Director BIO · LGBT Films

Director BIO: Sofia De Fay

Short Film: Playing at the LGBT Short Film Festival – December 11, 2017

Director Biography

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Sofia began her writing and directing career in South Africa where she initially cut her teeth working for Nat Geo, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. She has worked in all genres from investigative film making commercials, to elegant high-end corporate films, to brand films to sitcoms to soap operas to writing a feature film. Eleven years ago she moved to the Middle East where she did a lot of commercial work, but also accepted some tough challenges and made short and long films in the battlefields and crises zones of Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Bosnia and Nepal. Sofia has won awards all over the world.

Director Statement

The film is a story about friendship. This remarkable friendship t has endured so much. Masquerading is about infinite courage. It is also about humor and optimism in the face of immense pain. Sandra Dee and Samantha Fox are survivors. Life has not been fair. Nonetheless, the two charming divas are never indulgent or full of misery and self-pity. In their fifty odd years, they have suffered injustice, rape, assault and they have been, locked up, nearly killed, beaten, but nothing has stopped them laughing at themselves and life’s cruel hand. What a joy. What a blessing they are as they teach us to keep looking forward and up. Both divas have always dreamt of being film stars. This is their dream come true to attend a film festival. Can you imagine them on the red carpet?? Hilarious!! Plus they have never been on a plane before.

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