July 24th, 2019:
Sonja is excited to be signing with acting manager David Alan White at powerhouse management company Industry Entertainment and being sharing a roster with actresses like Krysten Ritter ("Jessica Jones"), Alexis Bledel ("Gilmore Girls"), Aya Cash ("You're The Worst), and Joey King ("The Act.")
April 8th, 2019:
Check out Sonja on Medium today where she was interviewed about her upcoming series, dream roles and more. You can check out the full interview here.
April 2nd, 2019:
Watch Sonja on the big screen in the feature film "On The Corner of Ego & Desire" when it premieres on April 25th at the Historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Sonja will be doing a talk back with the rest of the cast and crew after the screening! Tickets here.
March 31st, 2019:
Sonja is currently at work on a secret new TV project that she's developing opposite HBO executive producer and Emmy nominee Rob Weiss (of "Ballers" and "Entourage" fame!) and noted Infleuncer Cara Santana. More info on this topical new series coming soon!
March 29th, 2019:
This weekend Sonja will be speaking at Universal on the panel "Steps To Success" as part of AMC's HollyWeb Festival. It's been two years since her series won "Best Pilot" at the fest and she's delighted to be back! Here's the blurb: "How do you take the digital work you do and turn it into a viable career? Hear from HollyWeb alumni who have done just that as well as experts in the field who are career aggregators." Info here.
March 23rd, 2019:
Sonja has been in New York all week taking meetings about her next directing project. More info coming soon!
March 18th, 2019:
Tonight is the premiere of Sonja's episode of the new Amazon series, "The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?" She guest-starred as Lisanne and had so much fun working opposite original cast members from the cult film and some familiar TV faces (including 30Rock's Toofer!) Check it out here.
January 29th, 2019:
After many months of contract negotiations, Sonja is overjoyed to finally be walking into the Adaptive Studios headquarters this afternoon to officially begin development on her ASTRAL series! And the best part? It's no longer a short form digital program. She'll be working with HBO veteran Steve Foster (Adaptive Studio's Head of Original Content) to turn ASTRAL into an hour-long drama series!
January 24th, 2019:
The digital pilot "Textual Intercourse" (produced by and co-starring Sonja O'Hara) will be screening this evening in New York at The Village Local, proceeds go to ComicRelief and Red Nose Day!
December 18th, 2018:
Thank you to The Culturalist for including Sonja alongside the wonderful Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain on this list!
November 25th, 2018:
Sonja is delighted to announce that she was awarded the Best Director (TV Pilot) at Queen Palm International Film Festival for her pilot DOOMSDAY. Check out the complete list of winners here.
November 2rd, 2018:
It's always fun when you grow up reading a magazine and then one day you're mentioned in it! Read about Sonja's new movie role in SARAH Q, which just played at the historic Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival this month and will have a limited theatrical release next year. Thanks Moviemaker Magazine and veteran director John Gallagher for the lovely mention. Link here.
November 1st, 2018:
Sonja had a great time voicing the role of detective Gizette York in the new audio series "The Pulp Tales of Gwendolyn Gween." The entire first season just dropped on iTunes and you can check her out in Episodes 5 and 6 here.
October 25th, 2019:
Today Sonja got to sit down with Russell Boast, the president of the Casting Society of America, (on the beautiful Disney Studios Lot!) to discuss attaching talent for her upcoming series ASTRAL.
October 25th, 2018:
Check out Sonja starring in the feature film "On The Corner of Ego & Desire" which made its World Premiere at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival in London this week! Here's a snippet from the first official review:
"Making up this well cast trio is Sonja O'Hara (“Doomsday"(TV), “Ovum”) as Julia, the director turned auteur of their movie. For this type of production to work, you really need a strong cast that can think on their toes and rise to the challenge. The cast here is a true indie find. O’Hara, Alicea and Ramos Jr. have a great on screen chemistry and they truly embraced their roles. Some of these shots burn with beauty and contrast, such as seeing Julia (Sonja O'Hara), walk alone down the snow lined, well lit streets of park city long into the night." (Read complete review here.)
September 25th, 2018:
September 23rd, 2018:
Check out Sonja playing the scene stealing role of Gizette York in the new audio series "The Pulp Tales of Gwendolyn Gween", available on iTunes here. (Pictured below recording her role in a sound studio in Brooklyn, New York!)
September 22nd, 2018:
September 21st, 2018:
"Sarah Q" (a feature film Sonja played a supporting role in!) will be making its World Premiere this evening at the Golden Door International Film Festival! Thank you to award-winning director John Gallagher and casting director Caroline Sinclair for the opportunity.
August 22nd, 2018:
Sonja is excited to announce that Alex Ferari's feature film ON THE CORNER OF EGO & DESIRE (which she stars in!) will be an Official Selection at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the U.K. Check out Sonja on the poster below or watch the trailer here.
August 20th, 2018:
Here is the brand new trailer for Sonja's new series TRIAD. Sonja wrote and directed the provocative new horror thriller!
August 17th, 2018:
Check out Sonja's newest on-camera interview at Holly Shorts Film Festival for her new film ANATOMY OF AN ORCHID.
August 15th, 2018:
August 12th, 2018:
Today Sonja's film ANATOMY OF AN ORCHID made its West Coast premiere at the Academy Award qualifying Holly Shorts Film Festival at the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Read about it in the Hollywood Reporter here.
August 10th, 2018:
Sonja is happy to announce that John Gallagher's newest feature film SARAH Q (where Sonja plays the supporting role of movie star Kate Kerrigan) will premiere at the 33rd annual Fort Lauderdale Intl. Film Festival in November!
August 7th, 2018:
Here is a brand new interview with Sonja for We Are Moving Pictures about her upcoming film ANATOMY OF AN ORCHID (which she wrote/co-directed & starred in!) Watch the first clip from the film and read the complete interview here.
August 5th, 2018:
Sonja was profiled today by Stage 32 Magazine here.
July 15th, 2018:
Watch Sonja on screen playing the lead role of Carrie in Greg Jolley's short film FLARE when it plays this week as an official selection at The Long Island International Film Expo!
July 14th, 2018:
Sonja is excited to be back at the prestigious New York Television Festival this year as an Official Artist!
