Sonja Isabella

Sonja Isabella

Director and screenwriter in Los Angeles, California

About Sonja

Originally from Germany, I live in Los Angeles and have studied directing at UCLA. Previous jobs include music videos and commercials and my short film Mighty Benjamin Little received an Honorary Mention for Best Writing from the Los Angeles Independent Film Review. I am currently developing another music video, as well as two features.


Name: Sonja Isabella

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director and Screenwriter

Credits

  • Ithaca: No Control

    Ithaca: No Control (2015)
    Film (short) by Sonja Isabella (Music) Director, Producer

  • Mighty Benjamin Little

    Mighty Benjamin Little (2014)
    Film (short) by Sonja Isabella (Drama and Family) Director, Producer, Writer Ben Little's sister Anna was abducted right in front of him. It's six months later, and his family is in shambles. Can a hopeful little boy be heroic enough two help put the pieces back together? Can a grieving father let the past go? And when he finds himself face to face with Anna's kidnapper, can Ben use his superpowers to bring her back home? Sometimes, a boy needs to believe he can fly.

  • Transcendence

    Transcendence (2012)
    Film by Nicholas P. Richards (Drama) Actress, Makeup Department Jeremiah awakens in a river with no memory. With the help of clinically depressed psychologist Alex Cohen, they begin to unravel the dark mysteries of Jeremiah's identity.

  • Weeds

    Weeds (2011)
    Television by Jenji Kohan (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actress After her husband's unexpected death and subsequent financial woes, suburban mom Nancy Botwin (Parker) embraces a new profession: the neighborhood pot dealer. As it seems like everyone secretly wants what she's selling -- even city councilman Doug Wilson (Nealon) -- Nancy is faced with keeping her family life in check and her enterprise a secret from her neighbor/pseudo-friend/PTA president, Celia Hodes (Perkins). Written by IMDb Editors (Corrected by bdb4269)

  • Two and a Half Men

    Two and a Half Men (2011)
    Television by Chuck Lorre (Comedy) Actress The Harper brothers Charlie and Alan are almost opposites but form a great team. They have little in common except their dislike for their mundane, maternally cold and domineering mother, Evelyn. Alan, a compulsively neat chiropractor and control-freak, is thrown out by his manipulative wife Judith who nevertheless gets him to pay for everything and do most jobs in the house. Charlie is a freelance jingle composer and irresistible Cassanova who lives in a luxurious beach-house and rarely gets up before noon. Charlie "temporarily" allows Alan and his son Jake, a food-obsessed, lazy school kid who shuttles between his parents, to move in with them after Alan's separation/divorce. The sitcom revolves around their conflicting lifestyles, raising Jake (who has the efficient, caring dad while having a ball with his fun-loving sugar uncle who teaches him boyish things), and bantering with Evelyn and various other friends and family. Other fairly regular characters include Charlie's cleaning ... Written by KGF Vissers

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    Film by Joe Johnston (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Actress It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Guns, Drugs and Dirty Money

    Guns, Drugs and Dirty Money (2010)
    Film by John Anton (Action, Comedy and Crime) Actress In this film, graphic novel author Michael Steele (Eric Roberts - Dark Knight, The Expendables) reads the first edition of his Comic Book Series "Guns Drugs & Dirty Money" to his 10 year old nephew. As he reads, the movie quickly transitions to the underground world of the crime-ridden streets of Detroit. Where soon to retire mob enforcer Nino Capazo is out for revenge after all his assets have been frozen by New york crime boss Benito Fontaine. Marked for death, on the run and no one on the outside to turn too. He turns to the inside. Inside Jackson State Prison lies his answer, Rio. A former partner in crime. Nino helps him escape to round up a crew new bloods who are forced into attempting the biggest heist in FBI history. Written by John Anton

  • Laughcry

    Laughcry (2008)
    Film (short) by Matthew Peach (Drama) Actress Some memories return in an instant, with focus sharper than the clearest photo. The people who've affected our lives never really disappear. YASAMIN spent eight years dodging a single question. When she unexpectedly runs into ex-lover LENA, will she finally get her answer? Stifled in a loveless marriage almost by default, will Lena forgive Yasamin for leaving all those years ago? They'll throw their lives into chaos for a chance to find out. LaughcrY explores our desires and our reluctance to test those desires. Yasamin and Lena were college lovers who never put their relationship to the test. Meeting again eight long years later, they remember the laughter, but it's the tears that are hardest to forget. Written by Chris Lepley

  • Cadence

    Cadence (2008)
    Film (short) by Mike Madigan (Drama) Actress In a reality where human contact has become devalued, Andrea finds herself caught within a never-ending cycle of helping others reawaken long-forgotten feelings for each other. Yet the ritual has grown repetitive for her, as she questions whether or not it's too late to make an actual difference. How will the members of Andrea's group, especially their leader Steven, respond to her growing disillusionment, which threatens to shatter the pace of their carefully orchestrated emotional resurgence? Written by Chris Lepley

  • The Candle

    The Candle (2007)
    Film (short) by Mike Madigan (Drama) Actress Paul and Kate are a young, recently married couple that has just moved into a new home, but their happiness is overshadowed by an illness that has Kate bedridden. While Paul takes care of Kate, their new neighbor Arielle shows up to drop off a housewarming gift for the couple: an intricately crafted candle. Does a seemingly innocent gift from a stranger contain an answer to the couple's problems, or will it cause them more harm than good? Written by Five Clover Films

  • Demeter: Surrender

    Demeter: Surrender (2007)
    Film (short) by Mike Madigan (Sci-Fi) Actress Set within a broken future world, we delve into the complicated life of Demeter-- a female character that's tough, brilliant and a little psychotic. Demeter must confront people from her past life, including Nalos - her one-time mentor, and Daphene - the equally brilliant woman who shares a personal past connection with Demeter. When Demeter learns of Daphene's betrayal, all bets are off as to how she will react to something that affects her on so personal a level. Written by Rio Scafone

  • Sleepy Guy

    Sleepy Guy (2006)
    Film (short) by Frank Nemecek (Comedy) Actress

  • InZer0

    InZer0 (2006)
    Film (short) by Robert Gulley (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actress InZer0" began as an experiment in January 2006 to create 12 episodes in 12 months with the intentions of learning to produce a television series and uniting the local creative community. It quickly grew into a full-blown production team for the science fiction story created by Jamie Sonderman. .......InZer0 follows the adventures of Thames, an ambitious courier who finds himself the only means of delivering hope in a broken future. The past decades on Earth have seen a cataclysmic change - A mysterious event has instantly stolen the majority of the human race. Years later an alien Ark has crashed on Earth introducing it's alien contents and ancient wisdom connecting the dots between all of earths religions. In these desperate times the people of Earth have latched onto spirituality as it's reason to be. InZer0 is shot entirely in Detroit by Thought Collide Productions. Once twelve episodes are in the can we will pitch InZer0 to the Sci Fi Channel or another Network. Written by Jamie

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