Satu Runa is a Canadian-American director, actor (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), writer, singer-songwriter (former guitarist & vocalist, Modern Time Machines), and journalist. She is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and UNCW (B.A. Communication Studies, focus in Broadcast Journalism). She has appeared on Rizzoli & Isles (Officer Shireen Razack), The Eric Andre Show (musical guest), Magnolia Pictures’ The Coalition (Mira), and in NYC, LA, and SF stage productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret (Rosie), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia), and Marisol.
Satu has hosted and produced several entertainment news programs and documentary shorts (for Comcast, Fangoria, Metromix, & NYFW). She’s written space science articles for PBS, and covered NASA and SpaceX events for the Crew Dragon mission.
In 2014 she directed, produced, and starred in the 1/2 hour pilot Queen Gorya. Her original screenplays have placed at multiple festival competitions.
HESSIANS OF BURBANK (half-hour pilot script) is a FINALIST of the Female Voices Rock Film Fest 2019, the Oaxaca Film Festival 2019, and an Official Selection of the Florida Comedy Film Festival 2020!
Both HESSIANS OF BURBANK and SOUCOUYANT (horror-adventure feature script) are official selections of Les Femmes Underground Film Festival 2020
SATU @ NASA SOCIAL & PBS!
CREW DRAGON LAUNCH: Satu covered the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch for NASA in Cape Canaveral!
SOUCOUYANT advances to quarterfinals at Vancouver Int’l Women in Film Festival 2019
HESSIANS OF BURBANK places in 2nd Round at Austin Film Fest
Satu featured in "Faces on Set" Tumblr Article/Photos
Nowhere California Queen Gorya Premiere Party Interview
Cinema On the Rocks Interview
Indie Horror-Comedy Pilot “Queen Gorya” Looking to Rule Dread Central
Darkly Humorous Queen Gorya Heads to Kickstarter BleedingCool.com
Nowhere California Podcast Interview