July 12th, 2018:
This week Sonja wrote an article for HBO's Independent Television Festival on using her ITVFest winning series DOOMSDAY to launch her career as a filmmaker and actress. Read the complete piece entitled "The Long Game" here.
July 2nd, 2018:
Sonja is in the news today! Read the article here.
June 22nd, 2018:
Sonja sat down with F2 Media this week to talk about her upcoming series! Read the complete story here.
June 18th, 2018:
Sonja is exited to share that she is now represented by William Morris Endeavor (WME) as a writer/director and actress.
June 11th, 2018:
Sonja has just finished principal photography on her new untitled digital pilot which she wrote, directed and acted in! The series was cast by noted casting director Erica Hart.
May 17th, 2018:
May 12th, 2018:
May 10th, 2018:
After being a finalist for several prominent labs over the last couple years (from Austin Film Fest to Sundance & IFP), Sonja is thrilled to announce she's just been chosen as one of only four Fellows for the 2018 Big Vision - Kickstart Diversity Labs!
With an advisory board including Issa Rae (HBO's Insecure) and Alysia Reiner (Netflix's Orange is The New Black), she's honored to be joining this multi Emmy award winning group of female creators where she'll begin workshopping her new TV series at the Writers Guild of America next week!
May 6th, 2018:
Sonja's pilot "Doomsday" won"Best International TV Pilot"at the Pilot Light TV Festival in England today! Feeling really grateful to even have been included in such a cool lineup featuring talk-backs with Westworld, and beloved British series (like Big Train & The Royle Family!) Link here.
May 3rd, 2018:
Sonja is happy to be signing with entertainment law firm Fox Rothschild, where she'll be repped by attorney Marc Simon who has worked on everything from Oscar nominees "Winter's Bone" and "The Kids Are All Right", to seven new films at Tribeca Film Fest this year!
April 27th, 2018:
Sonja will be in Tampa this week presenting her new short film "Anatomy of an Orchid" at the Sunscreen Film Festival. Additionally, she will be a guest speaker at Women In Film & TV Florida, to talk about her experience creating her own award-winning pilot.
April 22nd, 2018:
Sonja will be in LA this week where she will officially be meeting with UTA, APA, Paradigm, Gersh, CAA and WME.
April 17th, 2018:
Out of the 93 films from 17 countries in competition, Sonja received a "Best Director" and "Best Screenplay" nomination (alongside Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke!) at the Jim Thorpe Film Festival this weekend! Her film "Anatomy of an Orchid" was also honored with four other nominations for our work, including Best Short, Best Cinematography (Dan McBride), Best LGBT Story and Best Production Design (Jane Stein.)
April 10th, 2018:
Watch Sonja onscreen in the award-winning short film "Pee Sitting Down" when it screens at the NYC Short Film Festival on March 25th!
December 4th, 2017:
December 3rd, 2017:
Sonja reprised her role today as villainous Gizette Yorke in the SAG radio drama "The Pukp Tales of Gwendolyn Gween" which recorded at Banyan Sound today in Brooklyn!
November 29th, 2017:
Sonja just completed filming her new untitled series in Long Island, New York. In the still (below) you can see her playing the recurring role of Kentucky (opposite her co-star Anne-Marie Mueschke of NBC's Siberia).
Nov 22nd, 2017:
"Tinder Is The Night", (which Sonja produced and acted in) was presented the "Audience Choice Award" at the Chicago Reel Shorts Film Festival last night.
Nov 18th, 2017:
Today Sonja starred opposite actor Ben Curtis in a new commercial. Because she signed an NDA she cannot tell you what it was for, but keep your eyes peeled for her on screen in 2018.
January 15th, 2018:
Sonja's film "Pee Sitting Down" will be screening as at The Alamo Draft House part of The Iron Mule Film Festival on April 4th.
January 10th, 2018:
Sonja has made it to the second round of the upcoming Sundance New Voices Lab for her in development series "Flat Earth", Sonja wrote and directed the pitch video starring David Fierro (Soderbergh's "The Knick") and Shonica Gooden (Broadway's "Hamilton), which can be viewed here.
January 9th, 2018:
Watch Sonja play the series regular role of Kentucky in the trailer for the upcoming series "ASTRAL" here. Sonja also wrote and directed the pilot episode!
January 8th, 2018:
Sonja can be seen starring in the short film "Flare" when it screens as an official selection at the upcoming Garden State Film Festival this March. For more info, please visit the official site here.
January 5th, 2018:
Sonja just played the female lead in the upcoming music video for recording artist Swan, coming in the spring of 2018.
January 2nd, 2018:
February 16th, 2018:
Sonja's series DOOMSDAY (which she stars in!) premiered today on Amazon Prime. Watch the award-winning pilot here.
February 13th, 2018:
Check out Sonja playing the supporting role of Sophia in Leo Fiorica's short film "I Lost My Phone" when it screens on DirecTV today as part of the "Love Bites" series. Screening info here.
January 31st, 2018:
Today Sonja has been nominated for the "Best Director" award at the 2018 Indie Series Awards! You can check out the official press release here.
January 24th, 2018:
Sonja has just been cast as young movie star Kate Kerrigan in the feature film "Sarah Q" directed by John Gallagher, starring three of the leads from HBO's "The Sopranos". Check out the announcement on Deadline here.
April 1st, 2018:
March 21st, 2018:
Sonja has some very exciting news! She can now formally announce that she has signed a development deal with Adaptive Studios (HBO's Project Greenlight) for her upcoming series ASTRAL and she's thrilled to say she'll be directing all six episodes and will play a major character in the series! Read about it in the press here.
March 20th, 2018:
Sonja is in LA all week meeting with the major agencies and taking network meetings! Today's pic was taken after her screentest with the Paramount casting team!
March 18th, 2018:
Sonja can now announce that she is starring in the feature film ON THE CORNER OF EGO & DESIRE, directed by Alex Ferrari (THIS IS MEG - Hulu). Check her out below in the trailer or visit official site here. It was shot on location at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival!
March 18th, 2018:
Sonja's new short film ANATOMY OF AN ORCHID (which she wrote, co-directed and acted in!) will be screening at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Florida and she'll be a special guest speaker at the upcoming Women In Film & TV (Tampa) panel!
