Director Sophie Hyde is really making waves in the industry – a changemaker in her field. Her film Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is challenging ageist stereotypes and assumptions on the big screen – and getting great reviews in the process. WFT is delighted Sophie has agreed to make time to talk about her work with our members! Join WFT Chair Dr. Susan Liddy on Zoom on Tuesday 6th September at 9 am as we cross hemispheres to talk about Sophie’s illustrious career to date.
This talk has been made possible with the generous support of the BAI.
About Sophie Hyde
Sophie Hyde is a founding member of film collective Closer Productions. She lives and works on the lands of the Kaurna people in South Australia and makes provocative and intimate films and television. Her latest film, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, starring Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack, premiered at both Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews and will be released in 2022. Her debut feature drama 52 Tuesdays (director/producer/co-writer) won the Directing Award at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at Berlin. She directed and produced feature comedy Animals, which premiered at Sundance 2019. She created, produced and directed episodic series F*!#ing Adelaide for ABC Australia, and the 4 x 1-hour series The Hunting for SBS. Sophie’s feature documentaries include Life in Movement (producer /co-director), Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (producer), Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (producer) and In My Blood It Runs (Producer).