Sofía Riggen (Producer)
For the last 18 years, Sofía has worked as a freelance filmmaker in short films, commercials, music videos and feature films in Mexico as well as other countries. After finishing her Masters Degree in Creative Documentary (UAB, Spain) she directed her first Short Documentary (Flamenco Lives), that won the “Nuva Autoria Award” at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain (2004).
In 2005, she co-founded the production company RIGGEN FILMS, in Guadalajara Mexico and partnered with Dancing Bear Pictures. Since then, RIGGEN FILMS and DBP have developed and produced long form fiction, commercial and documentary projects working with international clients like Homeland Security (Border Safety Initiative, WHTI_Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and No more crosses campaign* winner of the Silver Award, Davey Awards 2011, Washington DC) and Liuna! (Labourers International Union of Northa America); as well as film projects like the documentary feature "Us, of uruguayans and carnaval" (Dir. Sofia Riggen, 2007) or the short fiction film directed by Patricia Riggen "Lindo y Querido", part of the feature "Revolución” (Canana, 2010).
Simultaneously with Riggen Films, In 2013, Sofía began teaching the following classes at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (TEC), campus Guadalajara: Documentary Filmmaking, Film Language and Advanced Film Production and was in charge of overseeing ( Executive Producer) all the short films as part of the Certificate in Cinema Production, as well as tutoring the documentary and fiction projects of the animation and film departments.
In 2014 and 2015 she recieved, along with her partner and brother Jorge Riggen, a grant by the IMCINE (Mexican Film Institute) to write and develop a feature film project called "Quiero Amanecer", biopic of mexican singer Mike Laure.
Paralell to the above mentioned projects Sofía is developing the documentary feature project "Ulama, game of the gods";
Co-producing documentary feature from Uruguayan Director Paola Perkal called "Perkal, La memoria de un nombre" and Mexican documentary "Toña" from Director Alejandra Molina.