Screenwriter|Filmmaker 



FILMOGRAPHY


_UÝRA - The Rising Forest (2022)
Screenwriter & Producer

Uýra, a trans indigenous artist 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, 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)
Producer
Short documentary about NYC’s Bushwick residents who raise pigeons in rooftop coops across the urban landscape.



SKILLS

_Creative Screenwriting
_Emotional Narrative Structure
_Creative Non-Fiction
_Film/Series Treatment & Story Pitch
_Grant Writing
_Story and Character Research
_Story Production: 
story line via editing/producing 



EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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


LANGUAGES

Portuguese (Native)
English (Fluency|Full Professisonal Proficiency)
Spanish (Intermediate Proficiency)
German (Intermediate Proficiency)

CLIPPING | ENDORSEMENTS

2021 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

SOBREPOSTAS 
@ Coletiva de Lançamento CBR
@ Glamurama
@ Podcast Cinejornal
@ O Globo
@ Elástica





︎ martinasonksen@gmail.com