October 18th, 2017:
Sonja has been asked to speak at South By South West this year on a panel entitled "Going Episodic: Indie TV From Concept To Sale" where she will share her experience creating and starring in the digital series "Doomsday." You can check it out on the SXSW site here.
October 17th, 2017:
Tonight Sonja played Sarah, the female lead, in a reading of award-winning filmmaker Daniel Keith's ("Rambler") new feature film "Incorporated" which will be filming next spring!
October 14th, 2017:
Two series that Sonja produced and acted in ("Tinder Is The Night", and "Doomsday") are both official selections at the 10th annual Bushwick Film Festival (sponsored by the Tribeca Film Institute!) You can get tickets to tonight's screenings here.
Sonja will begin principal photography on a new SAG digital pilot called "Astral" this November! Sonja will write, direct and co-star in the series alongside Anne-Marie Mueschke (series regular on NBC's "Siberia"), Connie Saltzman (recurring on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") and Monique St. Cyr. For more info, please visit IMDb.
October 10th, 2017:
This week Sonja screened the newest episode of her award-winning series "Doomsday" at HBO's ITVFest. She also was one of three guest speakers on their panel entitled "From Indie Series To Studio Deal" where she spoke about the success of her original series "Doomsday." You can read about her and the other industry guests here.
September 26th, 2017:
Tonight Sonja attended the prestigious Streamy Awards in Los Angeles where her series "Doomsday" was nominated for "Best Indie Series."
September 10th, 2017:
Check Sonja out onscreen when her short film "Tinder Is The Night" plays as an official selection in the Brooklyn WebFest. The short (which Sonja produced and played a supporting role in) was awarded the prestigious Emerging Voices Award.
You can see more info here.
September 9th, 2017:
August 22nd, 2017:
Now that it's been announced today on Deadline and Hollywood Reporter, Sonja can share that her show "Doomsday" (which she created & stars in!) has been nominated for "Best Indie Series" (alongside HBO's "Brown Girls") at the Streamy Awards! Check it out on Billboard here.
August 15th, 2017:
Sonja is happy to say that she just added South-East acting representation to her team! For gigs in the Atlanta region, Sonja is now represented by KTA Talent Group.
August 4th, 2017
This Saturday you can watch Sonja on the big screen playing the female lead in the short film "Flare" when it makes it's World Premiere at the Jersey Shore Film Festival. Tickets can be purchased here.
July 25th, 2017:
Today Sonja was profiled in Emmy Magazine about her series "Doomsday" which she created and stars in! Check out her in depth interview which is currently the leading story on Emmys.com.
October 5th, 2015
Variety announced today that the feature film CREATIVE CONTROL (SXSW "Grand Jury Prize Winner" - 2015) has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures and will receive theatrical distribution! Look for Sonja playing the role of Lauren (a spunky yogi!) when the movie comes to theaters in 2016.
October 3rd, 2015
Sonja will play teenaged Hannah in a reading of Emilyn Kowaleski's new play "Weather" at 7:30pm this evening at Target Margin Theater.
September 28th, 2015
Sonja was just offered the female lead in the new webseries "ANGRY SARCASTIC VAMPIRES" where she will play sultry, shape-shifter Raven! Principal photography starts this October in New York City!
September 27th, 2015
Sonja will be acting in a reading of Donaldo Prescod's upcoming short "APT", directed by David Delaney. The film will co-star Emmy Award winning actor Tom Pelphrey (Showtime's "Banshee"), Frank Harts (HBO's "The Leftovers") and Samantha Soule (Broadway's "The Philanthropist"/Roundabout Theater Co.)
September 7th, 2015
Sonja is featured on Huffington Post today playing the female lead in their comedy clip of the day: " 10 Tips To Help You Achieve The Unachievable: The Perfect Date." You can check it out here.
September 4th, 2015
Today Sonja filmed a co-star role on the Burly Show, a sketch comedy series by Comedy Central director Matt Ott.
August 20th, 2015
Sonja will be resuming her role as Camden, a series regular on episode two of DOOMSDAY that will be filming in the Catskills on September 11th through the 18th!
July 24th, 2015
Sonja will be acting in director Ria T DiLullo's "Smut Victims Anonymous" at UglyRhino. If you're around on Tuesday night, come out to see TinyRhino and support Emily Garland's darkly hilarious play!
July 3rd, 2015
Sonja just wrapped episode one of the pilot DOOMSDAY that filmed in upstate New York. She plays Camden, a series regular in this provative hour long drama about a mysterious cult.
June 16th, 2015
"The movie shows [O'Hara] to be as smart and funny as she is attractive with a real knack for writing that's sure to get her discovered sooner rather than later! -ComingSoon.net
Check out the rest of the article about Sonja here.
June 15th, 2015
Sonja will be a guest at the Reddit headquarters in Manhattan tomorrow, June 16th (at 2pm, EST) to discuss her upcoming movie "Ovum." live! Other performers featured this week include Hilary Duff and Gabrielle Union! Check it out here.
May 30th, 2015
Sonja was interviewed this week by reviewer Ed Douglas (of ComingSoon.net) about her upcoming film "Ovum" that is an official selection at the Manhattan Film Festival!
May 15th, 2015
"Artistically Challenged", a webseries where Sonja played the recurring role of Ginger, has been chosen as an Official Selection at the 2015 Melbourne Webseries Film Festival.
May 13th, 2015
This week Sonja guest starred as Diane in the new webseries "Dating In The Dark." Directed by Simon Roel.
May 6th, 2015
Sonja's feature film "Ovum" (that she wrote & starred in!) is an official selection at The Manhattan Film Festival and will be screening at the Players Theater on June 18th! You can buy tickets here.
May 5th, 2015
Checkout Sonja's recent red carpet interview at BostonIFF here.
May 4th, 2015
Sonja will be starring as Deh-lia in a reading of "Enchanted By A Spell" (directed by Ria T DiLullo & written by playwright Emily Lu) which will be performed at NYU on Thursday, May 7th at 4:30 pm.
April 21st, 2015
Yesterday Sonja was awarded the Indie Spirit Special Recognition Award for her performance in the feature film "Ovum"Shared with co-stars Hassan Johnson (HBO's "The Wire") and Rutanya Alda ("The Deer Hunter") at The Boston International Film Festival.
