Hi! I am Sophie Zawadzki. I am an 10th grader living in Toronto, Ontario. I go to Branksome Hall. My family and I moved to Toronto from Cleveland, Ohio for my father's 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. My friends and I created a short film about the people of Toronto (Watch it here). This year, I am leading the BH Film Club and we are making an online web series. 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.
I have been interested in telling stories for some time. 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!
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. I think it is important to give people an opportunity to tell their stories. When I am not busy with school or filmmaking, I like to play the piano, swim, run and hang out with my friends. Of course, Movie Night is my favorite family activity. I hope you have enjoyed my website.