Sophia Segal is an interdisciplinary artist. She began creating music videos in 2006 for artists in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Her debut German Expressionist inspired music video "Mirror Mirror" (produced in the fall of 2006) was nominated for "Best Indie Music Video" at Yahoo's Veddy Awards in early 2007. Her second produced music video ”11:11” is a fairy-tale, fantasy thriller seen through the eyes of a child. The concept was inspired by watching episodes of Sid and Marty Krofft's Liddsville as a child. The surrealistic video received an honorary "Orson Welles Award" from The California Film Awards in 2010 for "Best of Category". Since the inception of her first music video Sophia's work has been “officially selected” for well-known film and music video festivals in the states (Los Angeles, New York) and abroad (Paris, Denmark). Her talents are sought by musical artists to create eclectic videos.

Not only does Sophia direct, film, and edit her productions, but she also
designs all the work featured in the videos and shorts. She is also the featured singer and performer in her self-produced music videos. In her comedic Halloween shorts “An Evening At Nossy’s” Sophia playfully pokes fun at classic horror monsters Nosferatu, The Invisible Man, and The Mummy. These shorts feature her love of whimsical costume design, 1950's B-horror films, and 1980's comedy shows like "Three's Company". On the more commercial side, her fantasy based commercial clip "Dream Big" received an "Honorable Mention" from a city-wide commercial contest sponsored by Mission Federal Credit Union in San Diego, CA.

Her surrealistic thumbprint thrives on original core-concepts and unique character designs. With the ability to achieve high production values on low budgets and bare bone production crews, her work ethic not only inspires fellow colleagues but her happy clients. She gives full credit to her disciplined training in theatrical stage production as a teenager and young adult. Early stage production training as a theatrical artisan, scenic artist, and stage technician led to stage managing, and directing high school and college productions. She quickly gained professional work at several major repertory theaters and performing arts centers on the West Coast as a stage technician, scenic artist and prop designer. While continuing her love of stage performance she directed and stage-managed special event shows at famous entertainment parks. Sophia went on to direct thematic works for public art events. She also conducted house operations, and acted as prop master for celebrity events at prestigious performing arts centers. After years of professional employment in multiple entertainment industries, working with local unions, and training in performance and fine arts, it was inevitable that Sophia sought the task of producing, directing, writing, editing, and filming her own productions. She now develops original content for features and cable television serials, and the occasional music video. Writing for Virtual Reality and creating new worlds for video games is also a prospect.

Sophia began her creative path with musical theater productions and dramatic plays in high school. She received several awards for her stage performance, stage craft, and technical production from fellow peers and local competitions. Right after graduation Sophia was hired by major repertory theaters in San Diego for her scenic talents. Shortly thereafter, she was employed by several repertory theaters in Orange County for her work experience. Being closer to Los Angeles County she began
acting in feature films, commercials, and network television shows. Her first day on set was playing a bit part alongside Chevy Chase in "Memoirs of an Invisible Man". Sophia also worked with Dana Carvey and Mike Myers in Wayne's World, with Rhea Perlman and Woody Harrelson on "Cheers" and other well-known talent over the years. She later migrated to Seattle for artistic and musical endeavors, became a staff member at a reputable theater company (was grandfathered into IATSE), and started freelancing for several repertory theaters on the side. It was here she began applying hundreds of hours towards understanding the mechanics of animated character movement.

Her performance skills as a professional character model/movement artist are also employed by feature animation studios, video game companies, toy manufacturing companies, and VFX schools in Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Diego. She has worked with numerous professional educators, conceptual artists, fine artists, animators, technicians, illustrators, and visual effects artists since 1995.
With thousands of hours of application accumulated in studio settings, Sophia kindly offers her knowledge of craft as a character movement consultant/movement coach to assist directors, actors, voice-over artists, stunt choreographers, and performers seeking to create impactful visual storytelling on stage, set locations, or in "the volume" for motion capture.

The Black List currently hosts her screenwriting endeavors. Her published work as filmmaker, writer, artist, photographer, and singer/songwriter is featured on industry blogs, entertainment e-zines, radio pod casts (Philadelphia), global radio stations (London, France, Germany) and satellite networks reaching as far as Indonesia.


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Portrait by: Peter Konerko / 2015