Sophia [so-fie-yah] is a UK based filmmaker.
She graduated in 2013 from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a BA Honours Degree in Acting. She started working as an actor, mainly in television and film: Shetland (BBC), Mr Selfridge (ITV), Inbetweeners Movie 2, World's End (CBBC/ABC Australia) & Doctors (BBC). Alongside theatre such as: The Cardinal (Southwark Playhouse) and King Lear (The Citizens Theatre). Since 2017, she has turned her attention fully to filmmaking. She worked for one year in development and assisting film Producer Christopher Milburn. She now Directs freelance and has started her own production company, Certain Light Films. She wrote, directed and co-produced The Wider Sun, which has been screened at thirteen film festivals internationally throughout 2018 and 2019 (including at the BFI and BAFTA qualifying festivals). She was also awarded Best Director at Oslo Independent Film Festival in 2018 and The Wider Sun voted as Best Short Film by Take One Magazine.
Her next short film Nobody’s Darling (starring Ruby Richardson and Karla Crome) is currently being submitted to film festivals. Her latest narrative short, entitled Mine is currently in post-production alongside two music videos for the singer songwriter Maz O’Connor, and she is in the process of developing ideas for her first feature film.
Sophia also has a background in dance and choreography, she feels that this informs her as a Director. She also spent some time living in New Zealand as a child, and is very inspired by the landscape there. She holds dual residency in New Zealand and the UK.