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 UÝRA - 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.
THE KARMA KILLINGS | Story Producer and Archival Researcher
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_UÝRA - The Rising Forest (2022)
Screenwriter & Producer @ Mama Wolf
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)
Short documentary about NYC’s Bushwick residents who raise pigeons in rooftop coops across the urban landscape.
_Emotional Narrative Structure
_Film Treatment & Story Pitch
_Story, Character and Archival Research
story line via editing/producing
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
English (Fluency|Full Professisonal Proficiency)
Spanish (Professisonal Proficiency)
German (Elementary Proficiency)
CLIPPING | ENDORSEMENTS2021 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
@ Coletiva de Lançamento CBR
@ Podcast Cinejornal
@ O Globo