Sophie Hexter is an award-winning director, writer, and stylist. Launching her career at Harper’s Bazaar and The Age, she transitioned into filmmaking in 2014. A deeply sensitive storyteller with a highly stylised aesthetic, Sophie possesses a strong and unique sensibility. Her debut documentary short, The Battle, screened at over 30 international film festivals, including Cannes and Aesthetica. Her dramatic short, Hitch, premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival in the US and St Kilda Film Festival in Australia, and won the Audience Choice Award at Flickerfest. Her most recent short, Drummer Girl, funded by Create NSW, was nominated for Best Documentary Short at Big Sky Film Festival in Montana, and has screened at over 40 festivals in 2018/2019. Sophie is currently developing her feature film debut, W.SMITH, which received early development funding from Create NSW, and has just completed work on another documentary short, The Nightside, as featured in the August 2019 issue of Australian Vogue. A Varuna LitLink Fellow and a 2019 American Lunafest Female Filmmaker Winner, Sophie has a BA from Monash University, and an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford University. 

Sophie Hexter

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