Why do anything else in life but follow your passion?
Marie Sophie Driffield is a Franco-British Writer and Director.
Currently in the UK, Marie Sophie is in development of her first feature Loved Ones and comedy series Deaf is Upon Us.
Marie Sophie discovered her passion for the creative industry at the early age of 6, choosing theatre classes over sports at school. She quickly gained the attention of her tutors and was encouraged to pursue professional acting classes.
In 2010, she wrote a comedy play, which won her secondary school’s performance competition, inspiring Marie Sophie to continue artistic studies. In 2013, she is casted as Nina in Soleil de Guerre, written by Jean-Louis Bachelet and performed at au théâtre Saint-Michel, in Paris. She then entered the prestigious Jean-Laurent Cochet acting school, trained by the actor himself, alongside her BA in Cinema and Theatre studies at La Sorbonne Paris III.
Bored at school, Marie Sophie started writing shorts and making them with friends, revealing her career ambitions. In 2015, her first short film, The Psychologist, is broadcasted on TVBocal, an independent Parisian channel. In 2016, she leaves her theatre classes in order to focus on writing and directing. Her acting experience, however, allows Marie Sophie to fully grasp the relationship between an actor and a character.
After a few other projects, Marie Sophie decided to move and study at London Film Academy. In 2018, she met Robin Vidgeon BSC and they collaborated on her short film, Nightshift, which then gets noticed by Sheila Nortley, executive of Emineo Films. In the same year, her script, The Estranged, is directed by Jasper Enujuba and later shown at the BFI. Her short film, The Holy Duty, is also shown at the BFI and is award winner for Best Student Film and Best Script at UMFF 2019.
In 2020, two of her other shorts are selected for the Aiku Series Competitions and her script Loved Ones, gets Marie Sophie noticed by the Parisian Talent Agency Lise Arif.
What is said of Marie Sophie Driffield:
“Very good visual sense of the scene. Clear communication with cast and crew. Very good work with the actors. Good sense of play involved in the collaboration. Good creative problem solving.” – David Pope, screenwriter and script consultant
“We want talented female directors in this industry and Marie Sophie has the talent, drive and tenacity to succeed – she is one to watch.” – Daisy Gili, London Film Academy
  • Director (6 Credits)
    Little Steps2020
    Short
    MAYA'S THERAPY SESSION2020
    Short
    NIGHTSHIFT2019
    Short
    NIGHTSHIFT - shorter2019
    Short
    Danny Baby2018
    Student, Short
    The Holy Duty2018
    Student, Short
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Little Steps2020
    Short
    MAYA'S THERAPY SESSION2020
    Short
    NIGHTSHIFT2019
    Short
    NIGHTSHIFT - shorter2019
    Short
    Danny Baby2018
    Student, Short
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    MAYA'S THERAPY SESSION2020
    Short
    NIGHTSHIFT2019
    Short
    NIGHTSHIFT - shorter2019
    Short
Official Selection
The Holy Duty
Lift-Off Global Network Extravaganza 2021
London
2021
Official Selection
Little Steps
Aiku Challenge Season 2
London
2020
Official Selection
MAYA'S THERAPY SESSION
Aiku Challenge Season 1
London
2020
Official Selection
NIGHTSHIFT - shorter
Jump Cuts Film Festival
Leeds
2020
Official Selection
The Holy Duty
Lift-Off Global Network Comedy Lab 2020
London
2020
Award Winner for Best Script
The Holy Duty
UK Monthly Film Festival 'Best of the Best' 2020
Norwich, Norfolk
2020
Award Winner for Best Student Film
The Holy Duty
UK Monthly Film Festival 2019
Norwich, Norfolk
2019
College
London Film Academy
Filmmaking
20172018
College
Sorbonne Nouvelle
Cinema & Theatre
20132017
Gender
Female
"I must break you" - Ivan Drago
Why do anything else in life but follow your passion?
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