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.

Satu Runa directing on the set of   Queen Gorya    (2014)

Satu Runa directing on the set of Queen Gorya (2014)


HESSIANS OF BURBANK (half-hour pilot script) is a FINALIST of 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

Top Ten Finalist: Best Overall Script & Best TV Pilot

Top Ten Finalist: Best Overall Script & Best TV Pilot

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SUMMER OF SPACE @ PBS: Read Satu’s article “Space Scientists of Color and the Afronauts” - Independent Lens (PBS) as part of the Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary celebrations

CREW DRAGON LAUNCH: Satu covered the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch for NASA in Cape Canaveral!

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