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    2018 Film Collection

     

    So the darkness shall be the light

    And the lightness the dancing.

     

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    Sofia de Fay

    Film Director

     

     

     

  • MASQUERADING

    To Hell and Back

    A funny, brutal, heart-wrenching and breathtakingly beautiful story.

     

    A bittersweet ode to friendship, forged in the fires of rejection, of discriminatory laws and imprisonment; a story of hardship and success, determination and survival, of competitiveness and loyalty; of pathos and humour. It is the story of two elderly drag-queens.

     

    REVIEW BY KIERSTON DRIER (Toronto news): “What is truly inspirational about this film, despite its excellent music and beautiful photography is the performances of Samantha Fox and Sandra Dee.A touching film and a joy to watch. It is heart-wrenching, engaging and beautiful. Many glasses are raised to these two beautiful ladies, and a bravo to director Sofia de Fay”

  • EYES WIDE OPEN

    WINNER OF THE GOLD AWARD AT THE NY Festivals.

     

    A trusting wine farmer is forced to face up to a web of sinister relationships that threaten to undermine the future of his farm. A potential investor persuades him to investigate the chain of command between himself and his laborers.

  • ROAD OF DEATH

    2011. A famine and deadly drought sweeps through Somalia and millions die. A courageous young woman defies the odds and tries to save her children.

  • FOOTPRINTS

    in the Snow

    Bosnia, Tusla. A place where hope is buried deep in the snow.

    A tribute to a battle courageously fought in a town ill-equipped to deal with 19-year-old Bassim-Hassanovich diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia. In the aftermath of a crippling war, Tusal, Bosnia can offer little help to the young man.

  • T I D E

    of

    G R I E F

    In the midst of a sea of immeasurable pain, a miracle emerges.

     

    In 2004, a giant killer-wave strikes a small village on India’s west coast robbing Karibeen and his wife of all they hold dear. Overwhelmed by grief they no longer want to live and they plan to end the pain and torment. Something wonderful happens.

     

    A miracle changes the course of destiny.

  • H E A V E N S

    H E R D S

    The story of Nguni Cattle.

    The story of the Nguni people.

  • PASSAGE OF COURAGE

    They faced death, but they did not give in to fear.

    4 Patients survive a death sentence. Diagnosed with an incurable disease, four people face the prospect of painful deaths knowing only a miracle can save them. Four incredible stories thread an interwoven testimony of remarkable courage, tenacity, and faith. They fight for their lives and win.

  •  ECHOES

    To see. To hear. To feel. To care. To move our hearts.

  • RELEASED

    His memories were a prison.

    Revenge is the only release.

  • Sofia de Fay

    Has worked in over 57 countries and won over a hundred awards.

    Her diverse films have been "officially selected" for 21 festivals.

  • Wander & Wonder

    Be curious. Be brave

    SPACES AND INTERFACES THAT MEDIATE OUR ENCOUNTERS WITH THE EPIC AND THE SACRED

    STRIVE TO BE MOVED. BE SHAKEN. BE BRAVE

    CHALLENGE. EMBRACE. ENCOUNTER

    THE EPIC. THE SACRED. THE MYSTERIOUS

  • INSPIRATION

    "It is a subtle dance between nuance and narrative, choice and chance"

    Be fearless, curious and spontaneous. Acknowledge nuance. Life is complex. Think critically. Paint portraits in shades of grey - nothing is simple or black and white. Capture ephemeral moments and cobble them together. (critically) There is spontaneity, but there needs to be rigid structure. Listen. Don't rush. Search for emotional realism. Play with crisply scripted words. Look for that perfect frame. Create sumptuous textures. Polish, warm and color wash. Learn, learn learn. Be enthusiastic. Be humble. Take pride. Be hard on your opinions. Create deep emotions. Sustain emotions. Define yourself by what you love. Wander and wonder. Be awake. Be alive.

