Hey, I'm Sophie Dia!
Los Angeles, California
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" and experimental "Come to the Edge", shot on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica and featuring artist Lita Albuquerque. The award winning "Talking to the Air: The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom" and "Daughters of the Curved Moon were shot in remote regions of the high Himalaya.
As a writer/director, Sophie's debut narrative feature film "Dogstar", was a tragic love story between an otherworldly recluse and a misfit junkie and was billed as a rustic Colorado update of O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi. Critics described it as "pleasingly sensuous" and a "well-crafted, winsome fairy tale".
She is currently in post production on a 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. She is also directing a film about the Transgender community in Kathmandu - "Pink Tiffany". Additionally, the trans-media project Caravan Field Songs and Stories is also in development.
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 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 has shot and produced work for commercials, documentaries, films and NGO promotions as well as experimental art pieces.
Talking to the Air: The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom
Death-defying races are the Himalayan back-drop for man’s ancient spiritual bond with the horse.
Projects I'm Supporting
In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.
Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017
A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.
A Room Full of Nothing
In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.
A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.
The family-fractured lives of a racist auto-mechanic, a retired widower, and a queer Christian-college student intertwine at a bar.
Fantastic Santa Monaco
A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.
A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.
A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.
Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?
OR DIE TRYING
Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.
The Great Flip-Off
Facing extinction, the last extreme circus bareback riders unite for one final, death-defying performance.
Vacationer Shelby and mountain resort manager Carol go on a healing journey of learning why they cling to unrealistic romantic fantasies.
Celebrating 30 years of shooting music, photographer Chris Cuffaro shares stories behind the images of this exciting 2015 exhibition.
Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.
After Ever After
When is it too late to save a marriage that's been slowly bleeding to death for years?
A film about starring in the movie of your life.
Finding Jenn's Voice
Homicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy. But no one is talking about it. Until now.
Directed by Women
Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.
Danielle meets her favorite guitarist, Astra, who reveals that she is a time-traveler.