Sonya Pemberton (AUS)
Creative Director
Genepool Productions

2012 Emmy Award-winner and record-breaking five-time winner of the prestigious Eureka Prize for Science Journalism, Sonya Pemberton is one of Australia’s leading factual filmmakers.

Sonya’s passion is creating quality science documentaries for international audiences.

She has written and directed over 60 hours of broadcast documentary and executive-produced many award-winning factual series. Her films have won over 70 international awards.

Sonya has been honoured with Australian Health Journalist of the Year in 2011 and 2013, the Jill Robb Award in 2015, and the 2016 Stanley Hawes Award for contribution to documentary.

Recent titles include Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail (SBS, PBS, ZDF/Arte), Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines (SBS) and Tales of the Unexpected (SBS, Smithsonian Channel).

Sonya’s latest project, Vitamania: the sense and nonsense of vitamins for SBS, CuriosityStream and ARTE France, dissects the multi-billion-dollar vitamin industry and was nominated for three Jackson Hole Media Awards.