Sofia Hariz
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About

27 years old from Oslo, Norway, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Bachelor's Degree with First Class Honors in Journalism from Kingston University London, UK, currently studying Film at Santa Monica College.  Bilingual proficiency in Norwegian and English, proficient understanding of Swedish and Danish. 

Have lived in three countries, in addition to Norway; Spain (Barcelona, studying philosophy in 2010), United Kingdom (London, England, studying Journalism from 2011 to 2014) and currently the United States of America (Los Angeles, California, studying Film).

Hobbies include playing/streaming video games, watching movies, watching/analyzing esports (Overwatch League mainly), making short films, writing, boardgames, D&D, music, podcasting, photography, travelling and special effects makeup.

Favorite movies include The Fountain, Silence of The Lambs, The Fifth Element, Battle Royale, Sunset Boulevard, M, In The Mood For Love, Seven, Jurassic Park, Dawn of the Dead, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Pulp Fiction, The Lord of The Rings; The Two Towers, Zodiac, The Exorcist, Shaun Of The Dead, Come and See (Idi i smotri), Full Metal Jacket and many more. 

Favorite games include Overwatch, Journey, Left 4 Dead 2, L.A. Noire, Tekken 3, Spyro the Dragon, Street Fighter 2, Grand Theft Auto 5, Super Mario World, Civilization VI and many more. 

Overwatch Support/Flex. Secret Funko Pop collector. Yoga enthusiast. 

 

Professional Experience

 

9+ YEARS
BLOGGING, SOCIAL MEDIA
 

Blog and social media manager for commercial real estate company Akershus Eiendom (Norway). Contributed to various tech and video game-related blogs. Previously managed several personal blogs covering topics such as film, video games, politics, poetry and journalism.

Daily user of several social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Active on YouTube and Twitch. 

Frequent use of streaming software  (OBS, Xsplit). 

6+ YEARS
JOURNALIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, Editor AND VIDEOGRAPHER

Written for Gamereactor Norway/EU, The River Newspaper, Pressfire, New Media Rockstars, Moviepilot, Aftenposten and more. Live news reporting for TV2 News (Norway). Podcast host/guest for Game Talk Live, Out of Lives Podcast, Xbox One Party Chat Podcast and more. Commercial photography for various events. Produced on-camera interviews, personal YouTube videos and behind the scenes segments for various purposes. Professional experience with Adobe Premiere Pro and InDesign.

First published in 2006 in Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten's book of poetry "Si;D Poesi," as part of a selection of promising poets under 18. Journalistic work also first published around the same time, in the form of political opinion pieces for the same paper. 

Currently specializing in on-air and on-screen hosting, video production and writing for TV. 

 

 

2+ YEARS
MARKETING, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Production of Information Memorandums, blogs and newspaper ads. Social media strategy adviser, participant in SEO optimization. Work on website and memorandum redesign and branding. 

 

 

 

 

"Edges" - Oslo, 2015

 

 

 

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