THE CREW OF SOPHIE

 

The crew is primarily made up of students and alumni from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia.  The SOPHIE crew is also incredibly diverse, with members coming from America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. 

ALEXANDRA HSU
Director, Producer, Co-Writer 

 

Alexandra was born and raised in Orange County, CA. She is currently completing her MFA in Filmmaking NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia. Alexandra received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges, double majoring in Media Studies (Film Production) and Asian Studies. Her thesis, "Women: Cultural Revolution to Capitalist Revolution" received the Payton Watkins '09 Media Studies Award and also the Pomona College Museum of Art, "China Insights" Exhibit Grant in 2011. 

 

Since the age of 16, Alexandra has pursued a career in film and entertainment. She worked for Spyglass Entertainment and China Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio (CCTV). She gained experience working on 3 documentaries: Crossfire Hurricane, directed by Brett Morgen, Top Spin, directed by Mina T Son and Sara Newens, and a new documentary about Mingi children in Ethiopia, Africa, Omo Child: The River and the Bush directed by photographer, John Rowe. Her most rewarding experience was working with Ellen Sandler, writer and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond. 

 

Alexandra has just finished filming her 3rd major short film in the Dordogne region of France. The film is a comedy about a female farmer. It is just about to start post-production.


 

THOMAS WOOD
Director of Photography

 

Born in Paris, Thomas recently completed his MFA in Filmmaking at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia. He shot films in Europe and Asia which screened in international film festivals (Clermont-Ferrand, Hamburg, Encounters (UK), Athens OH (USA), Manila, Austin (USA)) and was nominated for the Kodak student cinematography scholarship award 2015. Thomas also directs and his film won the 1st prize at NYU and screened at the Director's Guild of America in Los Angeles, international film festivals (Paris, Madrid, Milan, Aberdeen, Vancouver) and was shortlisted at the BAFTA US Short Film Awards 2015. Other previous experiences include working as an assistant director and production assistant on feature films (L'amour dure trois ans (2011) directed by Frédéric Beigbeder and Io e Te (2012) directed by Bernardo Bertolucci), commercials (Dior, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, La Marine Nationale), and documentaries.

 

MALAY PRAKASH
Co-Producer 

 

Malay Prakash is also a director and cinematographer. He recently graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia with an MFA degree in Film Production. Malay  also attended Mumbai University and Middlesex University of London. He has experience working in film in India, Singapore, USA, Philippines, and now Hong Kong. His own film, the Little Master, shot in India, was recently chosen for 1st Place for the Kodak Cinematography Scholarship Award, for his DP, Balaji Manohar's work on the film.

DOMINIQUE HOLMES
Co-Writer 

 

Originally hailing from Jamaica, Dominique A. Holmes received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore. She also attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received her BFA in Film, Video, and New Media. An accomplished writer of screenplays and teleplays, Dominique is also an artist and filmmaker who has exhibited works at home in Kingston, Jamaica, as well as in the USA.