With a passion for writing and directing, Sonia strives to achieve spontaneity and honesty through film.
Recent credits include her original documentary mini-series on happiness entitled “Ecstatic!” for Vision TV and her feature debut “Rose Colored Glasses” which had its enthusiastic premiere at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver.
Sonia graduated with honours in 2010 from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts in Vancouver, Canada with a BFA in Film. Her grad film “Salvation” won Best Short in the Death By Night Screening at Moving Image in Toronto and Best International Student Film at the Illinois International Film Festival in Chicago. She was also awarded the Best Student Film and Best Actor award at the L.A. Global Film Festival.
Additionally, Sonia has over 8 years experience as a videographer and editor and has heavily assisted the production of two other TV documentaries “We Can’t See You Beating Us” (funded by Rogers) and “Return to Byzantium”(aired on CBC). Currently she has just premiered her second intimate feature documentary entitled “Our 1/4 Life Crisis”which will be making its festival run.
Sonia is also passionate about acting and improvisation. For about a decade she has helped to host the Romanian show in Vancouver: ROMPOST TV where she's had the honour to interview many artists, performers and outstanding citizens.
* Broadcaster Vision TV – Writer, Director and Editor (2013)
Connected : A Film About Autistic People (HD, 2015)
* In association with Naturally Autistic ANCA
Our 1/4 Life Crisis, (HD, 2014)
Rose Colored Glasses, (HD, 2011)
Everything We Cannes Do! (HD, 2015)
Princess D: A Modern Day Princess (HD, 2015)
Beyond Boxes (HD,2011)
Salvation (HD, 2010)
Besame Mucho (Digital, 2009)
Pseudocide (16 mm, 2008)
Burden of Truth (16mm, 2007)
Name: Sonia Suvagau
Lives in: Vancouver, Canada
Company: Sonia Productions Inc.
Occupation: Actor, Content Creator, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Host/presenter, Producer, Screenwriter and Videographer
Everything We Cannes Do!
Film (short) by Sonia Suvagau (Comedy) Editor, Director, Writer, Actress, Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department Newlyweds Roxy and Ludwig Stein, travel to Cannes one month before their film's premiere to prepare themselves for stardom. Documenting their travels along the French Riviera these filmmakers find a new love for high society.
A Long Distance Short
Film (short) by Sonia Suvagau (Comedy and Music) Editor, Director, Writer, Producer, Actress 'A Long Distance Short'explores the portrayal of romance in cinema through the use of different film genres.Challenged by their long distance relationship,filmmaker Sonia Suvagau and music composer Sebastian Hugeneck parody the portrayal of the boy meets girl narrative. Written by Anonymous
Our 1/4 Life Crisis
Film by Sonia Suvagau (Documentary, Drama, News and Romance) Editor, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department, Self In 'Our 1/4 Life Crisis' disoriented twenty somethings share their most private despairs about the perils of emerging adulthood. Overwhelmed by too many options and social media comparisons, Gen Yers are often misunderstood as lazy or entitled. What's at the core of this issue and why are today's quarter-lifers more anxious and depressed than ever before? Troubled twenty five year old filmmaker Sonia Suvagau and her boyfriend set out to discover why the Quarter-Life Crisis is plaguing their generation.
Television Editor, Director, Writer
Film by Ace Dixon (Comedy) Actress Jed Wilkins is a free-lance maid and an embarrassment to his family. While his parents are on vacation, he runs into a drifter girl who changes the maid business forever.
Return to Byzantium: The Art and Life of Lilian Broca
Film by Adelina Suvagau (Documentary) Editor, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Return to Byzantium is the story of a homecoming - an artistic and physical return to a Romania which Lilian's family was forced to flee more than half a century ago but which she never abandoned. Lilian Broca first became aware of her artistic nature while a young girl growing up in Romania during the 1950's. At the age of 7 her parents enrolled her in art classes. However, the country's communist regime didn't encourage imagination or self-expression and her introduction to drawing and painting was limited. She recalls the day that the drab, grey world of Soviet-shadowed Bucharest was suddenly illuminated by her first glimpse of real art: a brilliant Byzantine icon illuminated by a shaft of golden sunlight in the neighbourhood church. For the first time in her life, Broca was captivated by the radiant splendour of an image. Even without any religious reference, the icon's beauty held her in its thrall. In the words of eminent Romanian art critic Pavel Susara, "...Lilian Broca does ... Written by Adelina Suvagau
Film (short) by Sonia Suvagau (Documentary and Drama) Editor, Director, Producer 'Beyond Boxes' explores body movement in Henry Daniel's 'Imprint II', an interactive dance piece combining boxes, modern technology and movement. The documentary investigates Henry's choreographic vision, style and process and the effect it has on his dancers. Written by Anonymous
Rose Colored Glasses
Film by Sonia Suvagau (Documentary, Biography, Drama and Musical) Editor, Director, Producer, Cinematographer Welcome to the Nicholas Treadwell Cabaret, the once-notorious British gallerist and entertainer with a reputation for bad taste and vulgarity. Currently living alone in a pink prison in rural Austria, Nick invites you to a private tour of his controversial gallery and personal life. Through song, role-play and intimate conversation he shares his deepest thoughts and feelings about life, art and his pink philosophy. Reviewing his career, The Guardian declared that 'he has done for fine art what McDonald's has done for haute cuisine,' although in this cabaret-style portrait he reveals himself to be a man whose honesty, sincerity and shape-shifting quirkiness paint a more complex picture. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Sonia Suvagau (Comedy and Drama) Editor, Director, Producer, Sound department A middle-aged Christian woman (Phoebe) wakes up in Hell after dedicating her life to God and the church. She encounters a young and attractive Lucifer who immediately begins to push her conservative buttons. Upon her search for an escape, Phoebe discovers doors that lead to memories from her past. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Lauren Beason (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Sixteen-year-old Joan lives within a stifling family. After the sudden death of her grandmother, she must adjust to live within a dysfunctional family, and navigate through a week of grief, anger, and guilt.
Best Short (Death by Night Showcase)Moving Image Film Fest
Best International Student Film ( Illinois International Film Fest)
Best Student Film (L.A. Global Film Fest)
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby)