Her Too - Kelli's Story
Help House Her
Sonja Phillips is an award-winning writer and director based in London. Sonja has been working in Broadcast for some years, conceptualising and directing rebrands and campaigns for Channel 4, ITV and Discovery. Her debut short ‘The Knickerman’ picked up best film at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and her second short ‘The Pond also won best narrative film at the Los Angeles Film Fest and garnered many other first prizes at festivals.
From a young age, Sonja has been a humanitarian, driving aid trucks to war-torn Bosnia, helping refugees in Calais, and volunteering in Homeless Shelters in London. She has spent her spare time trying to make a difference. After living in Los Angeles for a year and helping on Skid Row, Sonja began making campaign films to show how homelessness can happen to anyone. They were made in a unique way, which was all about listening to the women and telling their stories in the way they wanted to tell them. For them, it was all about taking away the judgement and preconception that came with being homeless. The success of these films led to 3 new shelters being opened.
Sonja had found her niche, so once back in the UK, she made two films for the Media Trust and Entelechy Arts about loneliness. The films won critical acclaim and 5 stars in David Reviews. Her last film about the importance of Changing Places for Tesco is just out and has already had 2.5 million views on Twitter.