Sophie & Lucan Toh

The couple who are spreading their wings to conquer the world from Dubai
ByJasmine BandaliWednesday , 26 February 2014
Ten years ago I was... Studying Politics at Bristol University - dressing up, going out and doing anything to avoid actually learning anything SOPHIE
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Ten years ago I was... Studying Politics at Bristol University - dressing up, going out and doing anything to avoid actually learning anything SOPHIE
Ten years from now... I'd like to be doing something similar today - making films LUCAN
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Ten years from now... I'd like to be doing something similar today - making films LUCAN

Collaboratively, Lucan and Sophie are flying the flag high for the UAE’s reputation for being the land of opportunity, having both forged new careers since their arrival. While Lucan was originally drawn to Abu Dhabi for work on a venture capital project in 2006, he later settled in Dubai, followed by his wife Sophie in 2009. Since then, each has gone on to explore their own endeavours; Sophie founded prominent PR agency Toh PR and Lucan went on to become a film producer.

Last year saw his first feature film, Having You, released in the UK, which won Best Feature Film at the Lower East Side Film Festival in NYC in June and also picked up the Audience and Jury Awards at the Nantes Film Festival in France in December. At the same time, he also launched the couples’ commercials and ad business in London, Teepee Productions, the sister company to their film and television business, Wigwam Films. Amid all this, his company began shooting its second film in New York. Based on the Oscar-winning, best live action short film, Curfew, it features Ron Perlman, Emmy Rossum, Richard Schiff, Paul Wesley and Fatima Ptacek. It’s currently in post-production and is due to premiere in March at a major festival.

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