It was clear immediately that Sophie Rudell was special. It began with an exciting near-death experience in second grade, in which she accidentally aspirated the plastic outer wrapper of a Fruit-By-The-Foot during a book report on The BFG by celebrated children’s author and noted anti-Semite Roald Dahl.

Her short life began to flash before her eyes. Her teacher fumbled to perform the Heimlich Maneuver. Sophie mused whether this specific event would be referenced on her headstone, as that would be terribly embarrassing. 

One bronchoscopy, a case of pneumonia, and thousands of dollars later, Sophie found herself grateful for the opportunity to share this exhilarating experience. She decided then to dedicate her life to storytelling, and also trying harder to stay alive. 

Sophie writes screenplays, stageplays, teleplays, video games, prose, essays, and the occasional passive aggressive text message to her housemate. Frequently recurring elements found in her work include loneliness, loss, guilt, and dick jokes. 

Sophie graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California as a development coordinator for film and television alongside her freelance work.

She parents a one-eyed cat named Pigeon, which has confused more than one receptionist at her veterinarian’s office.