Sofian is the founder of Capital K Pictures, a New York-based production house. His short work has appeared on Field of Vision, The Fader, Al Jazeera, NBC and The Atlantic Selects. He’s a 2016 MacArthur Documentary Grant recipient for The Interpreters — a feature-length documentary about Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who worked with US forces, co-directed with producing partnerAndrés Caballero. The film was completed with support from ITVS, the Tribeca Institute and Firelight Media, and is being released on the 18th season of PBS’ Independent Len series.
Sofian’s first feature The Dickumentary (2014) — a definitive history of the penis from its evolution millions of years ago to today — was acquired by Breaking Glass Pictures, and made its festival premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival. His second feature Gaucho del Norte (2015), was released shortly thereafter, also made in collaboration with Andrés. The film was a Jerome Foundation grant recipient, following South American shepherds who are recruited to work in the American west. It premiered at the 2015 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and subsequently aired on PBS’ America ReFramed series. Currently, Sofian is producing An Act of Worship, based on a short he co-directed for Field of Vision about the 2017 travel ban. It has received support from Ford Foundation’s JustFilms, Chicken & Egg and Made in NY, amongst others. Sofian is a current Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow and is developing several new projects under the Capital K Pictures banner.
Andrés is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, journalist and public radio producer. His stories appear on NPR’s “StoryCorps,” “Latino USA,” “Morning Edition,” “Weekend Edition,” PBS, Deutsche Welle, and the BBC. A former NPR/Above the Fray fellow, Andrés reported stories from Cameroon and the Central African Republic. He co-directed Gaucho del Norte (2015), an observational documentary that follows the journey of a Patagonian immigrant sheepherder recruited to work in the American West. Andrés is also a 2016 MacArthur Documentary Grant recipient for The Interpreters. He produced An Act of Worship (2017), a short about the Muslim ban in collaboration with Laura Poitras’ Field of Vision. He currently serves on the board of the Americas Media Initiative, an organization that supports independent filmmakers in Latin America.