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Sophia Cacciola Film Resume 2020
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Sophia Cacciola

Director & Cinematographer

Los Angeles, CA 90068

(617) 863-0232

Feature Films - Director/Producer

The Once and Future Smash (2021) - in production, starring Michael St. Michaels, Bill Weeden

Clickbait (2019) 

Festivals (2018/2019): GenreBlast Film Festival Winner: Best On-Screen Duo (Amanda Colby Stewart & Brandi Aguilar) Nominated: Nominated: Best Actress (Amanda Colby Stewart, Brandi Aguilar), Score, Screenplay, Cinematography; Arizona Underground Film Festival Winner: Best Horror Feature; Sanford International Film Festival Winner: Best Music (Catherine Capozzi/Night Kisses) Nominated: Best Feature; FANtastic Horror Film Festival – Winner: Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Aguilar) Nominated: Best Actress (Amanda Colby Stewart), Best Supporting Actor (Seth Chatfield), Best Feature, Best Score; Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival Winner: Outstanding Micro-Budget Feature, Nominated: Outstanding Horror Feature, Outstanding Comedy Feature, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Screenplay, Outstanding Actress in a Feature (Amanda Colby Stewart); Starburst International Film Festival - 3/16/19 - Manchester, UK - Winner Best Feature; Boston Underground Film Festival; Motor City Nightmares

Blood of the Tribades (2017)                             

Festivals (2016): Boston Underground Film Festival (Boston, MA) - Winner Best New England Film, Starburst Film Festival (Manchester, UK), International Vampire Film and Arts Festival (Transylvania, Romania), Sanford International Film Festival (Sanford,  ME)  - Winner Best Acting (Ensemble), Nominated for Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Music, Fantasmagorical Film Festival (Louisville, KY) - Winner: Best 70s Throwback,  Best Vampire film, Gen Con (Indianapolis, IN), GenreBlast Film Festival (Culpeper, VA) - Winner: Best Score Nominated: Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Feature, Best Ensemble, Best Poster, Best Screenplay, Best Grindhouse/Exploitation, Best Supporting Actor Seth Chatfield, Stargate Galactic Int’l Sci-Fi Fantasy & Horror Film Fest (Wadsworth, TX) - Winner: Best Horror Feature, Imaginarium Convention Film Festival (Louisville, KY) Winner: Best Film, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival  (Buffalo, NY) - Winner BEST RETRO FEATURE - Nominated: Best Horror Feature, Best Screenwriting

Magnetic (2016)

Festivals (2015): Boston Underground Film Festival (Boston, MA) - World Premiere, Motor City Nightmares Film Festival (Novi, MI) - Winner Best Sci-Fi Feature, Sanford International Film Festival (Sanford, ME) - Winner Best Music and Score (Also Nominated for Best Feature, Best Editing, and Exceptional Acting), Horror Hotel (Cleveland, OH) - Winner Runner-up Best Sci-Fi, GEN-CON (Indianapolis, IN), Fantasmagorical (Louisville, KY) - Winner Best Soundtrack and Honorable Mention: Sci-Fi Feature, From the Beyond (Chicago, IL)  - Winner Best Feature, Indie Gathering International Film Fest (Hudson, OH) - Winner 2nd Place Sci-Fi Feature, Galactic Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA) - Nominated Best Screenplay, Imaginarium (Louisville, KY) - Winner Best Direction, Runner-up Best Genre Feature, Runner-up Best Plot Development, Runner-up Best Character Development, Terror Film Festival / Claw Awards - Winner Best Special Effects, Nominated Best Feature, Nominated Best Director, Another Hole in the Head 2015 (San Francisco, CA)

TEN (2015)                               

Festivals (2014): Boston Underground Film Festival (Boston, MA), Terror Con Film Festival (Providence, RI) - WINNER BEST ACTRESS: Porcelain Dalya, Scare-a-con Film Festival (Verona, NY) - NOMINATED: Best Cinematography, Imaginarium Film Festival (Louisville, KY) - WINNER Runner-Up Best Genre Feature, Runner-Up Best Director, Runner-Up Best Screenplay

Director Selected Short Films

Thirteen (2016) Writer/Director - commission from the Museum of Fine Arts, Friday the 13th program 2016

Weekend Vampire (2016) Director/co-writer/cinematographer

Hipster Ghost (2017) Director/Writer/Cinematographer, Selected: Women in Comedy Film Festival


Camera Department - Feature Films/TV

The Stalking Fields (2019; Red Epic Dragon) First Assistant Camera (Tilta Nucleus)

Oh Boy - (2019; RED Epic Helium) First Assistant Camera (B Camera/Steadicam) (Preston)

7 Days - (Chinese Production Action TV Show 2019 - Arri Alexa Mini) First Assistant Camera (WCU-4)

Clickbait (2019; RED Epic Dragon/RED Scarlet Dragon/Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro) 2nd Unit DP/Camera Operator/Co-Director

Hedgehog (2017; Starring: Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer; Canon C300) Second Assistant Camera

Blood of the Tribades (2017; Blackmagic Production 4K) Cinematographer

Astro (2018; Starring: Gary Daniels; Blackmagic Ursa Mini) First Assistant Camera

Glossary of Broken Dreams (2018; Blackmagic Production 4K) Camera Operator

Wiles (2017; Starring: Vinicius Machado; Blackmagic Ursa Mini) Camera Operator

Select Short Films

Half-Cocked (2019, RED Epic) Director of Photography

Re-Home (2019, Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro) Director of Photography

Umbilicus Desidero (2019, Blackmagic Production 4K) Director of Photography


Women of Rock Oral History Project: Shirley Manson, Terri Nunn, Brenda Lee, Alice Bag, Phranc, Donita Sparks, Lydia Lunch, JD Samson, Patty Schemel, Gail Ann Dorsey, Exene Cervenka, and more.

Personal Awards

Les Femme Du Genre - presented by Genreblast Film Festival 2018

Lois Weber Award - presented by Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2018