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Stefani Longshamp
SOPHIA VI - CEO/PRODUCER
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Sophia Vi is a Transgender British-Greek Cypriot writer, director, actor and CEO of Koupepia Films. She trained at The London Studio Center and The International School of Screen Acting. 

 

In November 2023, Sophia Vi was featured in British Vogue x Nike x Not A Phase as apart of Edward Enninful's representation campaign that was guest edited by international transgender celebrity and model Munroe Bergdorf. Sophia has recently written and produced 2 short films - Koupepia and Façade

 

Koupepia stars the Olivier Nominated Actor Peter Polycarpou - it is the story of a Cypriot man coming to terms with his son’s homosexuality while sharing traditional Cypriot food with a Transgender Woman. Façade, starring Sophia Vi, is an exploration into gender affirming care using William Shakespeare's immortal ‘To be or not to be’ speech.  

 

Previous performing credits include dancing as a soloist at The London Coliseum in English National Opera’s ‘Carmen', creating the leading role of Black Beauty for the national tour of Black Beauty and performing at the O2 Arena for the Brit Awards

Notable theatrical directorial and associate work includes Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d (UK National Tour), Good Boy (The Space Theatre), Dear Lupin (Apollo Theatre - Westend) and multiple projects with the internationally acclaimed Secret Cinema

 

Focussing now on her writing and producing, Sophia seeks use her production company, Koupepia Films, to create short form stories of LGBT+ joy that can be developed for long form features. 

 

Broadway World:

‘[Sophia Vi] has put physical comedy as the heart of the performance and it brings it to life’ 

 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

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