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It takes creativity and dedication

to tell an authentic story.

SonyaWells
 

FILMMAKER

Sonya Wells, a producer, writer, and production designer with a track record dating back to 2002, discovered her passion for storytelling from an early age when she performed. Recognizing the importance of maintaining a compelling narrative rhythm, she has crafted award-winning content across various mediums over the past fifteen years.

Her diverse portfolio includes projects for non-profit organizations, health initiatives, commercials, social media campaigns, narratives, and documentaries. Notably, Sonya recently curated a series of impactful interviews shedding light on the challenges faced by the unhoused during the COVID-19 pandemic for Unilever. Additionally, she successfully executed Mobilize for Good content videos as part of Walden University's community initiative campaign.

Sonya's expertise extends to health commercials, with her marketing campaign winning recognition at the RBNA in the health sector from 2018 to 2020. In a pivotal project for Start Recovery Center in NY, she directed testimonies documenting addiction and the journey to recovery, ultimately contributing to the center securing a contract with the state of New York in 2014.

Collaborating with Hollywood director Gina Prince-Bythewood, Sonya shares co-director credit for the opening commencement video of The Glamour Women of the Year Awards Show at Carnegie Hall in 2009.

Her influence in the field extends globally, as she has led production teams in the Caribbean, Central, and South America through grant-funded programs focused on health advocacy. Sonya's work encompasses media content addressing social issues, sexual health, youth trends, women empowerment, and civil rights. Noteworthy creations include "Not to Me" (a 60-minute narrative), "Tribes" (a 3-part series), and "Xpress" (a 6-part documentary series) on sexual health for UNICEF in partnership with the MTV/Staying Alive Foundation. The Xpress docu-series secured its first Silver Medal at the World New Media Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany, in 2008.

In a different capacity, Sonya served as the associate producer and project manager for the award-winning film short "Reflections." This initiative, a national writing contest promoting HIV/AIDS awareness among teens, was funded by The Kaiser Family Foundation and BET's Rap it Up Campaign. "Reflections" garnered an Emmy for Best Community Service Campaign in the Humanitarian, Public, and Community Service category in 2007.

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