Sophie Compton (UK)

Sophie Compton is a documentary director and producer who tells women's stories of injustice and healing.

Her work is impact-driven and she runs impact projects alongside each creative piece, amplifying survivor voices. Her projects have been supported by Sundance Institute, International Documentary Association, Impact Partners, Hot Docs, Arts Council England and others. Her debut feature Another Body follows a student’s search for justice after discovering deepfake pornography of herself online. It premiered at SXSW 2023, winning the Special Jury Award for Innovation in Storytelling, and played at Hot Docs, Doc Edge, Champs Elysées, Munich, Aegean, DMZ, Woodstock, Mill Valley and New/Next Film Festivals among others, winning multiple Audience Awards.

Her second feature Holloway (in post-production) follows six women returning to the abandoned prison where they were once incarcerated, produced by Girerson and BIFA-winning Beehive Films. Previously, she was Artistic Director of theatre company Power Play, producing/directing six plays including the Fringe First winning Funeral Flowers, and work at Tate Modern, V&A, Pleasance, Copeland Gallery. As an impact producer she has worked with grassroots organisations, NGOs, governments and press including The White House, World Economic Forum, and NOW THIS on viral content and new legislation and policy.