SOPHIE ANSEL

SOPHIE ANSEL

CREATOR BIO
Sophie Ansel is a storyteller and adventurer, delivering stories through the medium of film, Virtual Reality, journalism, books, graphic novels, radio and documentaries. Her many experiences in places all over the world have led her to discover values of courage, solidarity and nobleness in people deprived of power and of voice, yet armed with an incredible resilience and will to survive. Sophie has investigated issues such as human trafficking, slavery, genocide & Rohingyas in SE Asia and reported on it in her books, including graphic novel called « Lunes Birmanes » (US Release 2017)

After directing TV reports in Indonesia, Burma, Cambodia and Thailand, Sophie co-produced a series of VRfilms for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation before working as an Underwater camera operator on the ‘Chasing Coral’ Sundance 2017 awarded documentary. She directed VR Film "OUT OF THE BLUE" narrated by legendary oceanographer Sylvia EARLE premiering in SXSW 2017.


 

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René Pinnell

As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.