What an amazing treat to have Award Winning Actor/Writer/Director Sonja O’Hara on the show. Sonja found a way to break into the entertainment field by thinking outside the box. She talks about how doing things the traditional way wasn’t working for her and how being vulnerable in her writing became her ticket to success. This is an episode of how hard work, determination, being brave, and keeping the right people around you pays off.
It was a pleasure to learn how she manifested her goals, how she dealt with rejection and what it’s like to be a female powerhouse director who’s represented by one of the top agencies in the world — William Morris Endeavor
More about Sonja O’Hara
Sonja O’Hara is an award-winning writer, actress, and director who recently signed with William Morris Endeavor, Management 360, and Industry Entertainment. She was selected as one of the “10 Filmmakers to Watch” by Independent Magazine, chosen by a jury from MovieMaker Magazine, the Sundance Institute, and Austin Film Festival. Past recipients include Barry Jenkins, Oscar-winning director of MOONLIGHT. Sonja recently directed the feature film ROOT LETTER, an adaptation of the popular Japanese video game, written by Tribeca Film Festival Narrative Prize winner David Ebeltoft, which will be released in 2020. Sonja also wrote, directed, and starred in the critically acclaimed series DOOMSDAY (Amazon) which won BEST SERIES at HBO’s ITVFest. A Streamy Nominee (for “Best Indie Series”), Sonja has presented the “Best Director” award out of 4000 submissions at The New York Television Festival. Sonja was a guest speaker at SXSW Film Festival on the episodic TV panel. Her upcoming series ASTRAL was greenlit by Adaptive Studios and she will write, act & direct all six episodes. For more info, please visit: www.sonjaohara.com/