MEET THE DIRECTOR:
Sonia is an avid outdoors woman who backpacks, scuba dives, rock climbs,
skis and builds quinzhees.
Butterscotch Records " LEYOHMI"
St. Boniface Hospital "Espère"
ABOUT Sonia Malfa
Sonia Malfa is an avid outdoors woman who backpacks, scuba dives, rock climbs, skis and builds quinzhees. After working as an outdoor educator leading wilderness adventures, Sonia discovered her passion for filmmaking. Today, she unites her love of nature and travel in her visual storytelling.
A self-taught, Puerto-Rican American filmmaker, Sonia learned the craft of filmmaking in New York City working her way up the production ranks on feature films, documentaries, television, branded content and music videos. Among her freelance producing credits are the MTV feature documentary on rapper Drake BETTER THAN GOOD ENOUGH for @radicalmedia, independent narrative feature DOWN THE SHORE with James Gandolfini and the 2015 Youtube Music Video Awards for Pulse Films.
While producing, Sonia developed her visual and written story telling talents with the goal of becoming a director. She received the New York State Council for the Artist Individual Artist Grant and raised another $10,000 through Kickstarter for CLOSE YOUR EYES, a narrative short she wrote and directed on 35mm film. The short premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 and screened at over a dozen festivals including Los Angeles Shorts Fest, Woodstock Film Festival, Way Out West and Los Angeles Latino Film Festival. She is currently in post production on several new shorts including WATER WHISPERS and DETACHMENT with actress Trae Harris (NEWLYWEEDS).
Sonia directed music videos for musical artist Del Patio, Little Fish, MayaNicol and most recently Carolina Eyck which premiered on NPR’s First Watch. She directed the short documentary ESPÈRE, which shot in Haiti to raise awareness of infant mortality for the Fancy NYC agency.
Sonia holds a BA and MA in American Studies as well as completed a semester of wilderness training with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Sonia resides in Brooklyn, NY.