Today we’d like to introduce you to Sophia Gilberto.
Hi Sophia, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
My story really started in Chicago, at Columbia College where I majored in television writing and production. I entered the Semester in LA program my last semester at school and finished off with an internship at Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips’ production company, Joint Effort. Since graduation, I have written, directed, and produced two shorts while also working full time at a boutique agency in Hollywood.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Being a recent graduate in a competitive field already had its challenges, but adding Covid-19 to the mix definitely changed the game. With the high case counts and limited work, many of my alumni connections have moved home, dwindling my network bubble significantly. However, this has also strengthened the relationships that remain! I have grown closer to the creatives near me and we have pushed to continue creating content no matter what is thrown our way!
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Comedy! I love to laugh and to make others laugh and adore the collaboration of it all. I am particularly proud of a short I wrote and directed this past October with “Project 321.” Project 321 is a year-long month-to-month film challenge that showcases emerging filmmakers in a project of their choosing where they write, direct, and edit a short film in the course of a month. “Karin & Brayana Join a Cult” is about two fearless LA transplants who get caught up in the glamour of a society called Gouche [Goosh].
Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
My advice to the new generation of recent grads in LA amidst this pandemic would be to keep creating! Things may seem hard right now to plan out your lives and futures but through it all, I think it is so crucial to continue doing the things you love and pushing yourself to be better in whatever you’re aspiring to do. Use this time to brainstorm, create, and find like-minded people to support you in whatever you love!
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