Sonia Pastecchia

Sonia Pastecchia
Documentary Film Directing  
Voice Coach in SBI Film Exercise (2013-2019)

Sonia Pastecchia is an actress and director, and works as a voice coach and teacher. 

She started in the theatre at the age of 14. After studies in the “dramatic interpretation” section at INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle) in Brussels), Sonia worked for different directors in Belgium, Switzerland and France. Meeting the Russian director Anatoli Vassiliev changed her views on the act of creation, and she went to Cuba to create a performance mixing photographs, sound, dance and actors. 

After the performance, she also made her first documentary, Isla, based entirely on the photographs of Michel Beine. The film journeyed to numerous festivals and won many prizes (FIPRESCI Leipzig, Ankara Public Prize, Nord-Sud Prize – exe quo Bouli Lanners – in Québec, etc.). 

In 2008, she made her second film, Campo Santo (Nyons 2008, Tekfestival Rome, FIFF in Namur, Prize Etoile Scam 2008), and she produced a portrait of youth in Wallonia, La Salade Liégeoise, for the Dutch public channel VPRO. 

Sonia’s recent short film, I’ve never seen a joyful deaf person (2013), was created with Daniel Deshays at the short film festival of Valence. AnnA, a fiction radiobroadcast created with the electroacoustic composer Charo Calvo was now adapted for cinema.


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