Hi! I am Sophie Zawadzki. I am an 9th grader living in Toronto, Ontario. I go to Branksome Hall. My family and I just moved to Toronto from Cleveland, Ohio for my fathers job. Toronto has been great for me because I have access to more film resources. At my new school, I have found a group of students to collaborate with. We created a short film about the people of Toronto (Watch it here). Our next project is a Horror Film set in the Toronto Ravine system. I also joined the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. I have been going to the LIFT workshops in the evenings, It's a great community. I have been learning a lot.
When I was in elementary school, I spent much of my free time writing plays for my friends and me to act out. It was much easier to write than to organize friends when I was 9 but - eventually, with help from my babysitter, I bought one of my creations to life. (Watch it here) I have been hooked on filmmaking ever since!
I studied at Interlochen School of the Arts, during my middle school summers. It is a great program, I have made a lot of friends and learned a lot about filmmaking in the Motion Picture Arts department. During the school year, I volunteer with local hospices (Philip Aziz and Great Lakes Caring) to create Life Story films for their clients. I call this my Living Histories Project. This summer, I have been accepted into the Filmmaking II program at New York Film Academy Filmmaking Camp in LA. This is a 6 week camp, I am looking forward to having more time to devote to projects.
As you probably can tell from my videos, I enjoy wakeboarding and jet surfing. I created the promotional videos for the Charter Boat we sail on in the Bahamas. They are fun. I like to play the piano and volleyball, swim and hang out with my friends. Of course, Movie Night is my favorite family activity. I hope you enjoyed my website.