Sofia Caessa

Creative Writer & Voice Actress

November 2021: What I’m working on
Writing a memoir to be published in March 2022.Creating and writing an interactive story and book for Make-A-Wish Portugal.Developing a new storytelling concept for kids.

About

I was born in Portugal, a small and beautiful country in Europe.
I spent my childhood by the canals in the Netherlands, the skyscrapers in São Paulo and the beaches in Cascais.

My love for Theatre took me to New York City, where I intended to pursue a career in Theatre. But there I discovered I was more interested in filmmaking and writing. After a few years in the USA, I decided to move back to Europe. This time I chose Brussels, where I worked at Violeta Lab, producing films and organizing creative workshops. I co-founded the Little Film Academy, offering film workshops to children.

Missing the ocean breeze and the warmth of the sun, I moved back to Portugal. When I was pregnant with my first son I started Lêleh Land, a children’s publishing house. Apart from working as a writer, I also work as a voice actress.

I work from my home studio overlooking a beautiful garden, which is seven minutes from the beach.

Work

Certified in Writing for Film, TV and New Media, I have worked in film as a screenwriter and producer.
In Brussels, I collaborated with the English language magazine The Bulletin, writing the series “Global Couples”.

Article in the international blog “World Moms Network”:
A Foreigner in My Own Country
Article in the Portuguese online news outlet Sapo 24:
Cancro e pandemia: lá longe ficou a normalidade da vida

Children

I have been writing for children for the past 12 years. For the past three years I have been ghostwriting children's stories and screenplays.
I am the founder and creative director of Lêleh Land, a Portuguese-based children’s publishing house.

I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

For samples, please contact me.

Film

I have worked in production and as assistant scriptwriter.

I wrote and produced the short film “Should the Wife Confess”.
FESTIVALS:
Cannes Short Film Corner 2011, NYC Food Film Festival 2011, Culinary Cinema Berlin Film Festival 2012, Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português
COMPETITION:
Curtas de Vila do Conde 2011, Funchal Film Festival 2011

Voice

As a trained actress, I love doing character voices and experimenting with text. I am dedicated, reliable, versatile, dynamic and professional. I am creative with my copy. Above all, writing and voicing words are my greatest passions.

I have voiced numerous projects: corporate promos, kids’ video games and story books, meditation tracks, language apps, learning apps, promotional travel videos, explainer videos, meditations.

I perform in both European Portuguese and International English.

Voice attributes: Soft and warm, sincere and trustworthy, friendly and cheerful.

Listen to my demos:

Contact

I’m quite introverted, so my preferred method of contact is email.
Please send me a message and I'll get back to you!

Thank you

Thank you for getting in touch with me! I will get back to you as soon as I can.