CLAUDIA DURAN has written and directed numerous short films and theatre.  SOFIA FOR NOW is Claudia’s first feature length endeavor.  She has studied acting, film, and digital imaging, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, where she earned her BFA.  She has also studied at The New School University in New York, and Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland.  As the eldest of six children and of Mexican and El Salvadorian heritage, Claudia has found a true source of inspiration throughout her life, family, and travels.  Currently, she is working on post production on a documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and resides in North Hollywood, CA.