About Sophia Ramcharan

Sophia Ramcharan

Sophia’s route into to film production is unusual and multi-disiplined: it evolved through her experience of working at the independent hip-hop record label Out da Ville Label, which was based in Nottingham. Consequently this led into a career in broadcasting in the East Midlands whilst also working on several short film projects.  Sophia has completed an MA in Film and Television Production at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Sophia considers the Film Works as an invaluable way to gain practical knowledge and skills that will provide a solid and practical framework from leading experts to benefit future productions especially the financing and distribution. Sophia is especially passionate about telling the story of the African and Caribbean experience, especially highlighting unusual viewpoints and experiences of the African and Caribbean diaspora globally, exploring key social and political themes and promoting shared knowledge cross-culturally.

Sophia has produced and co-directed a feature length documentary called Nottingham Carnival Past and Present: The Community Extravaganza (2012). Sophia will bring to the programme fresh and innovative ideas from a multi-disciplined creative approach.  Sophia is experienced as a script reader and has freelanced with Rankin Films for the Collabor8te short film competition

Sophia has an interest in film exhibition and she curates the The Source category for the Bang Short Film festival at Broadway Cinema in the East Midlands.  Sophia also programmes for a public film programme at The New Art Exchange contemporary art gallery through her organisation Stella Vision Films.

Twitter: @visionstella

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We’ve been awarded the Pears Short Film Fund 2013!

Hiya,   I’m very pleased to announce that Simon Dymond (from Filmworks) and I have been awarded the Pears Short Film Fund 2013.   The pitch was to produce a short film written by Dave Herman called ‘Happy New Year’,  Directed by Simon Dymond and produced by myself.   Two grants of £10,000 were available for the production of a short film – drama, animation or factual with a Jewish theme of significance to both … Continue reading

BAFTA Crew

Hello,   I’ve really excited to share that been accepted onto the BAFTA Crew scheme in the Production Management category.   BAFTA Crew is designed to enhance the film production skills and professional contacts of crew across England, with the ultimate aim of supporting the production infrastructure and developing ‘below the line’ talent outside of London.   The industry jury was chaired by Nicky Ball, National Crew & Facilities Manager at Creative England, and comprised … Continue reading

‘The Grand’ – Three Stories. One Night.

Hello,   I’ve formed a great working relationship with Simon Dymond, a fellow member of Filmworks.  We’ve recently collaborated on the short film ‘The Grand’, produced by myself and written & directed by Simon.  The film was located in Nottingham.   ‘The Grand’ is a crime/drama that follows the lives of three very different characters as their stories intertwine and collide with one another over the course of a single night on the streets of Nottingham. … Continue reading

Filmworks 2012 – Reflections and Conclusions

Hello all! As the New Year swiftly approaches, now’s the perfect time for me to comment on the past few months on the Filmworks scheme.   This is just a short update from me for now. Like most people, I’ve taken these few weeks after our meeting in Bristol to reflect.  For me Filmworks, especially the meet-up, was an intense experience, which was extremely enjoyable. Some ideas that I’d pitched to participate in Filmworks have been … Continue reading

Bang! Short Film Festival at Broadway Cinema and Media Centre 23rd – 25th November.

Hiya, Today is the launch of  the the Bang! Short film festival here in Nottingham at the Broadway Cinema and Media Centre.   This year the festival has nine categories and runs from the 23rd to 25th November.  I’m curating for Source, a new festival category established to showcase films that depict and celebrate the experience and culture of African and African Caribbean Diaspora.  Source will showcase an exciting selection of short films from local … Continue reading

The First Session EEK!

Eek indeed! I guess for the most part,  I had an open mind about the process – but I couldn’t help feeling a little of the ‘new day at school’ vibes! Anyhoo, Meeting everyone was a facinating experience – and knowing the rigorous proces that we all had to go though to be accepted onto the programme,  I had an immediate respect for everyone straight away. We were all courious and for the most part … Continue reading