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.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Black Lady Goddess

Newark, New Jersey Series
Drama, Fantasy

Set 50 years in the future where the world has found out that God is a black woman and reparations have been given to all aborginators...

125%

This project got the green light!

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches, Louisiana Feature
Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.

103%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles, California Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland, Florida Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

Blossom

Los Angeles, California Feature
Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.

80%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles, California Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.

102%

This project got the green light!

Stallion of a Dream: California & the Camarillo White Horse

Ojai, California Feature
Documentary, History

Before low-riders and hotrods, California was the birthplace of an endangered horse that became part of our California cultural identity.

81%

This project got the green light!

King Ester

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.

105%

This project got the green light!

Echoes in Silence

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Experimental

Six women who are a manifestation of 1 woman embark on a journey of truth & self-discovery whilst formulating a sisterhood along the way.

90%

This project got the green light!

Chrysalis

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

An astronaut trapped in cryo sleep on a damaged spacecraft uses a visceral childhood memory to break free from her coma and save her crew.

105%

This project got the green light!

You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

A depressed man searches for meaning to stave off his own spontaneous combustion.

91%

This project got the green light!

Up on the Mountain

Port Townsend, Washington Feature
Documentary

A documentary about Southeast Asian refugees, Latino immigrants, and rural Americans on a year-round migration to harvest wild mushrooms.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Boston, Massachusetts Short
Documentary, News

From Maine to New Mexico, citizens rise for free and fair elections but face opposition from entrenched political interests.

86%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York City, New York Feature
Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.

100%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York City, New York Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

The Atticus McLaren Mysteries

Edinburgh, United Kingdom Series
Mystery, Drama

An autistic museum technician stumbles onto a mystery and we learn that sometimes finding the answer takes a different way of thinking.

100%

This project got the green light!

One Bird at a Time

Portland, Oregon Series
Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.

105%

This project got the green light!

VOWS

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.

106%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont, California Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

88%

This project got the green light!

Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill, Maine Short
Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.

137%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Forgotten

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Western

In the Old West, two women must defy the bigotry of their time to save an innocent life.

114%

This project got the green light!

Woke

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A racially mixed , outspoken actress in New York City constantly being told ‘no’ and offering herself a 'yes'

101%

This project got the green light!

YAZIDI GENOCIDE FILM

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama, War

When ISIS turns a mountain into a massacre, who can you save?

97%

This project got the green light!

The Laser Effect

Baltimore, Maryland Festival
Drama, Sport

The story of Ty Laser, a high school star athlete, who struggles with the gravities of the past and the high expectations of the present.

107%

This project got the green light!

Park Slope Moms

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.

111%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston, Massachusetts Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

This project got the green light!

Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles, California Short
Documentary

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.

81%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Feature
Adventure, Romance

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.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield, Berkshire County Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

Palace

Bloomington, Indiana Feature
Drama

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.

104%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.

85%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin, Wisconsin Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?

100%

This project got the green light!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Great Flip-Off

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Feature
Documentary, History

Facing extinction, the last extreme circus bareback riders unite for one final, death-defying performance.

128%

This project got the green light!

Shelby's Vacation

Los Angeles, California Short
Romance, LGBTQ

Vacationer Shelby and mountain resort manager Carol go on a healing journey of learning why they cling to unrealistic romantic fantasies.

91%

This project got the green light!

Greatest Hits

Los Angeles, California Feature
Documentary

Celebrating 30 years of shooting music, photographer Chris Cuffaro shares stories behind the images of this exciting 2015 exhibition.

80%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

After Ever After

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Experimental

When is it too late to save a marriage that's been slowly bleeding to death for years?

28%

This project got the green light!

Actress

New York, United States Feature
Documentary

A film about starring in the movie of your life.

100%

This project got the green light!

Finding Jenn's Voice

Pennsylvania, United States Feature
Documentary

Homicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy. But no one is talking about it. Until now.

100%

This project got the green light!

Directed by Women

United States
Global Celebration

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.

88%

This project got the green light!

Time Signature

Brooklyn, New York Short
Sci-Fi

Danielle meets her favorite guitarist, Astra, who reveals that she is a time-traveler.

100%

This project got the green light!

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