Sonny Arifien
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Sonny Arifien

Writer/JournalistMargate, United Kingdom
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Sonny Arifien

Writer/JournalistMargate, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a freelance writer and arts journalist with extensive experience in news features, editorials, critical reviews, interviews, copywriting and creative writing. I'm also the founder and creative director of Privilege Of Legends: an online destination dedicated to unearthing cinema that is often overlooked in mainstream media. Previous work published in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia, UAE.
Projects
  • Wrestling comes to Ramsgate
    Wrestling comes to RamsgateMy recent article for The Isle of Thanet News covers the local wrestling organisation that was founded by couple Keith Hawkins (AKA Rocket Keith Chaos) and his partner Becky Hills, as they prepare for their 2nd local event. You can read the full article via the link below: https://theisleofthanetnews.com/2022/06/07/lock-horns-wrestling-brings-in-the-ring-action-to-minster/
  • Bedtime Stories for Grown Ups - The Fallen Anchor
    Bedtime Stories for Grown Ups - The Fallen Anchor'The Fallen Anchor' is an audio short story written for the Writer's Block's Bedtime Stories for Grown Ups project. You can listen to the piece via the link.
  • A Change in the Waters
    A Change in the WatersMy investigative piece for the Margate Mercury on the spate of wastewater mismanagement by utility company Southern Water, including interviews with local environment action groups, small businesses and a spokesperson for Southern Water. You can read the full article via the Margate Mercury's website in the winter '21 edition, or read the full interview transcripts on my website @ sonnyandhispen.com
  • Caped Crusaders and Mic Manipulators
    Caped Crusaders and Mic ManipulatorsAn article on the marriage of hip hop culture and comic books for Komorebi Magazine's Cultural Crossover section.
  • "Is There Anyone Out There?"
    "Is There Anyone Out There?"A short piece of fiction submitted for the summer edition of Margate Mercury. You can read the story in full via the link below: https://issuu.com/margatemercury/docs/mm_20_summer_web-compressed
  • Privilege of Legends Video Essay
    Privilege of Legends Video EssayPrivilege of Legends has recently teamed up with Blue Flame Productions to produce a new video essay which re-examines the last man on earth genre post-pandemic. You can watch the episode via the link below: https://privilegeoflegendsblog.com/video-essays/
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Projects credited in
  • Issue 2
    Issue 2We are a magazine that celebrates emerging artists and devotes 100% of its net profits to charity, with each issue supporting a different one. Centring around all types of artists, including illustrators, photographers, writers and more, who tend to focus their time & energy around building an online portfolio, where they aren’t quite established yet or don’t carry the following they genuinely deserve, we offer a genuine platform where artists can collaborate and depend on the idea of being the
  • CHROM-art
    CHROM-artCharlotte Edmonds and Elizabeth Arifien have put their heads together to establish Move Beyond Words; a collaborative of sorts that seeks to shine new light on this fascinating and often misunderstood label, with a vivid ensemble of film and live performances. https://www.chromart.org/words-fail-me-a-work-of-innate-beauty/
  • All Aboard: The Detailed Eye of Constantin Prozorov by SONNY Arifien
    All Aboard: The Detailed Eye of Constantin Prozorov by SONNY Arifien"You must have been hiding under a rock if you haven’t yet come across the detailed work of fashion artist Constantin Prozorov." NEW INTERVIEW for CHROMART Magazine by Sonny Arifien https://www.chromart.org/all-aboard-the-detailed-eye-of-constantin-prozorov/
Work history
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    Writer/JournalistSelf Employed
    Margate, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance writer and arts journalist with work published in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and the UAE. Recent work for Margate Mercury, Isle of Thanet News, Alémais, Vogue Business, Video Librarian, Komorebi...
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    Founder/Creative DirectorPrivilege of Legends
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Founder and creative director of online destination and podcast dedicated to unearthing cinema from all over the world. Written over 50 articles and essays on film; including interviews and discussions on everything from genre analysis, film production, international cinema and upcoming retrospectives.
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Skills
  • Article Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Direction
  • Sub-editing
  • Interviewing
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Art Direction
  • Arts Journalism
  • Cultural Journalism
  • Journalism
Education
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    Falmouth University logo
    MA JournalismFalmouth University
    United Kingdom
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    Advanced Diploma of Screen and MediaTAFE NSW
     - Sydney, Australia