    Sofia is a freelance writer and director, who strives to be a masterful storyteller both perceptive in human behavior and forceful in emotional impact. She has worked in North America, Europe, Africa, China, India and the Middle East. Whether it is covering a story in a war zone or executing a sophisticated lifestyle commercial, Sofia immerses herself and addresses issues in a deeply sensitive and compelling way. Not afraid to push boundaries, she is able to create films that are and which remain in our memories for a long time.

  • FILMS

    JUST A FEW ....

    A BREATH AWAY

    Commercial

    When a motorbike narrowly misses crashing into a student an observant architect rushes to her rescue. He snatches her from harm’s way. A window is unlocked in their hearts as their eyes latch. Time is suspended in a moment of intimacy unleashing fantasies which run to a perfect consummation. Unfortunately, this moment is interrupted. Moving apart unsettled, unsure, step-by-slow-step they seal destinies in a fading dream; each left to bear an indelible “What if?”

    BASF

    Clean Air Campaign

    Commercial

    A short, off-beat and quirky TVC film promoting clean air catalysts. The film went viral.

    ANTICIPATION

    Commercial: film for the Burj Al Arab

    A mysterious man arrives at the Burj and prepares the stage for love.

    TEDX

    A promo

    TEDX comes to Abu Dhabi and they need the world to know. A short promotional film needs to establish the philosophy of TEDX showing how it is at the cutting edge of science, engineering, relentlessly pioneering new thinking, ideas, artistic endeavors and more importantly they need to show where they are going to be. Abu Dhabi. A city that is growing, flourishing, mushrooming and pioneering every day.

    UBU

    A brilliant way to uplift the poor and give hope to a township

    A new way to trade for the poor.

  • Awards and Festivals

     

    The last 2 years

    Edmonton International Film Festival

    Berlin Short Film Festival

    LGBT Toronto Film Festival

    COMMFEST: Global Community Film Festival

    Shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival

    Hollywood International Film Festival – Best Foreign Documentary short. Best cinematography short

    Our City Film Project

    Africa Film Festival Koln

    Great Lakes International Film Festival

    SAFTA Nomination

    Cinequest

    IDA Pare Lorentz Award

    Durban Film Festival

    African Academy Awards

    2016 CANNES CORPORATE MEDIA AND TELEVISION AWARDS FESTIVAL

    Category: Events and conference openers, Silver winner:

    Title: Listen to the Wind

    Category: Online Corporate film: Silver Winner: Passage of Courage

    Short documentary: SHAKEN:

    Official Selection:

    Cinequest International Film Festival

    2015 Global Awards nomination for a TVC for direction:
    On the Shoulders of Giants.

    2015 Cannes Corporate Media and Television Awards Festival
    Gold Winner: Online Media Corporate Videos.
    Silver Winner: Integrated Communication.
    Silver winner: Science and Knowledge.
    US International Film and Television Awards
    GOLD CAMERA AWARD for Social Issues for Tide of Grief
    SILVER AWARD for Best Documentary-Drama for Tide of Grief
    SILVER AWARD for Direction for Tide of Grief
    SILVER AWARD for Music for Tide of Grief
    2015 New York Film International Film and Television Festival
    GOLD WORLD MEDAL for Best Docudrama for Tide of Grief
    GOLD WORLD MEDAL for Documentaries for Tide of Grief
    BRONZE WORLD MEDAL for Human Concerns for Tide of Grief
    SILVER WORLD MEDAL for Social Issues.
    FINALIST CERTIFICATE for Corporate Responsibility
    SILVER WORLD MEDAL for Cinematography for the New Frontiers
    GOLD WORLD MEDAL for Cinematography for On the Shoulders of Giants
    BRONZE WORLD MEDAL for Narration for On the Shoulders of Giants
    SILVER WORLD MEDAL for Music for On the Shoulders of Giants
    US International Film and Television Awards
    “BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD” for documentary productions for Road of Death.
    GOLD CAMERA AWARD: Documentary Drama for Road of Death

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