Pikaia Films is: Sophie Broadgate

I am a filmmaker based in Manchester and Cumbria who takes on commissions as well as developing my own practice.

Services I offer: Scriptwriting, Creative, Directing, Self shooting and Editing.  

For the past 6 years I have been focusing on developing my own work as a Writer / Director / Filmmaker after 5 years work in the Production department and working as an independent producer.

My debut narrative short film as Director "The Water Tower (2018)" was developed through "Lost Stations", a development programme for Cumbrian artists. The story of two queer isolated young people coming together and learning to how to be vulnerable.

My second narrative short film "It got me in November" (2022) is currently in on the festival circuit. The film was made with support from Touchstone, a UK based mental health charity and developed with Old Hall Films. 

I have also developed a moving image practice that blends my cinema background with more experimental formats. Creating work around personal subjects such as Neurodiveristy and gender. 

Whilst developing my own work I have also collaborated with artists and taken on a range of commissions. One of my recent collaborations was "Do you understand what is in your blood", a film based on the emotional journey of a hormonal transition. Written and Composed by Eliyana Evans and Starring Yandass Ndlovu . The film was commissioned by Girl Gang Manchester and exhibited in the Lowry as part of "Everything I know, I felt", an exhibition exploring big feelings.

Until recently I worked as a freelance project manager with Signal Film and Media, creating opportunities for the community through workshops, projects and mentorship. I also welcome opportunites to faciliate workshops.