Sophie Harper

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU with a Film Studies major. After graduating I was hired by Bearcage Productions, where I worked on more than 40 corporate videos as director, editor, producer or all three. I also worked in crew roles on short films, documentaries, music videos (e.g. silverchair), and made a few shorts of my own.

In 1999 I came across the European FIlm College and signed up, flew to Denmark and had an incredible year of making films. Next I moved to Sydney and worked at the Australian Film Commission, researching the production industry and preparing catalogues of new Australian films for international markets. During this time I produced a documentary film: “Projecting the Body’ (Director Walter McIntosh).

I was made Governance Manager of Screen Australia for its first year of operation as the new Australian Government film agency. In 2009 I moved to Denmark to take up a teaching position at the European FIlm College where I worked for six years, for most of that time as Documentary Teacher and Vice Principal.

In 2015 I returned to Australia with my young daughter to be near family and work on my documentary podcast series ‘Not By Accident’.