Anna-Sophia was born in the Dominican Republic and spent her childhood between the Dominican Republic, Germany and Guatemala. In Guatemala, she was trained at Casa Comal film school and gained her first experiences in film. She worked in production at the international film festival ICA- RO, was assistant director, and carried out her own short film projects.
In 2013 she began her studies in directing at the Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg. During this time she made short and feature-length films that tell of social injustices, especially against wo- men. Her film ‘In meiner Haut’ addresses gender-based domestic violence from the perspective of women. In 2019 she directed the short film ‘Der schöne Hans’, which was made in collaboration with ARTE and SWR. The cinema and television film ‘Los cuatro vientos‘ is Anna-Sophia Richard‘s graduate project. The film reveals how difficult migration can be for families, and was awarded the CIVIS Young C. Award. Anna-Sophia was a participant in the IDFAcademy 2022 the Berlinale Talent Program 2023.