Reelworld Producer Program | Program Participant
Sonya Lee is a producer and science communicator who focuses on stories that intersect science, nature and people. She is currently working with Niobe Thompson on a Producer Fellowship at Handful of Films. Previously, she was the Science Producer for Ocean School, an ocean education media project of the National Film Board of Canada, and has produced over 90 media pieces including short documentary videos, 360 videos, web-based interactives, and AR/VR experiences from Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Townsville (Australia) and Raja Ampat (Indonesia). She is an inaugural member of the Reelworld Producer Program for accelerating BIPOC producers in Canada and is a 2021 Jackson Wild Media Lab Fellow. Sonya is also independently producing ocean, science, nature projects with mentorship and enjoys facilitating science communication workshops for young scientists and science enthusiasts. She has a background in Marine Biology and International Development Studies. Sonya is an avid scuba diver and you will often find her in the ocean as a producer, storyteller, DCBC commercial diver, and fish nerd.