April 1st, 2015
Sonja is featured on IndieWire today in an article called "Ovum Ruminates on Risking It All For Art." Sonja wrote/produced and starred in the SAG feature film "Ovum" which will be screening as an Official Selection at New Filmmakers/New Films on May 8th at 8pm at the Anthology Film Archives!
March 31st, 2015
Casting Director Judy Bowman selected Sonja to act in a table read for the upcoming SAG feature film "Hurricane Bianca" at Shetler Studios on Monday. Directed by filmmaker Matt Kugelman and starring cast members from RuPaul's Deag Race.
March 20th, 2015
"Creative Control" (a film Sonja acted in) was awarded the Grand Jury Prize For Visual Excellence at The South By South West Film Festival! You can read a review here.
March 19th, 2015
Sonja is excited to announce that she is now represented by publicista Scott Boute and Darren Olcsvary of SERGE PR, a New York based boutique public relations firm that represents fellow performers Daniel Radcliffe and Samira Wiley!
March 17th, 2015
Sonja will be playing Trudy in the reading of "WHATCHAMACALLIT" (by Emily Schmitt and directed by Ria T DiLullo) as part of Marrow's Edge's upcoming Salon Series on Sunday, March 22nd at 6pm.
March 14th 2015
Today the feature film "Creative Control" will be premiering at The SXSW Film Festival! Sonja plays the principal role of Lauren! Indiewire is comparing it to "Frances Ha" meets Spike Lee's "Her" and Vogue has listed the movie as #7 on their list of "The 10 Things You Shouldn't Miss at SXSW."
March 13th, 2015
"Ovum" (written and starring Sonja O'Hara) was chosen as one of 15 feature films selected out of 2800 submissions at The Boston International Film Festival and will screen at The Paramount Theater on April 19th!
March 12th, 2015
Sonja will be playing the lead role of Emma in the pilot presentation reading of "Switch" written by acclaimed writer Kim Davies ("Smoke", New York Times Critic's Pick) and co-starring David Fierro ("The Knick")
March 2nd, 2015
The web series "Artistically Challenged", in which Sonja played the recurring role of Ginger, has been selected as Official Selection at the 2015 Miami Web Fest.
February 12th, 2015
Sonja will be playing Yoshi in a reading of the play "Adam & Yoshi" at The Flea Theater on Febraury 19th at 2pm, directed by Stebos Boselli.
February 1st, 2015
Sonja will be acting in "The Happening" directed by Erin Daley at The Treehouse Theater on Sunday, February 9th at 7pm.
January 20th, 2015
Sonja booked an industrial for a pharmaceutical company that will be filming on the 29th!
January 10th, 2015
Sonja will appear as Lily in an episode of "Obsessed" which will air on January 15th on NYCLife. You can see the guest star credit here.
November 29th, 2014
Sonja will be playing Jackie O in a workshop of "Call Me Cathy" on Saturday, December 6th, an NYU MFA thesis production directed by David Delaney.
November 27th, 2014
Sonja modeled for Cadsawan Jewelry portraying Anastasia Steele for the official Fifty Shades of Grey jewelry which has been featured in OK Magazine.
November 9th, 2014
Sonja will be resuming the role of freespirited Mallory in Matt Barbot's serialized comedy "Romanatic Anonymous" at #serials, the hit late-night play competition at The Flea theater. The show runs this Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. You can get tickets here.
October 25th, 2014
Sonja's will be voicing the role the role of Tara in the upcoming play "The Root of The Rosebush" that will be presented at Dixon Place on Saturday, October 26th at 8pm, directed by Emilyn Kowaleski.
September 25th, 2014
Sonja's show "The Cutthroat Series" opens tonight! The NY Times says: "Let’s hope The Flea Theater has storage space for all the fake blood this mini-festival will require." And Time Out New York warns: "The Bats flap their scary wings in a four-part series devoted to French horror plays from the turn of the 19th century." For ticket information visit here.
September 1st, 2014
Sonja was cast as Jeanne in "The Final Kiss" at The Flea Theater in Tribeca and offered a place in the Bat Resident Theater Company! "The young acting troupe, known as the Bats ...are the beating heart of the Flea. Selected after a competitive process — 600 auditioned in the last round — and many credit the company with jump-starting their careers." -The New York Times, Dec. 2013
August 7th, 2014
Read about Sonja's performance in "Artistically Challenged" in this week's Miami Herald: "The series has a slew of memorable characters, including an angelic-looking blond (Sonja O'Hara in a wig!) who kidnaps Nick, ties him with rope and forces him to swallow a drink laced with a hallucinogenic."
August 2nd, 2014
Sonja will be starring in a workshop production of Emilyn Kowaleski's (associate director of Young Jean Lee's "Straight White Men", The Public Theater) play "The Root of the Rosebush" at 3pm on August 3rd at Grand Art Haus in Williamsburg! Sonja plays Samantha, an earnest Type-A grad student & dating show host! The workshop will also feature Trevor Saltor ("Here Lies Love", The Public Theater) and Lily Azrielant ("The Natural History of Witches").
July 15th, 2014
Today Sonja was interviewed on The Craig Avery Show on Channel Radio UK to discuss her upcoming film "Ovum", her new webseries and a recent callback for "Orange Is The New Black". You can listen to the complete interview here.
July 13th, 2014
Sonja has been cast as Tracy in Dan Simon's feature film "Lonely Boys" which stars Mark Borkowski who played Paul Sagorsky on a two seasons of "Boardwalk Empire".
June 24th, 2014
June 11th, 2014
Sonja has been cast as Cate in a reading of "The Wayward Home For Young Adults" directed by Daniela Hart that will be shown on Wednesday, June 18th at 9pm at Ensemble Studio Theater (written by Young Blood playwright Kim Davies.)
June 6th, 2014
June 3rd, 2014
Sonja booked a co-star for Adult Swim on "The Eric Andre Show" where she will be playing a demonic girl!
May 27th, 2014
Sonja has been cast in Whitney Ellis' film
"I Fell In Love With A Physchopath" that will be filming this summer in NYC!
May 24th, 2014
Sonja's film "Rambler" is an official selection at The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival that will screen on June 25th at 8pm at The Plays & Players Theater in downtown Philadelphia!
May 15th, 2014
Sonja has been cast as Eva in Claudio Angelini's play "Woman With A Chador" that will be performed at Theatre For A New City on Saturday, May 25th at 7pm as part of the Lower East Side Festival of The Arts.
