Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Sophie Lynch 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Sophie is a is a producer from Cork, currently based in Dublin. She recently graduated from the National Film School at IADT, where she majored in production and minored in television. She has experience working across a range of media, including short films, music videos, documentaries, and live television. Sophie is interested in telling compelling stories about unique relationships and exploring the complexities of the human experience through film.

The 'Other' in Cinema: Independent Film at Sundance Film Festival

For her final year thesis, Sophie wanted to explore the possibilities of independent film productions in order to gain further knowledge for her future career. She chose to explore the Sundance Film Festival, one of the largest independent film festivals in the world. The thesis explores independent cinema through the philosophical theory of the Other. It delves into the history of Sundance, its intentions and how it has evolved over the years to engage with independent film. By examining the works of philosophers such as Simone De Beauvoir and Jacques Derrida the experience of independent filmmakers as the Other in the film industry is highlighted.