TG Geeks Webcast Episode 272
The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Sophia Banks, filmmaker. She tells us about two of her films; one is Unregistered that was seen at Tribeca last year and a new one, Proxy, that she is in post-production on. She tells us how she came up with the concepts and how she made both films. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Sophia Banks
Sophia Banks established herself as a director with her award-winning 2017 commercial Making It On Time for Christian Siriano. The short film featured women in couture gowns, skateboarding through the industrial alleyways of Downtown Los Angeles. Making It on Time went on to be nominated for 15 awards (for Best Short, Best Director and Best Fashion Film), winning four including Best Commercial at the Oscar-qualifying Hollywood Shorts Film Festival, Best Fashion Short at Miami Film Festival, Best Microfilm at the Festigious International Film Festival and both Best
Commercial and Best Director at the United International Film Festival.
Previously, Banks directed numerous award-winning commercials for brands such as Pepsi, Chobani, BMW, Target and Ford as well as fashion films for Pam & Gela, Ralph and Russo, Kylie and Kendal, Annie Bing and Tome.
A native of Australia, Banks started her career as a fashion stylist and designer, then creative directing. Driven to become a film director she enrolled in film courses at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, UCLA and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and completed three Sundance Co//ab courses for professional directing and screenwriting. A self-professed ‘tech-geek,’ Banks has a great love for cameras, shooting on film and has a keen eye for visual effects. For Unregistered, her sci-fi short premiering at Tribeca in 2019, she played a key role in developing groundbreaking
VR technology to provide audiences as well as her actors with a fully immersive experience.
Banks is signed to CAA for television and feature films and continues to shoot commercials worldwide. She resides in Los Angeles with her 10-year-old daughter.
My short film, Unregistered starring Trevor Jackson (DP Paul Cameron DP’d that one) made it’s world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last year and I have since continued to enter this film into festivals – it has racked up over a dozen awards thus far. I have now developed it into a television series with a current interest in the streaming world.
I just wrapped on my latest short film, Proxy a sci-fi thriller starring Emma Booth and Erika Christensen. We luckily shot this prior to the lockdown and are nearing the edit completion, working with VFX Supervisor Christoph Roth who has won awards and contributed on films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, The Live-Action Lion King and many more.
In our second segment, we chat about Penny Dreadful. Yes, we are a little late to the party but just had to chat about it. We also highlight recent articles posted to the tggeeks.com in the past week. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.
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Show Notes / Links:
- TG Geeks 268
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- TG Geeks Episode 271
- Hamish Downie’s Five Questions with the Creative Team of Killer Unicorn
- Dr. Zombie – Monster Family Physician #98
- The King of Staten Island to Premier on Demand June 12
- Wendy Jo Carlton’s Good Kisser to be released on VOD May 19th
- Ben’s Breakdown | Sci-Fi meets Rom-Com in James vs. His Future Self
- TG Geeks Episode 270 (interview with Jonas Chernick of James vs His Future Self)
- News Sushi #99: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond
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