Sonja is a writer / producer with twenty years of experience in the Film and TV industry. She worked in the administration of Edinburgh International Film Festival between 1999-2003, and joined Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) at its inception in 2004. She founded its production arm, SDI Productions, in 2007 and produced and exec-produced multiple award-winning feature documentaries, including the acclaimed Future My Love, Pablo’s Winter, I Am Breathing, Donkeyote, Becoming Animal and Time Trial. She was Co-Director/Exec Producer of the institute from 2013 until 2020. She’s proud to have played a big role in SDI’s international success and bringing new Scottish documentary on the map. She led SDI to its charitable status in 2019 and oversaw the birth of its 50:50+ Women Direct Campaign in the same year, advocating for more women directors in documentary. Her films have screened on all continents, in top festivals, cinema, TV, VOD, DVD, in over 60 countries.
In 2021 she founded Sonja Henrici Creates Ltd for all her future creative and production work.
Sonja is a member of AMPAS, BAFTA and PACT.
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