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 a feature documentary (in post-production) that will be ready by the end of 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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_FEATURE DOCUMENTARY in post-production (2021)
Producer and Screenwriter
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 | ENDORSEMENTSFilm Grant by an International Foundation | TBA (in confidentiality for now)
Fellow @ BRIC Lab Film+TV 2020 | BRIC BROOKLYN
@ Coletiva de Lançamento CBR
@ Tela Viva
@ O Globo