SOHEI TEAM

Cam

COWAN

Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Co-Editor 

Cam stopped practicing law to create Sohei Productions, believing that documentary film can give voice to those not seen or heard and can move the justice dial in ways conventional law and politics cannot. The Sohei were Buddhist warrior monks in feudal Japan, and Cam took this name for the production company to reflect that in matters of human rights and social justice, compassion is necessary but not enough. Action is also required. 

Sohei's first project, "Madagasikara", was inspired by University of Virginia Law School students who reported on human rights issues in Madagascar. After a year of research and planning, Cam made his first trip to Madagascar in June 2014 and finished filming in 2017. 

"Madagasikara" is now in distribution and will be on steaming services soon. Sohei's second film, “Opeka”, the inspiring story of the extraordinarily gifted humanitarian Father Pedro Opeka, will be screening in film festivals throughout 2020. The two films are related: the first is about survival, the second about hope.

Tiffany

PECKOSH-SOFFRIN

Co-Producer, Lead Editor

Tiffany is an award-winning producer and editor based in NYC. Her work has premiered at festivals including Sundance, Cannes and Tribeca, and aired on PBS, CNN and BBC.

 

Tiffany has worked on several independent features including the award-winning BBC documentary Icebound (co-producer), Daze of Justice (editor), a MacArthur Grant recipient and a Centerpiece Documentary selection at CAAMFEST, Bluebird (additional editor), starring Adam Driver (Girls) and John Slattery (Mad Men), which was listed as one of the Best Films of the year by Indiewire and Variety, CNN Films’ Ivory Tower (asst. editor), and Oscar-nominated Strong Island (asst. editor), which won the Special Jury Award for Storytelling at the Sundance Film Festival.


Prior to joining Sohei Productions, she spent six years as an in-house documentary producer for the late Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-winning, and Peabody-winning director Daniel Anker. She also served as festival director and board member of the Malibu Film Foundation and worked as a production manager on music videos and commercials for Activision, Warner Bros. Records and Virgin Records.

Ross

COWAN

Media Coordinator, Associate Producer

Ross is a media designer, actor and producer based in New York. Ross trained and works as an actor out of a passion for encountering new lives and global perspectives and sharing them with audiences who would otherwise never know them. He has traveled the world in search of those stories. Ross has a BA in Theatre Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.