Sophia Loffreda is an Italian-Canadian writer/director and editor from Montréal. She holds an MFA in Film and T.V. Production from the University of Texas at Austin and currently resides in Austin — where she has realized (after much experimentation) that good hair just isn’t a thing in Texan climates and that anyone who doesn’t know Willie Nelson isn't worth their weight in brisket.
With a BA in Journalism from Montréal’s Concordia University, she spent time as a reporter and photojournalist before transitioning to documentary films and eventually scripted content. She has worked at the Cannes Film Festival; UCB Del Close Marathon; Just For Laughs Comedy Festival; and as a Producer’s Assistant for Picture This Productions, developing docu-series television for the Aboriginal People’s Network of Canada.
A comedy & TV nerd, she moved to New York to study improv and screenwriting at the Upright Citizens Brigade and New York Film Academy before grad school. Mainly, because of Amy Poehler but also because she watched too many Nora Ephron movies growing up.
Her short film, The Green, premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, winning Best Student Film. It has since competed as a pilot at the New York Television Festival and Denver SeriesFest for series development, and screened at over 15 festivals worldwide. Her latest short, The Adventures of, is currently in post production. Interested in ordinary moments that become extraordinary in the tapestry of our identity, her comedies explore the intricacies of female relationships, sports, and culture through characters at odds with their world. She aims to create under-explored narratives and protagonists for women/girls to better see their experiences represented on screen.