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Soren Sorensen

Craig-Lee Hall (CL)

Academic Background

B.A., Berklee College of Music
M.A., Rhode Island College

Courses Taught

FILM 116 Introduction to Film
FILM 373 Introduction to Film Production
FILM 374 Film Production: Narrative Form
FILM 375 Film Production: Documentary
FILM 379 Digital Audio Production
FILM 480 Filmmaking Practicum


Audio Production, Documentary Film Production, Film Scoring, Communication Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations


Soren Sorensen is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in nonfiction film, television, and web content with an emphasis on advocacy for nonprofit organizations. His clients include Families First RI, Montessori Community School of Rhode Island, Part of the Oath, and The Picture of Children’s Health. In 2013, Sorensen co-created, produced, directed, and edited Behind the Ribbon, a series of original documentaries featuring stories of breast cancer treatment and survivorship. A collaboration with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, Behind the Ribbon premiered on Rhode Island PBS in 2013. Sorensen's first animated short, Is Your Hair Made of Donuts?, was selected to appear in the 2014 Providence Children's Film Festival. That same year, Sorensen co-created, produced, directed, and edited Harvesting Rhode Island, a Rhode Island PBS series on the subject of local food and farming. In 2015, Sorensen completed his first feature-length documentary, My Father’s Vietnam, which had its world premiere at the 2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival, where it won the Soldiers and Sacrifice Grand Prize. The film was also selected to appear at the 2015 Red Dirt International Film Festival in Stillwater, Oklahoma; FilmFest52 in Bethel, Connecticut; and the New Haven International Film Festival in New Haven, Connecticut. Sorensen is currently working on a documentary on the life and music of Cuban pianist and composer, Omar Sosa.

In addition to directing, producing, and editing, Sorensen is a composer of music for film and television. His work has appeared on Showtime, the History Channel, the Travel Channel, CNN International, Logo, and College Sports TV. Sinners (2014), a short film by fellow Film Studies faculty Derek Dubois for which Sorensen produced the soundtrack, was selected for the 2015 Boston International Film Festival, the 2014 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, and the 2014 Rhode Island International Film Festival. ​​​​

Page last updated: February 21, 2017