Swedish born director/writer Sofia Astrom spent childhood years in Saudi Arabia and adolescence in Sweden. She studied animation in Ireland.
Back in Sweden she founded the successful animation company Astrom Pictures, and her animations have become a permanent part of Gothenburg Natural History Museum exhibitions. She later studied screenwriting and interned in the script development department at the Swedish national television network SVT, followed by an internship at Potboiler Production in London.
Astrom recently graduated from the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles where she was awarded the prestigious Women In Film scholarship from Tiffany & Co as an encouragement for her continuous directorial work. Her award winning AFI thesis film MACKENZIE, is a coming of age story about sisters who are craving attention and dealing with anorexia, and is doing its festival run.
As part of her thematic exploration of coming of age stories, Astrom is currently completing the feature screenplay SNOWSTORM. A story about five teenagers trapped in their High School during a not to be reckoned with snowstorm. It’s a story about friendship, love and identity.
Sofia Astrom © 2016