May 15th, 2014
Check out Sonja's new interview with Backstage Magazine about an upcoming role! Read it online (here!) or at news stands this week!
May 10th, 2014
Sonja will playing Sophie in the SAG short film "I Lost My Phone" directed by Leo Fiorica.
April 7th, 2014
Sonja has started freelancing commercially and for voice-over with Heather Finn at Frontier Booking Inc!
March 27th, 2014
Sonja has startied studying with reknowned master acting teacher Seth Barrish at The Barrow Group. Former student Anne Hathaway has said , "The Barrow Group was really the acting institution that taught me how to act."
Febraury 1st, 2014
Sonja will be joining the cast of the new SAG webseries "Artistically Challenged" (directed by Michael Deigh) playing Ginger, a Harley Quin-esque obsessed fan who will do anything to become her idol's muse! She begins filming in March.
Febraury 1st, 2014
Sonja just wrapped the SAG feature film "Ovum" (opposite HBO's Hassan Johnson ("the Wire") & Rutanya Alda ("Mommy Dearest") where she played the lead role of spunky 24 year-old actress Calpurnia Dylan, which filmed all of January in NYC!
Visit: www.OvumFilm.com to see the trailer
December 9th, 2013
Sonja will be acting in the one-act play "The Root Of The Rosebush" by Emilyn Kowaleski at Cloud City tonight, Monday, December 9th at 8pm in Williamsburg (alongside Keenan Jolliff, Scears Lee & Lili Azrielant.)
November 9th, 2013
Sonja will be playing the role of Knife in a reading of "Grievances and Whirligigs" by Donna Latham at TheatreLabNYC and doing a talk back with the cast!
November 3rd, 2013
Come see Sonja onstage in the one act plays "Pie" and "Two Sisters" as part of the Estrogenius Women's Play festival "EstroTaneous Combustion" at Stage Left on November 3rd to the 5th at 8pm. More info here.
November 1st, 2013
Sonja is featured in an article in the Examiner entitled, "Ovum Is A Film Where Art Imitates Life" to promote her upcoming film ! You can read it here.
October 20th, 2013
Sonja has been cast as Lauren in the feature film "Creative Control" directed by Tribeca Film Festival alum Ben Dickonson, starring Nora Zehetner (NBC's "Heroes", ABC's "Grey's Anatomy") and cast by Eve Battaglia Casting ("Transamerica"). Read about it in Hollywood Reporter here.
October 18th, 2013
Sonja is very excited to announce that she has just signed with Bernard F. Bunye of Brownstone Entertainment Management!
September 5th, 2013
Check out Sonja in the teaser trailer for her upcoming film "Ovum" here. Sonja will be acting opposite HBO star Hassan Johnson ("The Wire").
July 27th, 2013
Sonja is featured in an article about her upcoming film, "Ovum," on Love Haute Style Daily. You can read it here.
July 24th, 2013
Check out the website for Sonja's next film Ovum here.
July 19th, 2013
See Sonja starring in the short film "Flight Lessons" that will be screening at The Anthology Film Archives on Monday, June 29th!
June 27th, 2013
Sonja is happy to announce that Emmy winners Judy Henderson and Kimberly Graham, the casting directors of Showtime's "Homeland," have signed on to complete casting on her upcoming film "Ovum." Sonja's screenwriting debut
June 23rd, 2013
Sonja's feature film "Ovum" (written, directed by and starring Sonja O'Hara) is currently in pre-production! A reading was held at The Edge on June 19th for investors.
June 8th, 2013
This month Sonja will be in Los Angeles promoting her award winning horror film "The Victorville Massacre" and will be signing autographs at the official DVD Release event at Dark Delicacies Book Store on June 8th at 2pm! The film will be available to buy on DVD at Buy Buy and Amazon on 6/4/13 and you can pre-order it here.
May 21st, 2013
Here is a new article mentioning Sonja and her new film "Town Red" (directed by Ryan Geiger) that is being screened at the Cannes film festival this week!
May 19th, 2013
Sonja O'Hara's first screenplay "Ovum" will begin the casting process at the end of the month at Shetler Studios. Sonja will be co-directing the SAG low budget film with Edward Herrera when it goes into principal photography this summer in NYC!
May 16th, 2013
"Town Red" starring Sonja O'Hara, Ryan Geiger and Michael Jefferson has won Best Narrative Short Film and Best in Show at The Grand Rapids Film Festival.
April 15th, 2013
Sonja has started rehearsing an untitled new play with Black Light Lab's Ensemble that will be opening this Summer in NYC!
April 10th, 2013
Sonja will be playing Imogene in a reading of "Cymbeline" as part of Facing Page Production's Shakespeare Spring Marathon on Friday, April 19th at 1pm at the East 4th Street Theatre.
April 9th, 2013
Sonja's film "Town Red" is an official selection at The Grand Rapids Film Festival in Michigan on May 17th. Additionally it is official selection at the Long Island Film Festival and the Hoboken Film Festival.
March 28th, 2013
Sonja has been cast in the Thirsty Ears: Play Reading Series in the play "The Furbearers" by Kerry Glamsch. She will be playing Tink, a teenage waif! The reading will be held on April 4th at 7pm in Brooklyn (location TBA.)
March 27th, 2013
Sonja has been cast as the role of Karen in the short film "Scenes from a Marriage" that will be shooting this summer in NYC!
March 12th, 2013
Sonja has been cast as Alice, a London punk rocker, in the indie film "Rambler" and will be filming on location in Amityville, New York, all weekend! ("Rambler" is now on IMDb. Check it out here!)
March 8th, 2013
"The Victorville Massacre", a horror film starring Sonja that was shot in Los Angeles will be released internationally on Blu-Ray and DVD by Indican Pictures on May 7th and will be available on Netflix, Amazon and Target.
March 2nd, 2013
Sonja has been cast as the female lead Jasmine in the short film "The Message" directed by Bruce McKenna which is shooting in upstate New York in early March.
February 26th, 2013
Sonja will be playing Juliet in Theatre 4 The People's "World Theater Day" Celebration in Times Square on Wednesday, March 27th. Directed by Isaac Byrne ("Tar Baby", "52 Man Pick Up".)
