Martina Sönksen is a Brazilian screenwriter and filmmaker.
Her credits include:
UÝRA - THE RISING FOREST (2022) - SCREENWRITER AND PRODUCER
>> Festivals: World Premiere @ 46th Frameline International Film Festival; 2022 Outfest Los Angeles.
>> Prices: Audience Award for Best Documentary @ 46th Frameline International Film Festival
Grants, Fellowships and Labs:
>> 2020 fellow at the BRIClab Film+TV
>> Doc Society Climate Story Fund 2021
>> Climate Story Lab Amazônia 2021
The feature documentary tells the story of Uýra, a trans indigenous artist who travels through the Amazon forest on a journey of self-discovery using performance art and ancestral messages to teach indigenous youth and confront structural racism and transphobia in Brazil;
SOBREPOSTAS (2021) - CREATOR, CO-DIRECTOR AND SCREENWRITER
A 13 Episode TV Show on Canal Brasil about trans and cis female sexuality;
THE KARMA KILLINGS (2016) - CO-PRODUCER
Available on Amazon Prime Video, selected by DOCS MX, DOCS Valéncia and recommended by Film Bazaar;
THE PIGEON KINGS OF BROOKLYN (2015) - PRODUCER
Featured on Narrative.ly and 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 from 2012 to 2016.
She lived in Brooklyn NY from 2010 to 2020 and she’s currently living in São Paulo.