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Sonny Arifien

WriterMargate, United Kingdom
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Sonny Arifien

WriterMargate, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a freelance writer with extensive experience in news features, editorials, critical reviews, interviews 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. Click here for more information:
  • The Genius of Robert Wise: Interview with J.R JordanOn the heels of Steven Spielberg's 2021 remake of Westside Story, I sat down with J.R Jordan, author of 'Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures' to discuss the continuing influence of this highly influential filmmaker for Video Librarian. Read the original interview via the link below:
  • Chan is Missing: A Search for Cultural IdentityMy recent film essay for Privilege of Legends re-examines the 1982 cult independent film 'Chan is Missing', and explores the idea of self-identity as a non-white American. Read the article via the link below:
  • Painting in LockdownLondon-based street artist Jim Vision's first exhibition post-lockdown is scheduled for December to coincide with the launch of Chrom-Art's new East London Gallery opening. In my exclusive interview Jim talks candidly about the future of the street art scene, juggling personal and commercial work, and the challenges of gentrification. You can read the interview via the link below:
  • Inside Jakarta Fashion WeekIndonesia's largest fashion event is about to kick off on a brand new platform to a global audience. You can read my piece for Vogue Business via the link below:
  • Placing the Toadstool on the Pedestal in the Name of ArtFor this special August artist's spotlight, I opted for an exhibition with a twist - where the humble fungus is the versatile muse for Somerset House's glorious show "Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Funghi". You can read the full article via the link below:
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Projects credited in
  • 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.
  • 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
Work history
    WriterSelf Employed
    Margate, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance writer, sub-editor, journalist and creative researcher with work published in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and the UAE. Recent articles written for Vogue Business, Video Librarian, Postscript Magazine, Studio.
    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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  • Article Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Direction
  • Sub-editing
  • Ad Copywriting
  • Interviewing
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Film Production
  • Directing Screenwriting
  • Art Direction
    Advanced Diploma of Screen and MediaTAFE NSW
     - Sydney, Australia