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Sonia Anderson

  • Freelance Producer/Director /Archive Produer
  • UK
  • 19/08/2021
Contractor Producer / Production

Personal Summary


Sonia Anderson is a Director/Producer/Writer with a proven, successful track record of delivering documentaries in the biography, music and history genres for Worldwide TV, SVOD and Theatrical Release.

Credits include 'Bowie: The Man Who Changed The World' [Netflix] 'Diana: The Princess Who Changed The Royals' [Channel 5], 'Battle of Dunkirk: From Disaster to Triumph' [HISTORY Channel] 'Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man' [Amazon Prime] & BPI award winning 'One Direction: All For One'​ [Certified Platinum].

KEY SKILLS

• Creation of treatment, budget and production schedule
• Pre-production research
• Practiced at gaining access/conducting interviews with high profile talent and expert
contributors
• Highly experienced in conducting interviews and compiling questions
• Archive Producer - archive contacts worldwide - solid negotiation skills
• Scripting - writing compelling scripts that really engage the viewer
• Edit Producer - overseeing a smooth post-production process to deliver films on time
with no off screen drama
• Cast/Direct VO
• Produce sizzles/trailers
• Management of production documentation
• Highly accountable
• Solid organisational skills - meticulous attention to detail
• Mac & PC literate
• Clean driving license


2004 - 2021

OPTOMEN TELEVISION July - Sep 2021
JOHNNY & AMBER: WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?
Archive Producer 2-Part Documentary Discovery Channel

RACHEL NICKELL: MY MOTHER'S MURDER June 2021
Production Company: Monumental Pictures
Archive producer 60' Documentary Channel 4

CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT Dec 2020 - May 2021
Director/Producer - Delivery of Sizzle reels for documentary pitches

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY Archive producer - remote working Mar - Nov 2020
Development & Production Media Department

THE DECADE THE MUSIC DIED 2019
Production Company: Somethin' Else
Archive producer 70' Documentary Sky Arts

THOMAS COOK: THE RISE & FALL OF BRITIAN'S OLDEST TRAVEL AGENT 2019
Production Company: ITN Productions
Archive producer 60' Documentary Channel 4

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTARIES:

DIANA: THE PRINCESS WHO CHANGED THE ROYALS 2020
Production Company: Screenbound Entertainment Group
90' Documentary Channel 5
https://www.my5.tv/diana-the-princess-who-changed-the-royals/season-1

PHILIP: THE MAN BEHIND THE THRONE 2019
Production Company: RAW Video
Interview Producer 90' Documentary

BATTLE OF DUNKIRK FROM DISASTER TO TRIUMPH 2018
Production Company: Premiere Picture
72' Documentary HISTORY Channel
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpBanJx-3yM

ELON MUSK: THE REAL LIFE IRON MAN 2018
Production Company: Premiere Picture
74' Documentary Amazon Prime Disney Nat Geo
TRAILER https://www.amazon.com/Elon-Musk-Real-Life-Iron/dp/B07KSF59T8

BOWIE: THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE WORD 2016
Production Company: Screenbound Entertainment Group
90' Documentary Netflix https://www.vogue.fr/fashion-culture/article/the-top-5-music- documentaries-to-watch-on-netflix-in-july


SAM SMITH: DREAMS COME TRUE 2015
Production Company: Odeon Entertainment
70' Documentary London Live Amazon Prime Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9_T-gkQLn0

FIFTY SHADES UNCOVERED 2015
Production Company: Odeon Entertainment
70' Documentary SKY ARTS London Live Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kntHKHO6xJI

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER: SO PERFECT 2014
Production Company: Odeon Entertainment
70' Documentary Amazon Prime
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB3K6IhRh_U

KATY PERRY: GETTING INTIMATE 2014
Production Company: Raw Video / Celebration Entertainment
77' Documentary GLOBO TV Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfXYLmaZxZU

PINK: STAYING TRUE 2013
Production Company: Raw Video / Celebration Entertainment
60' Documentary Foxtel Australia, ARTE France Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi2135861529

HENDRIX ON HENDRIX 2013
Production Company: Orbital Media Group
60' Documentary SKY Bio USA Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMGy-VRwiZ0

ONE DIRECTION: ALL FOR ONE 2012 - British Phonographic Industry, Certified Platinum 2014
Production Company: Orbital Media Group
60' Documentary Transmission Films Starz TV
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9IcpXbIAXo

PINK FLOYD BEHIND THE WALL 2012
Production Company: Entertain ME
60' Documentary SKY Arts ARTE Canal+ Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HCITEX0DTo

