anywhere that serves good Mexican cuisine.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? I wouldn’t mind eating Cheeseburgers for the rest of my life.
Something in your refrigerator right now: Coffee creamer
What did you eat for breakfast this morning? I had mini wheats and coffee.
Greatest meal you ever prepared? I bake better than I cook and I would have to say I can make a good batch of chocolate chip cookies, and cake
Care to share that recipe? I don’t have it on me at the moment, but I just research a bunch of recipies and then cook what others already have basically.
If you were an animal, what would you be? A dog. They’re the most forgiving, loving, and friendly animals in the whole world.
If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you bring? Supplies to help build shelter, supplies to help me catch food, and a friend.
What book did you last read? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
What aspect of your role at VIA do you enjoy most? I enjoy creating and prepping the scripts.
What celebrity do people think you look like? Everyone says Zac Effron, but I don’t see it. They started saying this after I played the character he played in High School Musical.
What’s the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? I wouldn’t buy anything, but however I would pay off my student loans.
What’s the one super power you would choose if you could? I would want to be able to turn invisible.
What’s your biggest pet peeve? People who cannot clean up after themselves.
What’s your hidden talent? Writing
Most important lesson learned: You won’t go anywhere in life if you don’t take chances.
Toughest decision you ever made: Moving away from home to chase my dreams.
Best piece of advice you ever received: Grab the bull by the horns.
What phobias do you have? All insects
Where have you lived? Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and California
What’s the last joke you recall? What do you call a fake noodle … an impasta.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Memphis? I haven’t been there yet, so right now I will say my favorite thing will be that I get to go there with the rest of the company out here in Los Angeles.
You’re happiest when … I am around babies and puppies.
You’d like to be famous for … Writing a book series like JK Rowling did.