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Sofia Wellman
Sofia Wellman at the Atlanta Private Premiere for "What's Love Got To Do With It"
Born (1959-09-28) September 28, 1959 (age 59)
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
OccupationFilmmaker and Author
Years active2006-present
Known forWhat's Love Got To Do With It (2019), Death As Life (2012), If The Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot (2012)

Sofia Wellman (born September 28, 1959) is a documentary filmmaker and author. She specializes in helping people become introspective about who they are through her work; her latest film is titled What's Love Got To Do With It, a self-exploration through love.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Sofia Wellman was born in Youngstown, Ohio. Her parents were both first-generation Americans, and all four grandparents were born in Greece. Her mother, Maria Wellman, raised her and her two older sisters.

Wellman received her BS in business administration, with a dual degree in finance and real estate and urban land economics from The Ohio State University. She later worked on her MBA at Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University. [2]

When Wellman was thirty-six, she got diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which ignited her passion and determination to navigate psychological disturbances and trauma that manifest as illness. These and other catastrophic experiences in Wellman's life made her acutely aware that self-healing is not a reactive event but needs to be a lifelong process. Wellman's fascination in human nature and energy became empowered after a meaningful trip to Tibet.[3]


Wellman began her filmmaking and writing career in 2006. Her creative works are the book, If The Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot[4][5][6], and her documentary films, Death As Life[7][8][9][10], and What's Love Got To Do With It[11], which received multiple film festival awards.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23]

Published Works[edit]

Documentary Film[edit]

  • Wellman, Sofia (2016). What's Love Got To Do With It
  • Wellman, Sofia (2012). Death As Life

Book Authored[edit]

  • Wellman, Sofia (2012). If The Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot. Atlanta: Infinity Multimedia Productions. ISBN 9780985640903. OCLC 828092767.

External Links[edit]


  1. ^ "What's Love Got To Do With It Docs Film Fest". Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  2. ^ "For Wellman, selling revolves around marketing". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  3. ^ Stories, Local. "Meet Filmmaker, Author and Speaker Sofia Wellman of Brookhaven - Voyage ATL". Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  4. ^ If The Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot - Audible. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  5. ^ If The Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot - Amazon. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  6. ^ If The Shoe Fits, Go Barefoot - Apple Books. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  7. ^ "Death As Life". Uscreen. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  8. ^ "Death As Life". Amazon. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  9. ^ "Death As Life". Films Media Group. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  10. ^ "Death As Life | Kanopy". www.kanopy.com. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  11. ^ "What's Love Got To Do With It". Uscreen. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  12. ^ What's Love Got To Do With It - IMDb, retrieved 2019-07-08
  13. ^ "LA Film Awards | July 2017". Los Angeles Film Awards. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  14. ^ "NYC Indie Film Awards". nycindiefilmawards.com. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  15. ^ "Mindfield Film Festival - Los Angeles". mindfieldfilmfest.com. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  16. ^ "The IndieFEST Film Awards Announces Latest Winners!". filmfestivals.com. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  17. ^ "CA PRESS". UIFF. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Winners June 2017". Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Featured Semi-Finalists". Welcome to.... Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Frack Fest OKC's Underground Multimedia Fest". Frack Fest. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  21. ^ "Atlanta Premiere of "What's Love Got To Do With It"". Atlanta Creative Loafing. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  22. ^ "What's Love Got To Do With It". Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  23. ^ "Peach v2 i07 issuu". Issuu. Retrieved 16 July 2019.