Author of the Matrix a Black Woman
SOPHIA STEWART – “Mother of the Matrix”
Child prodigy, prolific writer, poet and creative genius are just a few of the terms used to describe Sophia Stewart. Growing up in New York City, Stewart’s intellectual prowess was recognized early when she passed the New York State Board of Regents Examination. This feat amazed her teachers, highlighted her talents and catapulted her directly into college from junior high school.
Stewart enters the City University of New York and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism and minors in law and psychology. While attending the University, she studied under the guidance of many celebrated authors and writers such as; Max Segal, a former journalist of the New York Times, publisher, editor, essayist, and critic, Emile Capouya, and Paul Cherry, a playwright for Broadway. She, also, served as an intern for television at the Public Broadcasting Station WNET Thirteen, where she worked with Oscar winning film documentary producer, Perry Miller Adato. Her graduating class was honored with a special letter/citation from President Jimmy Carter.
In 1979, her love and skills for writing motivated her to move from New York to Los Angeles where she studied cinema at the University of Southern California (USC). It was there she had the opportunity to study film under the auspices of producer Leon Roth; father of Eric Roth, screenwriter of the movie Forrest Gump. By the early 80’s she had started writing professionally. It was through her association with the entertainer Janet Jackson that she became involved in a special project that enabled her to write her first television scripts entitled “My Special Love” and “Blue Short”. During this period Ms. Stewart also had the opportunity to work at Columbia Pictures in the office of Vice President Dick Berres. It was at Columbia Pictures where Dick Berres supported her aspirations to write and gave Sophia five first draft scripts. One was called “From Here to Eternity”. She is an accomplished award-winning poet who has published over one hundred poems. Most recently, Stewart was the recipient of the 2006 NAACP Rosa Parks Award for her contribution to the film industry.
Stewart, a gifted writer visionary has also worked for individual celebrities who includes former Knick player Dick Barnett, Louis Gossett Jr., and Shelly Winters. Her background is diverse and many of her writings reflect groundbreaking literature that is undeniable before it’s time.
Sophia Stewart, Mother of the Matrix as she is affectionately known, wrote her Epic The Third Eye while she was still in college. This ingenuous work, copy written since 1981, is the foundation and contains the core elements of the blockbuster films: The Terminator and The Matrix.
Sophia Stewart’s brilliance lies in her ability to create characters, stories and cinematic magic. In The Third Eye, Stewart has transformed comprehensive metaphysical and spiritual concepts into the most revered science fiction films of the 20th century. The Terminator and The Matrix films are among the most artistically phenomenal and financially profitable film franchises in Hollywood’s history. These works have currently grossed over $2.5 billion dollars and continue to generate revenue, internationally.
Stewart’s current writings are ground-breaking science fiction lore which are destined to supercede the extra ordinary success of The Matrix and establish Sophia Stewart as one of the most profound master writers of the 21st century.