February 23rd, 2013
Sonja's will be modeling for Rainforest Outerwear at the Coterie Show for the next three days!
February 6th, 2013
Sonja will be performing in a workshop of her self written piece "Ovum" at LAByrinth Theatre Company this Saturday at 7pm.
January 22nd, 2013
Sonja will be acting in Black Light Lab's "Secrets With Strangers", an interactive performance at Stash Lounge as part of LAByrinth Theatre's Ensemble Workshop on January 24th at 9pm.
January 16th, 2013
Sonja will begin studying The Alexander Technique at the renowned Juilliard school on February 1st.
January 15th, 2013
Sonja is rehearsing an untitled short play at LAByrinth Theatre's Bank St. Theatre that will be performed for invited industry guests on Saturday, February 9th at 7pm .
December 15th, 2012
Sonja's film "Coffin World Dreamers" will receive its first screening this evening in New York City! Details TBA.
December 14th, 2012
Sonja has started freelancing with Metropolis Artists Agency.
December 8th, 2012
Sonja booked an episodic sketch comedy web series called "Date or Die" where she will be playing the lead role of Linda.
November 23rd, 2012
Sonja completed principal photography today on Swedish director Jon Wachter's feature film "Coffin World Dreamers". She stars as the volatile and extremely troubled character Lisa.
October 28th, 2012
Today it was announced that Sonja's film "American Massacre" will receive an International release. Stay tuned for a list of upcoming European showtimes. You can watch the film's trailer here.
October 1st, 2012
Sonja has been cast as Nancy in an upcoming one-act play "Ms. Fitz" directed by Stephan Morrow. Come see the Halloween themed show at 8pm on October 31st at Theater For The New City. Purchase tickets here.
September 16th, 2012
Sonja's mockumentary film "Bananazzz" is an official selection at The Olympia Film Festival and will be screened on Saturday, November 3 at 1pm at the Washington Center for The Performing Arts. Sonja plays the supporting comedic role of Andenisse Brown: the feisty young publicist. You can watch the film's trailer here.
September 12th, 2012
Sonja has been cast by Fox Entertainment to portray beautiful vampire Vadoma for the official dvd release of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" at Comic Con. You can view photos and videos from the fun shoot on Fox Home Entertainment's Twitter page here or here.
September 3rd, 2012
Sonja can be seen starring in the upcoming staged radio drama "The Mutinous Sepoy" by critically acclaimed playwright Pushkar Sharma. The show is on Saturday, September 29th at 8pm. More information can be found here.
August 30th, 2012
Sonja is now freelancing with the Film & Television department at new talent agency FFTV.
August 10th, 2012
Sonja completed principal photography on the short film "Town Red" by award winning up-and-coming director Ryan Geiger. Sonja played the lead role of the farmer's young wife who turns into a zombie!
August 8th, 2012
"The Victorville Massacre" (a horror film that Sonja recently starred in) will be on the film festival circuit this September! It will be premiering at The Marina Del Rey Film Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 8th.
August 5th, 2012
July 1st, 2012
Sonja will be joining the cast of the upcoming Toke Dog Films Sci-Fi movie "Alien Exorcism" playing the lead female role of 'Doc'. It will be filming this fall in Pennsylvania.
June 1st, 2012
Sonja played Lemon Lime in the reading of the new film "Memoir of a Woman Vanished" by Ric Klass (Excuse Me For Living). With Ewa Da Cruz, Eric Deskin, Aaron Mathias, James McCaffrey, Summer Crockett Moore and William Otterson. Casting by Donna McKenna.
November 11th, 2016:
Check out Sonja in the new Episode II trailer for the award-winning TV drama DOOMSDAY here.
November 1st, 2016:
Yesterday Sonja filmed the co-star role of Julia, Dax's assistant on an episode of a new Lifetime Original Series, cast by Brette Goldstein and Michele Cutolo.
October 30th, 2016:
Sonja (and her DOOMSDAY co-director Jaspal Binning) were given the "Best Director" award at the 2016 New York Television Festival yesterday and you can read about it on Variety here.
October 23rd, 2016:
Sonja is now represented by manager Brian Levy at Pulse Films which has offices in New York, L.A., London, Berlin and Paris and was included on Variety's list of "Hollywood's New Leaders of 2016."
October 10th, 2016:
October 6th, 2016:
Sonja's TV pilot DOOMSDAY (which she is starring in!) will be screening as an official selection this Friday at ITVFest in Vermont which was called the "Sundance of TV Festivals" by Indiewire. You can get tickets for the festival (which is sponsored by HBO) here.
October 2nd, 2016:
September 23rd, 2016:
Check out Sonja playing the role of Tracy in the feature film LONELY BOYS when it plays tonight at 7pm as an official selection at the Golden Door Film Festival in New Jersey. You can get tickets here.
September 16th, 2016:
September 1st, 2016:
Sonja's TV pilot DOOMSDAY is an official selection at the 2016 Brooklyn Web Fest and has been nominated for Best Drama. The festival will be held on October 7th and 8th at the IFP New Media Center in Dumbo. Tickets can be purchased here.
August 15th, 2016:
Sonja is featured today on Variety because her TV pilot DOOMSDAY has been selected as one of 63 TV shows out of 3500 submissions that will be screening at the prestigious New York Television Festival this fall!
August 1st, 2016:
July 30th, 2016:
Check out Sonja in the award-winning feature film LONELY BOYS when it makes its West Coast premiere today at the San Antonio Film Festival where it's an official selection. Ticket info here.
July 28th, 2016:
July 21st, 2016:
Check out Sonja and her DOOMSDAY co-star Donald Paul (of the Starz hit show POWER) in a brand new interview here: "Seed & Spark went to SeriesFest to talk to the biggest and brights stars of this year's hottest original series."
July 20th, 2016:
July 19th, 2016:
This weekend Sonja shot a supporting role in the upcoming webseries THE INDUSTRY created by Misha Calvert (and co-starring Connie Saltzman and Louise Donegan.)
July 16th, 2016:
Sonja has been chosen as a jury member at the upcoming Nordic International Film Festival. She will also be speaking on a panel at the festival about her experience as an award-winning female filmmaker!
