BIOGRAPHY

SOPHIA SHEK

Sophia Shek loves a good script and exciting challenges. Her passion for storytelling and travelling has taken the Scottish-Chinese producer around the world, from Australia to North America, working on a dynamic range of commercial and independent projects.

During her tenure in Hong Kong, Sophia has found success with Hollywood productions, acting as Assistant Director to Oliver Stone on Snowden (2015), Michael Bay on Transformers IV: Age of Extinction (2014), and Alan Taylor on Thor: The Dark World (2013).

 

Her diverse portfolio also includes commercials with multi-national corporations (Cathay Pacific, Adidas, Microsoft, Venetian Macau) and music videos (Super Junior, Reik.)

Tight budgets have not deterred Sophia from venturing into independent films and documentaries that explore queer and diaspora identities in recent years. Feature films I Miss You When I See You (2018), and her sophomore collaboration with Taiwanese-American director Emily Ting Go Back to China (2019) have both been featured in multiple film festivals (SXSW, Seattle International Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival.)

Sophia lends her expertise of festival curation and production to local initiatives at the intersection of culture and queerness. The long-time curator of Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival has also been involved with Women's Festival Hong Kong.

She has recently been named one of the directors of Planet Ally, a queer women's led organisation, after being involved in their flagship events Human Dignity Festival and Miles of Love in the past three years.

In her free time, Sophia enjoys playing tennis, drinking whisky (spelt without an "e") and watching sci-fi TV shows. She is currently based in Hong Kong.

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