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Thu, 27 Jan


Online Webinar, via Zoom

Sophie and the Baron: Q&A with the team behind the short documentary

Join WFTV for an insider’s look at the making of the new short documentary Sophie and the Baron.

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Sophie and the Baron: Q&A with the team behind the short documentary
Sophie and the Baron: Q&A with the team behind the short documentary

Time & Location

27 Jan 2022, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

Join WFTV for an insider’s look at the making of the new short documentary Sophie and the Baron.

This charming story of an unlikely friendship between iconic Rolling Stone Magazine photographer Baron Wolman at the end of his prolific career and up-and-coming artist Sophie Kipner at the beginning of hers, takes us on an uplifting journey into an artistic collaboration that transcends eras and mediums. Quirky, fun and full of life, Sophie and The Baron is a whimsical look at the magic of just saying “yes”.

In this event hosted by Simran Hans, director/ producer Alexandria Jackson, producer Joanna Natasegara and the film’s subject, artist Sophie Kipner will be discussing their experiences making the film and it’s journey from idea to production.

Attendees will also be offered the option to select a ticket to view Sophie and the Baron. A link and access code will be shared ahead of the event. To receive a screening link, you must book a ticket by 10:00am on Tuesday 25 January.

Event Schedule:

17:55: Please join the webinar waiting room

18:00: Panel in conversation

18:45: Attendee Q&A opens

19:00: Finish


Alexandria Jackson is a director and producer whose photography and documentary work have taken her across the world, including regions in Africa, the Americas and the Middle East. Alex’s passions are deeply rooted in music, film and technology. Her credits include producing Courteney Cox’s Just Before I Go, and directing film and photography projects for Grammy award winning artists. Alexandria holds a Masters degree in Film from the University of Southern California and a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley. She sits on the boards of UCLA’s Environmental School (The Institute of Environment and Sustainability), and The Corazon de Vida Foundation.

Sophie Kipner is a visual artist and writer from Topanga, California. She recently exhibited in 2019-2020 at the iconic Hotel Figueroa downtown Los Angeles, where she was their Featured Artist for an extended seven-month run, and most recently in 2021 in “The Hourglass Overturned” - a group show at Arushi Gallery in Echo Park, CA. The shows pull from her current, ongoing project, DONTLIFTUPDONTLOOKDOWN - in which she initially uses blind contouring (the technique of not lifting the pen or looking at the canvas to draw her subjects). Works from her series have been featured in Forbes Magazine, KCRW, KTLA, Huffington Post, Architectural Digest, L.A. Weekly, NBC, Thrillist, Los Angeles Magazine, Conde Nast’s The Scene and Flaunt Magazine, and have been sold into private collections and commercial properties around the world.

Her debut novel The Optimist was originally published in the UK in 2017 by Unbound, and was published in the US and Canada in 2021. Sophie also hand-painted the mural at Michelin-star chef David Myers’ Adrift Burger Bar on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, California, and hosted Channel 101’s long-running prime-time show, Everything, which was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. She graduated from the University of Southern California and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. 

Joanna Natasegara is the Academy Award® winning producer behind the London-based, impact driven Violet Films. With over 100 award nominations, and 64 wins, including one BAFTA, two Peabody, three Academy Award® and five Emmy nominations, her credits include award winners The White Helmets, Virunga, The Edge of Democracy, The Nightcrawlers and Evelyn. Recent releases include the uplifting SXSW hit short doc, Sophie and the Baron and crime thriller feature doc Tigre Gente, which investigates the illicit world of global jaguar trafficking.

Upcoming productions include a documentary feature following athletes from the Olympic Refugee Team, directed by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Waad al Kateab; Netflix’s Heart of Invictus, a docu-series following the community using adaptive sports for wounded and ill veterans and a narrative adaptation of Virunga, written by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins.

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email

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