July 9th, 2016:
Sonja has been cast as teenaged Hilary in the new Equity show-case WE WERE CHILDREN (written by Maia Henkin and directed by Joshua Gold) that will open at The Hudson Guild Theater on July 28th! You can purchse tickets here.
June 9th, 2016:
Check out Sonja alongside GAME OF THRONES' star Maisie Williams and GLEE's Jane Lynch in the trailer for the upcoming SERIES FEST. Sonja can be seen playing series regular Camden in the hour-long drama DOOMSDAY that will make its world premiere at the festival on June 24th!
May 12th, 2016
Sonja has been cast as Sylvana, a Fire Djinn, in the pilot presentation of DJINN WARS, co-written by Tony Nation & David Gill and directed by Nobi Nakanishi (MTV's TEEN WOLF) which will be presented on May 23rd!
May 11th, 2016
LONELY BOYS, (a feature film in which Sonja played the principal role of Tracy) is an official selection at the Greenwich International Film Festival and will screen on June 10th at 3:15pm & June 12th at noon. You can get tickets here.
May 4th, 2016
Sonja is featured today on Indiewire because her pilot DOOMSDAY (which she wrote/starred in & co-directed) has been chosen as an official selection at SeriesFest, which the L.A. Times called, "The Sundance of TV festivals." Her pilot will be premiereing this June alongside BBC America's "The Hunt." Described as, "With its stunning visuals and brilliant performances, Doomsday is a captivating exploration of the gray area where youthful idealism evolves into deadly extremism." Check it out here.
May 3rd, 2016
Sonja will be playing the female lead in a reading of the feature film RAMBLER (adapted from the award-winning short film she also acted in by filmmaker Daniel Keith) on Thursday, May 12th at 7pm at Manhattan Theater Club. Tickets can be reserved here. Principal photography will begin in London in the summer of 2017.
May 1st, 2016
See Sonja in Magnolia Picture's "Creative Control" when it comes to Netflix on May 12th! Sonja played the role of yogi Lauren in this hit indie film that won the Grand Jury Prize at The SXSW Film Festival.
April 26th, 2016
See Sonja play the supporting role of Tara in the short film "Butterflies" (directed by Eliza Morales Brown) when it premieres at The Dusty Film & Animation Festival tonight at the SVA Theater at 7pm.
April 25th, 2016
"I Lost My Phone", a short film that Sonja acted in, is a finalist for the 46th Annual USA Film Festival. Check it out here.
April 15th, 2016
Sonja has been cast as a principal in a pharmaceutical industrial which will be filming this week!
March 8th, 2016
See Sonja on the big screen playing Lauren in the Brooklyn premiere of "Creative Control" (presented by The Tribeca Film Festival) this Tuesday evening at the Nitehawk Cinema at 7:30pm. "Creative Control" (Magnolia Pictures) will open in theaters everywhere on Friday, March 11th. For ticketing info click here.
March 4th, 2016
Check out Sonja playing Tracey in the feature film "Lonely Boys" when it screens as an official selection at First Time Fest at 6pm on Saturday, March 5th at Tribeca Cinemas! For more film festival info, visit here.
March 2nd, 2016
Sonja has been featured as a "Notable Alumni" at The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts, listed alongside Miles Teller ("Whiplash"), Josh Sussman ("Glee"), Shelly Hennig ("Teen Wolf"), and Matthew Fox ("Lost"). Check out the rest of thr list here.
February 27th, 2016
Sonja will be playing teenaged Hannah in a staged reading of Emilyn Kowaleski's new play "Weather" at Pete's Candy Store on March 21st at 6pm.
February 8th, 2016
Check out Sonja in the trailer for the upcoming one-hour pilot "Doomsday" here. Sonja stars as Camden, the cult's resident troublemaker.
February 5th, 2016
After meeting agent Doug Keston, Sonja has just officially been asked to start freelancing with Paradigm Talent Agency!
February 4th, 2016
Come see Sonja in the short film "I Lost My Phone" when it premieres in Manhattan at 3pm on Saturday, February 13th as part of the "Made In NYC Filmmaker Showcase." You can get tickets here.
January 31st, 2016
Today Sonja completed filming the comedic short: "Pee Sitting Down" (directed by Misha Calvert) where she played the female lead opposite actor Sebastian Quinn. Look for it at film festivals this summer!
January 24th, 2016
Sonja just wrapped the pilot episode of the new series "Angry Sarcastic Vampires" directed by Eva Scroggins. Sonja starred as an evil & seductive witch named Ravena. Check it out when it appears online this spring!
January 15th, 2016
Yesterday Sonja completed principal photography playing the supporting character Ruby in the SAG short film "Tinder Is The Night" (co-directed by Zach Carver.)
January 1st, 2016
Check out Sonja's brand new speed reel here.
December 1st, 2015
Sonja is now represented by Kimberly Jago at Jago/Ciro Entertainment.
November 7th, 2015
"Ovum", the feature film, (written by & starring Sonja!) was awarded Best Picture at the 2015 Big Apple Film Festival (chosen by a jury of executives from Snag Films, HBO, Sundance Doc, Indiewire and Film Buff!)
November 4th, 2015
Sonja was interviewed by Slate Magazine this week about her upcoming film "Ovum." You can check out the article here.
November 2nd, 2015
Sonja was named a "Must Watch Indie Darling" alongside Cristin Milioti ("How I Met Your Mother") and Halley Feifer ("He's Way More Famous Than You"- Sundance Film Fetsival) by the Actress Obsession Blog. Described as: "Destined to be one of the most coveted talents from Canada, Sonja O’Hara enthrallingly delivers as both the leading lady and writer of her film “Ovum”. You can read the rest of the article here.
November 1st, 2015
Sonja has been cast as the supporting role of Tara, a ballerina, in the SAG short film "Butterflies" (directed by Eliza Morales Brown) that will begin principal photography in New York City on November 13th.
October 23rd, 2015
Catch Sonja starring in the feature film "Ovum" when it screens Friday, November 6th at The Village East Cinema as part of the Big Apple Film Festival. "Ovum" is nominated for an award alongside movies starring Oscar winners Melissa Leo & Olympia Dukakis, as well as the fantastic James Caan ("The Godfather") who will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival! You can get tickets here.
May 22nd, 2017:
Check out the glowing new review of the feature film OVUM (written and starring Sonja O'Hara) that came out today in the UK Film Review here.
