M.A Leadership and Innovation in Contemporary Media, AUD, (candidate), American University in Dubai (UAE)
B.A. in Audio-Visual Directing, Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) (Lebanon)
Sophie Boutros graduated with a Bachelor degree in Directing for TV and Film at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in Lebanon, in 1997.
For 6 years after her graduation, Sophie directed several TV shows in Future TV, Lebanon and Dubai TV, UAE. She also directed promotional videos and TV ads for high-end brands.
In 2003, Sophie started her career as a music video director with Julia Boutros’ hit “La B’ahlamak” and for 9 years she directed A-list Arab singers like Rashid El Majid, Nancy Ajram, Abdul Majid Abdallah, Nawal Kuweitye among others.
In 2013, Sophie started a new project. She co-wrote and directed her first feature film Mahbas (Solitaire); the award-winning film, was produced in summer 2015, premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival 2016 and was released in Lebanon, Syria, UAE, Jordan, Palestine, Kuwait and Sweden in 2017. Making waves of success, Mahbas was watched by more than 130,000 viewers and toured the world in festivals.
Sophie had a major role in creating the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at AUD, where she has been working for 11 years.
She enjoys movies, traveling and being around family and friends.