Sonja Bennett

Writer, Actor

Filmography

Acting

Feature films (selected)
*Preggoland Lead Jacob Tierney/Titlecard Pictures/Optic Nerve
**Random Acts Of Romance Lead Katrin Bowen/Bowen Arrow Productions
**In No Particular Order Lead Terry Miles & Kristine Cofsky/INPO Productions
Donovan’s Echo Lead Jim Cliffe/Anagram Pictures
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Supporting Rupert Wyatt/Twentieth Century Fox
Pleased to Meet You: Short Supporting Lead Michael Maclennan/Random Bench Prod.
Stained Lead Karen Lam/Jennifer Productions Inc.
Fathers and Sons Supporting Lead Carl Bessai/Ravenwest Films
Smokin Aces: Blowback Supporting Lead P.J. Pesce/Universal Studios
***Cole Lead Carl Bessai/Titlecard Pictures Inc.
****Young People Fucking Lead Martin Gero/TH!NK Film
Control Alt Delete Lead Cam Labine/Hard Drive Films Inc.
Elegy Supporting Isabel Coixet/Lakeshore Ent
Fido Supporting Lead Andrew Currie/Anagram Pictures
Catch & Release Supporting Susannah Grant/Sony Pictures
Sandlot 3 Supporting William Dear/Twentieth Century Fox
Where The Truth Lies Supporting Lead Atom Egoyan/Serendipity Point Films
The Fog Supporting Rupert Wainwright/Antonio Bay Prods. Ltd.
The Perfect Score Supporting Brian Robbins/Paramount Pictures
My Life Without Me Supporting Isabel Croixet/My Life Productions
*****Punch Lead Guy Bennett/Punch Productions
Television (selected)
When We Rise: Part 2 & 4 Guest Star Gus Van Sant/ABC
Supernatural: Don’t Call Me Shurley Guest Star Robert Singer/CW
Mistresses: Season 3 Series recurring Various/ABC
Motive: Pilot Error Guest Star Stefan Pleszczynski/ABC
Arctic Air: Fool Me Once Guest Star Amanda Tapping/CBC
Hellcats: Fancy Dan Guest Star John Dahl/CW
Past Obessions: MOW Lead Raul Sanchez Inglis/Past Obsessions Prod.
Gone: MOW Lead Grant Harvey/Lifetime
The Client List: MOW Lead Eric LaneuvilleJaffe/Braunstein Films
A Dog Named Christmas: MOW Supporting Peter Werner/Hallmark/CBS
Held Hostage: MOW Supporting Grant Harvey/Held Hostage Productions Inc.
Clean: (Pilot) Series Lead David Wellington/Showcase
Psych: Tuesday the 17th Guest Lead James Roday/USA/Universal Cable Studios
What Color Is Love?: MOW Supporting Gary Harvey/CTV/Lifetime
Fear Itself: In Sickness and in Health Supporting John Landis/NBC
Battlestar Galactica: Various Episodes Recurring Various/NBC Universal
Eureka: Various Episodes Recurring Various/NBC Universal
Painkiller Jane: Jane 113 Guest Lead Peter DeLuise/Sci-Fi Channel
Exes and Oh’s: (Mini-Series) Recurring Various/MTV Networks
Supernatural: Croatoan Guest Lead Robert Singer/Warner Brothers
Traveler: Various Episodes Recurring Various/Warner Brothers/ABC
JOB: (Pilot) Series Lead Robert DeLint/Sienna Films
This Space For Rent Series Lead Various/Spacious Bachelor Prods./CBC
Blade: Various Episodes Recurring Various/New Line Television
Whistler: Meltdown Guest Lead Rachel Talalay/The N Network
*Godiva’s Series Lead Various/CHUM
Masters of Horror: Deer Woman Supporting John Landis/Industry Entertainment
Killer Instinct: While You Were Sleeping Guest Lead Bryan Spicer/FBC
Stargate Atlantis: Coup d’Etat Guest Lead Martin Wood/MGM
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber: MOW Lead Dana Lustig/Oxygen
Dead Zone Recurring Various/USA
Tru Calling: The Getaway Guest Lead Guy Bee/FOX
**Cold Squad: Season 7 Series Lead Various/CTV

Writing

Film/TV
Kim’s Convenience TV series Writer/story editor Thunderbird/Soulpepper/CBC
Sunnyhearts CC Web series Creator/writer Telus Optik
Preggoland* Feature film Writer Mongrel Media
Christmas is for Cats** Feature length Writer Available spec
Theatre
Motherload* Play Writer The Cultch

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Bio

Sonja starred in her first major film role in the Canadian feature film Punch. For her performance she was awarded Best Actress by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and received a special Artistic Merit Award from Women in Film and Video.

After the success of Punch, Sonja was cast in series lead roles on such shows as Cold Squad and Godiva’s (both of which earned her Leo and Gemini nominations), as well as roles in numerous features

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Writing

Kim’s Convenience
Thunderbird/Soulpepper/CBC
Sunnyhearts CC
Telus Optik
Preggoland
Mongrel Media
Christmas Is for Cats
Available spec
Motherload
The Cultch

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Press

A Screenwriter Is Born: Preggoland’s Sonja Bennett
Cineplex News
The Rise of the Woman-Child
Huffington Post
Human Truths Found in Far-Fetched Pregnancy Farce
Variety
Women May Finally Be Achieving Equality in the Realm of Loser Comedies
New Republic

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