Martina Sönksen is a Brazilian screenwriter and filmmaker.
Her credits include UÝRA - THE RISING FOREST, a feature documentary about 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) 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.