LADY GAGA: ONE SEQUIN AT A TIME 2011
Production Company: Entertain ME
60' Documentary MTV GLOBO TV Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJhxFV92l5A

LED ZEPPELIN: DAZED & CONFUSED 2010
Production Company: Entertain ME
60' Documentary|BIO. Channel US & UK l SKY Arts Ovation Worldwide release
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM6jG6OxfjE

MICHAEL JACKSON: THE INSIDE STORY 2010
Production Company: Entertain ME
60' Documentary, Investigation FUSE & BET Channel USA
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhs4rWl3qy4

AND RONSON PLAYED GUITAR 2010
Production Company: Spontanuity Films / Suzi Ronson
60' Documentary - Scripted and voiced by David Bowie [unreleased]

SEX PISTOLS: AGENTS OF ANARCHY 2009
Production Company: Entertain ME
60' Documentary MTV SKY Arts Canal+
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGIDY-yfI84

MARILYN MANSON: INNER SANCTUM 2009
Production Company: Entertain ME
60' Documentary Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKHOHULBH8k

BRITNEY SPEARS: UNBREAKABLE 2008
Production Company: Entertain ME
60' Documentary Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvVOfpRbxOM

MICHAEL JACKSON UNMASKED 2008
Production Company: Entertain ME
60' Documentary BET Channel USA Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbRlqyOL-H8

BOB MARLEY: FREEDOM ROAD 2007
Production Company: Orbital Media Group
60' Documentary SKY Bio Worldwide release: All Media
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXfv3LDUjC4

THIN LIZZY OUTLAWED: THE REAL PHIL LYNOTT 2006
Production Company: Orbital Media Group
90' Documentary SKY Bio RTE Television
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39bici5Vh2k

JIMI HENDRIX: FEEDBACK 2005
Production Company: Orbital Media Group
60' Documentary SKY Arts
TRAILER https://itunes.apple.com/ca/movie/jimi-hendrix-feedback/id537115974

VIVA JOE STRUMMER: THE CLASH AND BEYOND 2005
Production Company: Orbital Media Group
60' Documentary SKY Arts
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zivw8Md5Fdc

MARC BOLAN: RIDE ON 2005
Assistant Producer/Researcher 60' Biopic SKY Arts
Production Company: Orbital Media Group Director: Mike Parkinson
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40fpuZeijVI

JIMI HENDRIX: THE LAST 24 HOURS 2004
Assistant Producer/Researcher 60' Biopic SKY Arts
Production Company: Orbital Media Group Director: Mike Parkinson
TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVetJ407n_k


1999 - 2004: PRODUCTION MANAGER - Silver Road Studios
Broadcast Facility & Post Production House White City, London W12 7SG

Responsible for overseeing all aspects of corporate and commercial productions - from ideas
generation and creation of budgets - shoot logistics /set construction - to post-production.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Write proposals / Create and manage budgets
• Research / Pre-production reference gathering
• Manage production documentation: contracts /call sheets/cue sheets
• Prop & wardrobe hire / Set creation & dressing for dramatic reconstruction
• Cast Artists/Extras / V/O
• Oversee edits

Clients included BBC TV, Tiger Aspect, Barclays Bank, Marks & Spencer, Tetley, McGraw Hill,
British Transport Police, The London Metal Exchange, Barnardo's and Age Concern.

Work Experience

Freelance
Jan 2004 - Jan 2021 P/D

Producer/Director/Writer | Edit Producer | Archive Producer

Proven, successful track record of delivering documentaries in the biography, music and history
genres for US & UK networks, international broadcasters, worldwide VOD and theatrical release.

Programmes have been acquired globally and aired on Netflix, Channel 5, Sky Arts, History
Channel, Channel 4, A&E Networks, FUSE TV, BET, Amazon Prime, SBS Broadcasting, Canal+,
Foxtel Australia, Globo TV, STARZ, RTE, Canal+, Arte, France Télévisions and Disney Nat Geo,
along with many other international broadcasters.

TESTIMONIALS
"Sonia is a highly experienced producer, director and archive producer who is super-efficient,
highly creative and a joy to work with - an asset to any production."
Christopher Walker (Series Producer/Director)

"Sonia is the most talented documentary producer, writer, director we have ever worked with!
Check out her work on 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER: SO PERFECT, PINK: STAYING TRUE, KATY PERRY:
GETTING INTIMATE, HENDRIX ON HENDRIX and more!"
Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO, Vision Films Inc.

"Sonia is an excellent producer and director. She is also an excellent writer and researcher. I
would not hesitate to hire her again."
Gary Shoefield, Director of Programming, FilmOn TV Networks