Tribeca Film Festival: Sophie Kargman’s live-action short film QUERY probes heterosexual norms

Co-Writer/Director Sophie Kargman’s “Query” was selected to world premiere at this year’s recently postponed Oscar-qualifying Tribeca Film Festival, which is due to be shown online in the coming months to select audiences.

The film questions how heterosexuality is formed and stars Justice Smith (All the Bright Places), Graham Patrick Martin (Catch-22) and Armie Hammer (Call Me by Your Name).

Over the course of a day, Jay and Alex, roommates and best friends, spend their time verbally jousting over whether it’s instinct or social norms that drive their heterosexual proclivities.

The young men are bro-ey but thoughtful enough to engage one another on the topic.

As the day unfolds through PlayStation battles and beers, the barriers slowly fall and the conversation climaxes in a choice that has a profound impact on their evening. 

Sophie Kargman is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in English, Psychology, and Theatre.

As a writer, Sophie sold a true-crime series to eOne Entertainment.

Currently, she's developing a darkly comedic drama series with Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures (Mr. & Mrs. Smith).

As a director, Sophie debuted with the award-winning Susie Searches, a proof-of-concept for her feature of the same name, which was just green-lit. It's being produced by 141 Entertainment (Ingrid Goes West), and scheduled to shoot summer 2020.

As an actress, she most recently starred in Dev Patel's directorial debut, Home Shopper.

“Query” is produced by Sophie Kargman, Nicole Smolen, Ryan Farhoudi, Nick Delli Santi and Ashton Ramsey.

The film was co-written by Sophie Kargman and Ryan Farhoudi.

Sophie is represented by APA and Imagine Artist for management.