Sophie O’Connor is an accomplished Director.
Her first short film, RUN WITH THE BALL & DIE WITH YOUR BOOTS ON, was Runners-up at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2008 – Footy Shorts Competition.
Her debut feature film, SUBMERGE (2013), was invited to over 30 festivals worldwide including; First Time Fest (USA) Frameline38 (USA), BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (UK) & was the Closing Night film for Melbourne Queer Film Festival (AUS).
Sophie has directed six TVC’s for Interflora Australia, together with a talented group of women, DOP Sky Davies, Wardrobe and Make-up Olivia Still, Composer Lydia Davies & Producer Carla McConnell.
She is one of the co-founders of East Hill Film Co, which has produced numerous short films and the heartfelt documentary, THE WARRION FLOWER SHOW (2010). Her short film HANGRY (2015), had its World Premiere at Soho International Film Festival 2015 (USA) and won ‘Best World Short’.
Her recent short film CLAP, starring Molly Broadstock and Gemma Chua-Tran (from ABC’s Emmy Nominated Mustangs FC) premiered at Academy Award Accredited, Flickerfest 2020, and has just won five awards, at Australian Women’s Film Festival 2021, including; Best Editing, Best Actor, Best Dramatic Short Film, Best Director and Best Film.
Currently, she is writing a feature film, FINDING KATHERINE, a comedy-drama based around an ageing ex-activist fighting to save her town from developers who seek to ruin their peaceful way of life, by unusual and slightly illegal means.
An accomplished Art Director, Film & TVC Director, Producer and Graphic Designer, based on the SurfCoast, Victoria, Sophie specialises in creative strategy, conceptual thinking, and creating thoughtful, meaningful and engaging brand content.