Director & Screenwriter

Films

 
 

THE ADVENTURES OF...

Narrative Short | DramedY/DRAMA | 16 MIN | USA | 2018 | 2K

Longing for steadier ground at the precipice of a big move, a young woman uses an overdue library book to reconnect with her childhood best friend. The Adventures of... is a film about the growing (apart) pains of early adulthood for women of childbearing age, the winding road to acceptance, and the ways in which we struggle to connect. 

Cast: Marcelle Purdy, Stephanie Slayton, Ryann Vasquez, Reese Gordon, Derek Babb, Echo (the dog) Strong

Written and Directed by Sophia Loffreda | Produced by Daniel Earney | Cinematography by Huay-Bing Law

Currently in post production


The Green

comedy shorT/PILOT, 2017 / Co-writer & director

When a trio of 10-year-old BFFs find a bag of marijuana on the soccer field after practice, they hatch a foolproof plan to sell the green to their suburban town’s fabled drug dealer. The Green is a show about friendship goals, soccer goals, and a plan so crazy it just might never in a million years work. Half-hour single camera comedy. 

Co-written by Shea Mayo & Sophia Loffreda |  Directed by Sophia Loffreda | Produced by Sebastián Bisbal Rivas  | Cinematography by Huay-Bing Law

Cast: Nadia Reyes (Cherry Cake), Trinity Johnston (Starla), Ava Doré (Franny), Hank Freeman (The Puff Daddy), Lexter Rivera-Santana (Simon), Logan Magaha (The Little Boy).

Longhorn Creators Foundation Producing Grant -- Production Grant

Moody Innovation Grant 2016 -- Production Grant

Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 -- World Premiere, Winner Best Student Film

New York Television Festival 2017 -- New York Premiere, Official Selection Independent Pilot Competition

Lexus-Weinstein short films 2017 -- Quarter Finalist, Directing

Lost River Film Festival 2018 -- Official Selection, San Antonio Premiere

Adirondack Film Festival 2018 — Official Selection

Bechdel Film Festival 2018 -- Official Selection, Houston Premiere

Berlin Feminist Film Festival 2018 -- Official Selection, European Premiere

Austin Comedy Film Festival 2018 — Official Selection, Shorts Block

Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018 -- Official Selection, Dallas Premiere

SeriesFest, Denver TV Festival 2018 -- Official Selection, Digital Short Series Competition

Female Eye Film Festival 2018 -- Official Selection, North American Shorts

Sidewalk Film Festival 2018 -- Official Selection, Episodic

JellyFest Film Festival 2018 -- Semi Finalist

China Women’s Feminist Film Festival 2018 -- Official Selection

 

 
 

 
 

TIght lids for loose women

 

comedy short, 2016 / writer & director

When an unfortunate taco incident occurs at a mysterious address, young delivery girl, Bobbi, must face her uncharted feelings about sexuality & self-confidence.

Starring Abigail Lucas as Bobbi and Catherine Grady as Magdelena  |  Produced by Audra Webbe  |  Cinematography by Artemis Anastasiadou

 

Canada Shorts Film Festival 2016 - Award of Distinction

Auburn Indie Film Festival - Official selection 2016

Shorts on Tap London - Official Selection 2017

 

 

 
 

DOCUMENTARY & FREELANCE

 

 

CLIPPED IN / DOCUMENTARY SHORT, 2015 / DIRECTOR & EDITOR

Exploring Austin's road racing scene, past & present, through the dedication of two local cyclists & their connection to Lance Armstrong's world-famous bike shop.

More than tacos or cold brew, Austin is a pro-cycling town, and to most of the its avid cyclists, it is the town that Lance Armstrong built. The Texas-born 7-time Tour de France champion made his home in Austin and, even after his fall from grace, remains the co-owner of the town's world-famous Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop. Bike paths still bear his name, and most will credit him as the force behind Austin's world class weekly road race, The Driveway Series. Austin continues to churn out more professional cyclists than any city in the US. CLIPPED IN explores the history of Austin's cycling culture and the impact of Lance on the town's aficionados, both young and old, through the eyes of ex-pro Paul Goldman and up-and-coming professional rider, Jordan Oroshiba.

 


 

ADORENARIN / SHORT FILM, 2014 / TV MCGILL x FOKUS FILM FESTIVAL

Directed by Belen Arenas, Camera & Editing by Ray Soleil, Screenplay & Camera Sophia Loffreda, Starring Belen Arenas & Ruxandra Rus

Directed by Belen Arenas, Camera & Editing by Ray Soleil, Screenplay & Camera Sophia Loffreda, Starring Belen Arenas & Ruxandra Rus

A girl transitions from Real time to Present time, while being held at gun point. Created during the 48 hour Montreal Fokus Film Festival. Prompt: Heartbeat & Silence.

Honourable Mention - Technical Achievement, FOKUS Film Festival 2014


 

BETA ORCHESTRA / SHORT DOC, 2014 / DIRECTOR & EDITOR

Filmed & edited in collaboration with a Montreal production team, during the 2014 International Documentary Challenge.

Filmed & edited in collaboration with a Montreal production team, during the 2014 International Documentary Challenge.


 

STYLé / FASHION CAPSULE VIDEO, 2014 / NAKED UNDERGROUND / Cinematographer & Editor

Styled by Christelle-Saint Julien, in collaboration with Naked Underground Montreal. Episode 1 of the fashion capsule video series.


 

AWKWARD STUDENTS / WEB SERIES, 2014, TV MCGILL / CINEMATOGRAPHER & EDITOR

Web series created, directed by & starring Belen Arenas. CBC Comedy Coup submission. 

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