Sophia Al-Maria

Writer-Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Natasha Galloway
Associate Agent: Talia Tobias

Film, TV & Theatre

Sophia studied Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo and went on to pursue a masters degree in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College. In the past few years she has been screenwriting for a diverse array of projects for film and television. In 2015 she was selected to participate as a fellow in the Sundance Labs with her unfinished feature Beretta

In 2016 she presented her first North American solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art called Black Friday and was nominated for Film London's prestigious Jarman Award for artists working with film. Her video work has been shown all over the world in biennales, film festivals and museums. 

Sophia's first book, The Girl Who Fell to Earth, (2012 Harper Collins, USA) received high praise from The New York Times and others. It has been translated into Arabic. Her short stories have been published in various collections including The Djinn Falls in Love (2017 Solaris, UK). 

In Development

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LITTLE BIRDS

2016

Warp

As Writer.
TV adaptation starring Juno Temple.

JOUD

2015

The Edge Picture Company

As Writer
Feature Documentary
Prod: Sarah Bakker

BERSERKER

2015

Independent Films

Feature rewrite.
Historical action/adventure
Prod: Luc Roeg
Dir: Olly Blackburn

TELL IT SLANT

2015

MYRA Entertainment

Feature rewrite.
Based on the life of Emily Dickinson
Prod: Kim Surowicz
Dir: Ellen Kuras

MADAME TUSSAUD

2014

Take 5 Productions

Series. Co-creating with Michael Hirst (VIKINGS, TUDORS)

THE WRECK OF THE MEDUSA

2013

Raffaella Productions (Europe)

As Writer
Prod: Hester Hargett-Aupetit

BERETTA

Doha Film Institute

As Writer & Director
Prod: Peter Webber