Sophie Max


Sophie Max



Represented By

Mark Casarotto

Assistant - Libby Gervais

Sophie Max is a bright young London-based writer and actor who studied in New York and then at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is passionate about telling female-led stories which tackle complex themes in a bold, authentic and hopeful way. Her work explores subjects like identity, trauma, grief and healing through a female lens, and discusses the nuances of her own identity and history as a queer Jewish woman.

Sophie has written (and produced) several short films, including the multi-award winning drama THE WHOLE TRUTH, directed by Yelita Ali, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Her other short films include award-winning (DIS)CONNECTED; female-led thriller IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL FROM HERE and LGBTQ+ comedy-drama NEW AGE which was filmed in New York City.

Sophie has recently written a powerful Holocaust drama on spec, VIENNA, inspired by her great grandparents’ experiences, as well as a contemporary drama about cycles of abuse in classical music, VIRTUOSO. Sophie was a participant on Tall Story Pictures' LGBTQ+ Writers Scheme, where she further developed VIENNA. She has been working with House Productions to develop an original series idea exploring modern, diverse Jewish identity. Simultaneously, she is developing a number of other original projects including SHIDDUCH, a comedy-drama series about trauma, healing and new beginnings; a dark drama series called GENESIS exploring family, grief and childhood secrets; and is currently co-writing her debut feature film. On the theatre side, her play TIL IT STOPS (which was developed at Culture Lab in NYC and recently had a rehearsed reading at London's Cockpit Theatre) was Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2021 and Shortlisted for Bold Playwrights 2022.