Writer|Filmmaker|Researcher












The Karma Killings
(story produce|archival researcher)








Additional Skills:
 
_Grant Writing 
_Story Production 
_Content Research
_Research Methodology
_Archival Research and Production

_Port/Eng & Eng/Port Subtitling
(export in .srt)

_Port/Eng & Eng/Port Translation
(creative documents such as treatment and script)

 
Interests:

_Found Footage 
_Observational Cinema 
_Grassroots Stories

_Creative Non-Fiction
_Character and Subject Research
_Creative Screenwriting and Emotional Structure







Martina Sönksen is a Brazilian researcher, writer and filmmaker.

Her credits include 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.

In 2020 she was selected to the BRIClab Film+TV along with her partners Juliana Curi, Lívia Cheibub and João Henrique Kurtz. 


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
2018 | TV Writing @ Gotham Writers Workshop
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)
Spanish (Proficiency)

CONTACT INFO
martinasonksen@gmail.com