Screenwriter|Filmmaker 




Martina Sönksen is a Brazilian screenwriter and filmmaker.

Her credits include SOBREPOSTAS (2021) a 13 Episode TV Show on Canal Brasil about trans and cis female sexuality; The Karma Killings (2016), available on Amazon Prime Video, selected by DOCS MX, DOCS Valéncia and recommended by Film Bazaar; The Pigeon Kings of Brooklyn (2015) was featured on Narrative.ly, chosen as Staff Pick on Vimeo and selected by Brooklyn Academy of Music/BAM to be exhibited at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Free Summer Movie 2015. As a subtitle translator she worked in projects for VICE on HBO, VICE NEWS and VICELAND.

Before working in film, she worked as a Creative Planner @ Publicis Brasil. 

She was a 2020 fellow at the BRIClab Film+TV along with her partners Juliana Curi, Lívia Cheibub and João Henrique Kurtz with the feature documentary UYRA - The Rising Forest (2022), granted by Doc Society Climate Story Fund in 2021. 


She lived in Brooklyn NY from 2010 to 2020 and she’s currently living in São Paulo.







SOBREPOSTAS | Creator, Director and Screenwriter









THE KARMA KILLINGS | Story Producer and Archival Researcher









































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FILMOGRAPHY


_FEATURE DOCUMENTARY in post-production (2021)
Producer and Screenwriter


_SOBREPOSTAS (2021)
Creator, Director and Screenwriter
13 Episode TV Show @ Canal Brasil and Globoplay presented by Ana Cañas on cis and trans female sexuality.


_THE KARMA KILLINGS (2016)
Co-Producer, Story Producer and Archival Reseacher  
Modern-day crime thriller mixed in with Indian mythology and class warfare. The feature documentary delves into India's most infamous serial killings and its impact on a nation.


_PIGEON KINGS OF BROOKLYN (2015)
Producer
Short documentary about NYC’s Bushwick residents who raise pigeons in rooftop coops across the urban landscape.



SKILLS

_Creative Screenwriting
_Emotional Narrative Structure
_Creative Non-Fiction
_Film Treatment & Story Pitch
_Grant Writing
_Story, Character and Archival Research
_Story Production: 
story line via editing/producing 



EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2018 | TV Writing
@ Gotham Writers Workshop NYC

2011 | Documentary Filmmaking
@ New York Film Academy NYFA

2009 | BA in Communication
@ Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing São Paulo ESPM


LANGUAGES

Portuguese (Native)
English (Fluency|Full Professisonal Proficiency)
Spanish (Professisonal Proficiency)
German (Elementary Proficiency)

CLIPPING | ENDORSEMENTS

2021 Invitee @ The Climate Story Lab Amazônia representing the film UÝRA - The Rising Forest. 

2021 Production and Outreach Grantee @ Climate Story Fund | DOC SOCIETY 2021

2020-2021 Fellow @ BRIC Lab Film+TV | BRIC BROOKLYN

SOBREPOSTAS 
@ Coletiva de Lançamento CBR
@ Glamurama
@ Podcast Cinejornal
@ O Globo
@ Elástica





︎ martinasonksen@gmail.com