Sophia Banks is an award-winning director, who shot her debut feature, Black Site, an action thriller starring Jason Clarke, Michelle Monaghan and Jai Courtney in Australia’s Gold Coast, in February 2021.
Banks’ debut sci-fi short, Unregistered, starring Dylan Penn and Trevor Jackson, premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at over twenty film festivals worldwide. She directed her second short, Proxy, during the pandemic in 2020. Banks established herself as a director with her 2017 short, Making it on Time for Christian Siriano. The film featured women in couture gowns skateboarding through Downtown Los Angeles’ industrial alleyways. Making it on Time received over fifteen awards, including Best Commercial from Oscar qualifying Hollywood Shorts Film Festival, Best Fashion Short at the Film Miami Fest, Best Microfilm at the Festigious International Film Fest as well as Best Commercial and Best Director at the United International Film Festival.
Banks has directed numerous award-winning commercials for brands such as Pepsi, Chobani, BMW, Target and Ford as well as fashion films for Pam & Gela, Ralph and Russo, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Annie Bing and Tome.