Sonia Sebastian is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed numerous high-profile actors such as Dermot Mulroney, Penelope Ann Miller, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Ethan Herisse, Alexandra Billings, and Jane Badler among many others.
She is in production on her third feature film “The virgin of Highland Park,” an inspirational coming of age story based on the play “La Virgen de la Ballesta”. She directed “Freelancers Anonymous,” an English-language feature film produced by Full Spectrum Features in Chicago, and recognized with the gender-parity stamp from ReFrame and IMDbPro. Her first feature film, “De Chica en Chica” is available on Amazon Video.
Sonia worked as a TV director for three years on a Studio in Spain where she co-directed more than 20 episodes for Spain’s TV networks Mediaset and TeleMadrid.
She was the showrunner, writer, and director of the first online web series in Spain, “Girl Seeks Girl,” produced by Movistar (Telefonica). The series was subsequently released on DVD in the U.S. Sonia has two TV series in development: “Extra Life” and “Make yourself at home.”
She is a Spanish Los Angeles-based filmmaker with a BA in Film and Television from EICTV in Cuba and a BA in Theater from the Royal Academy of Drama in Spain.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Sonia is the consummate filmmaker who continually challenges herself and keeps active. Her short film “Yo Tambien,” received the CIMA Award at the Zaragoza Film Festival as Best Filmmaker last year. Earlier in her career, many of her shorts screened at festivals worldwide and garnered multiple awards.
Sonia has served as a juror for the International Emmy® Awards competition to recognize excellence in international television programming among other Film and TV contests worldwide.