Sophia Harvey is a producer, writer, and filmmaker living in NYC. She was raised in a small town in Connecticut and blames the endless quiet of the countryside for cultivating her imagination.
As well as freelancing in production, Sophia works as a producer’s assistant to Mike S. Ryan of Greyshack Films. Ryan is an indie film legend, who kicked off his career with Junebug, which made headlines as the first under $1M indie to garner an Oscar Nomination. Since then, he's gone on to work with dozens of acclaimed projects and directors including Todd Solondz, Kelly Reichardt, Hal Hartley and Béla Tarr.
Before leaving to start her freelance career, Sophia was the Manager of Creative Production at GKIDS, an internationally acclaimed art house distribution company that has 9 Academy Award nominations in the Animated Feature category, second only to Disney. In her time at GKIDS, Sophia oversaw creative production on dozens of prestige projects, including five Oscar-nominated films. She also produced and directed several English dubs with high-level talent including Susan Sarandon, JK Simmons, Jared Padalecki, Paul Giamatti, and Fred Armisen.
Sophia has also worked for several recognized artists. She was an assistant to Steven Shainberg, director of Secretary (starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader) as well as a writer’s assistant to Daphne Merkin—a widely published, esteemed writer and former film critic for The New Yorker.
Around the same time, Sophia also ventured into the world of film festival programming. With Take Two Film Festival, she became head programmer for the 2015 event.
In April 2016, Sophia was honored to speak at The Country School's TEDx Artist's Conference. Video available here.
Sophia has written for No Film School, Stage Buddy, theREVELERNYC, Agora Gallery, CRETUS magazine, ISO Magazine, and Echoes Literary Magazine.
In her free time, she enjoys sculpture and yoga, and hopes to one day travel the world by train.
Freelance services include: Producing, directing, writing, editing & design