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Sofia Garza-Barba is a bilingual Mexican-American director who’s work has been described as magical and whimsical, yet with hints of darkness.
A dreamer from a very young age, she spun tales of magical worlds throughout her childhood. Sofia's unique sensibilities in film were further refined at Brooks Institute of Photography, and in screenwriting at the New York Film Academy.
After directing a music video for the Grammy Award winner Kinky as her thesis project at Brooks, she attracted and worked with some of the biggest band names in Latin America like Natalia Lafourcade and Syntek. Soon after she created commercials for Shari’s Berries, Pocky, Peter Piper Pizza, Indio Beer, El Torito, Carls Jr. and others.
Although Sofia still enjoys crafting videos and commercials, she is currently focusing on Film and TV. Her two latest short films encouraged Sofia to continue the path of telling narrative stories with a unique POV.
Her work has been awarded and shown on festivals like Malibu International Film Festival, Festival de Cannes, Tribeca, San Diego Film Festival and was recently a mentee at Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative program.
She’s also one of the five chosen directors from 2019 Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) and currently works both in the U.S. and Mexico and is making her way to directing her first feature.
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