Sophie Hyde

Producer/Writer/Director - Closer Productions

Sophie’s debut-fiction film 52 Tuesdays (director/producer/co-writer) won the directing award in World Cinema Dramatic at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and was considered a breakout success.  Her first episodic series F**king Adelaide, which she created, produced and directed screened at Berlin film festival and Series Mania earlier this year and is currently screening on iview with screenings on ABC1 in July. She produced and co-directed the acclaimed feature documentary Life in Movement winner of the Australian Documentary Prize in 2011 and has been commissioned to make made video work for the National Portrait Gallery, Carriageworks and the Art Gallery of South Australia. She also works as a Producer and believes strongly in nurturing new voices.  She was recently executive producer on A Field Guide to Being A 12-year-old-girl, the directorial debut of Tilda Cobham-Hervey which won the short film Crystal Bear at Berlin Film Festival this year. She previously produced feature documentaries Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure and Sam Klemke’s Time Machine, which both premiered at Sundance .  She is currently directing feature film Animals, staring Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger, producing a feature doc by Maya Newell (Gayby Baby) and in development on a number of film and TV projects. She is a co-founder of Adelaide based film collaborative, Closer Productions.

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