May 20th, 2017:
Sonja will be playing the role of Krysta in a public reading of Jenny Hochberg's Untitled New Vampire Series at Actors Connection this evening at 8pm. The show will shoot this Fall in New York City!
May 18th, 2017:
The Hollywood Reporter announced the official selections at this year's Series Fest today and Sonja is excited that the second hour-long episode of her series DOOMSDAY will be making it's World Premiere there on July 1st! Look for her series alongside shows from all of the major networks and read about it on their official website here.
May 14th, 2017:
Sonja recently sat down for an in depth interview with New York Times writer Bruce Fretts. You can read the full 'Fretts on Film' article here, or check out this sneak peak:
"One of the many things I love about my recurring gig as a moderator for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Q&As, like my recent chat with Jessica Chastain, is getting to meet up-and-coming actors...One such rising star, Sonja O’Hara — like Chastain, a wildly talented redhead — breaks out this week in two newly released movies."
May 11th, 2017:
Sonja's award-winning pilot "Doomsday" has been chosen as an official selection at Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles, which MovieMaker Magazine chose as one of the "Top 25 Coolest Festivals in The World." See Sonja starring onscreen when it screens on the evening of June 9th at the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Learn more about the screening here.
May 6th, 2017:
Check out Sonja playing the series regular role of Ruby in the new show "Tinder Is The Night" that will be making its World Debut this weekend as official selection at both the Pilot Light TV Festival in England, and the New Haven International Film Festival in Connecticut. For more info, please visit the official site here.
April 20th, 2017:
Check out the new review of Sonja O'Hara feature film OVUM: "A whip smart script by O’Hara who stars as Calpurnia Dylan, a classically trained young New York actress. It remained a sharp satire of the New York world of film, art, and society." -Rogue Cinema.
Check out rest of the review here.
April 17th, 2017:
Read the glowing new review of the feature film OVUM here (starring Sonja O'Hara!) which came out today: "O'Hara is radiant in her witty leading role!" -Wylie Writes
April 16th, 2017:
Here is Sonja starring in the brand new trailer for the award-winning feature film OVUM which is currently the "Pick of The Week" on BlueFevr.com.
April 15th, 2017:
Today Sonja's new film "Pee Sitting Down" (created by Misha Calvert and and produced by and starring Sonja O'Hara!) will be making its West Coast premiere today as part of the Hollywood Comedy Shorts Festival at the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood. For more info, visit the official site: https://www.peesittingdown.com/
April 14th, 2017:
Sonja's and her film OVUM are mentioned on the Weekend Warrior today! Reviewer Ed Douglas says,"I’m really excited by this young Canadian-born actresses’ prospects as an actor and filmmaker. Just as Ovum can finally be seen by people outside of New York, the pilot for her show Doomsday has also been doing the festival rounds and winning many awards, so hopefully you’ll get to see much more of her this year." Read the rest of the glowing mention here.
April 12th, 2017:
Here is the newest review of Sonja in the feature film OVUM:
"O’Hara reveals herself as a strong actress with keen tonal instincts for what particular scenes require of her, and she is supported seamlessly by the array of equally talented performers." -Splash Report
April 11th, 2017:
Sonja's feature film OVUM (which she wrote and starred in!) was released today by Sony's The Orchard on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and On Demand. Watch the film critically acclaimed film here.
April 10th, 2017:
This week Sonja can be seen playing the two scene role of Tracy in the feature film LONELY BOYS which received its international release today and can be watched digitally or On Demand. Check it out on Amazon Prime here.
April 3rd, 2017:
Last night Sonja's pilot DOOMSDAY (which she wrote, directed and starred in!) was awarded BEST PILOT at AMC's Hollywed Festival at the award show at the Peter Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. You can read more about it on IndieWire here.
March 18th, 2017:
Sonja is now represented theatrically by the Andreadis Agency!
March 17th, 2017:
Sonja's TV pilot script DOOMSDAY (which she wrote, co-directed and starred in) is a finalist for the 2017 prestigious Sundance Episodic Story Lab! Final selections will be announced this August!
February 20th, 2017:
Sonja filmed the role of Carrie, the female lead in the SAG short film FLARE directed by Greg Jolley and produced by Open Iris Productions. Coming to film festival this summer!
February 10th, 2017:
Sonja's TV pilot DOOMSDAY will be an official selection at the upcoming HollyWeb Festival in Los Angeles (sponsored by AMC!)
July 2nd, 2017:
"Doomsday" (created by and starring Sonja O'Hara) has qualified for the 69th Annual Emmy® Awards! Please consider the series under "Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama."
June 22nd, 2017:
Sonja has been selected by Independent Magazine as one of their '10 Filmmakers To Watch' chosen by a jury from the Sundance Institute, Tribeca and MovieMaker Magazine! Past honorees on their list include: Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins and "Dear White People" producer Effie T. Brown. You can read the rest of the list here.
June 16th, 2017:
"Join this transatlantic event to explore the craft of episodic and single drama writing. From Denver: Meet three creative pioneers on the vanguard of US independent episodic storytelling (Kit Williamson, Actor & Creator of "Eastsiders", Alan Tudyk, Actor & Creator of "Conman", and Sonja O'Hara, Actor & Creator of "Doomsday") who will discuss their journeys in an industry. Live from London, join BAFTA-nominee and Breakthrough Brit Vinay Patel (Murdered by My Father). This event will explore how emerging talent made it to the small screen with their big ideas."
June 6th, 2017:
Sonja's new short form digital series "Yesterday's Promise" (which she wrote and starred in) has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Sundance/YouTube New Voices Lab!
May 24th, 2017:
Sonja's series "Doomsday" was chosen by The Spectator as one of their "7 Webseries To Binge Watch." Read the review here.
July 17th, 2017:
Sonja has just wrapped her newest SAG short film "Anatomy of an Orchid". In it she stars as Charlotte Naples, opposite Ami Sheth (CBS's "Bull") and up-and-coming trans actor Jes Tom. Look for it on the festival circuit this winter!
July 15th, 2017:
"Pee Sitting Down", a film Sonja produced and starred in, has just been accepted into HollyShorts, an Academy-Award qualifying film festival! Check out the film when it screens at the famed Chinese Theater this August 10th through 19th!
July 5th, 2017: