A passionate lover of film since her childhood, Sophie works as a script supervisor and first assistant director on many shorts and full-length features. She participated in several film festivals when she was younger and was a jury member in a French short film festival, “Le Court nous tient”, in 2017. She loves all kind of movies from an old Georgian movie to Thor Ragnarok. She’s very happy to be a part of this new festival!
Caleb Dawdy is a filmmaker, cinematographer, writer, and film curator living in New York City. Originally from West Michigan, Dawdy has been in love with storytelling since childhood, beginning with a passion for writing. Dawdy is enamored with the power of storytelling through cinema, and its ability to inflict empathy, to negotiate difficult ideas, and to create a common bond among our communities and among a global audience; it ultimately exposes our shared commonalities while celebrating our differences.
Dawdy served as the cinematographer on the film 45: A Love Story (2016), an official selection at multiple national festivals including the Blow-Up Chicago Art House Film Festival, Reel Independent Film Extravaganza, and Young Filmmakers New York; and as camera operator on the Sundance Institute-supported short, Mino Bimaadiziwin (2017) which was nominated for “Best Short Film” at LA Skins Fest. His cinematographic work focuses on blurring the lines between our lived reality and the otherworldly, and seeks to connect with and support independent filmmakers in any and all genres.