Sophie is a British American film director and documentary cinematographer who has produced and shot films in the Antarctic, at the North Pole and in the Himalayas. Her documentary films include "77 Below", shot on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica and featuring artist Lita Albuquerque and her ephemeral art installation "Stellar Axis". The award winning "Talking to the Air: The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom" was shot on the border with Tibet in the high Himalaya. Her debut narrative feature film "Dogstar", was a tragic love story between an otherworldly recluse and a misfit junkie. The film was billed as a rustic Colorado update of O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi and critics described it as "pleasingly sensuous" and a "well-crafted, winsome fairy tale".
Sophie also co-directed and lensed the upcoming documentary "Daughters of the Curved Moon" shot in remote villages in West Nepal and has also shot another upcoming doc directed by Stephen Fisher, entitled "Elders Speak" on the Paiute Shoshone in the Owen's Valley. She is currently shooting another documentary on the maverick and youthful horsemen of Kyrgyzstan and working on a story about The Camarillo family of California and the legacy of their rare White Horses.
Sophie co-owns and runs Horsefly Films, a production company based in Los Angeles. As well as promotional films for world class equine clientele worldwide, Horsefly Films are producing through their "Rare Equine Trust" a series of documentaries focussed on rare horses and vanishing equine cultures. Their award winning films "Path to Glory", "Tarpan", "Of Gods and Kings" and "Talking to the Air" are available at www.rareequinetrust.com. Sophie is also an accomplished painter.
Sophie has shot and produced work for commercials, documentaries, films and NGO promotions as well as experimental art pieces. Please contact her directly for enquiries regarding the artistic and professional development, shooting or production of your cinematic project.