STORY

A favorite childhood memory was filming “Vampire Toothpaste” commercials with my father as camera operator. I got my start as a production assistant on Fuse Networks programs: Uranium, Daily Download, IMX, and d'Fused. I’ve been a Director’s Assistant to Joe Lynch, and an on set P.A. for Apatow Productions. A big step was working for Comcast Networks, where I was a lead host, segment producer, and editor for the entertainment news program, E-Asylum. I’ve written, produced, and directed three short films, an entertainment web series, and a $13K half-hour pilot funded entirely by fans on Kickstarter.

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Satu directing Haley Hudson and Hawthorne James on the set of  Queen Gorya

Satu directing Haley Hudson and Hawthorne James on the set of Queen Gorya

TRAINING

  • Certificate in Drama, (Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NY)

  • Episodic TV Directing, Rachel Feldman (Glass Elevator)

  • Documentary Filmmaking (UNCW)

  • Film Production (UNCW)

  • Studio Lighting (ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena)

  • Feature Screenwriting, Lawrence Rosenthal (UCLA)

  • Film Financing (UCLA)

  • Sketch Comedy Writing, Kevin McDonald (Second City LA)

  • Improv, Core Track (The Groundlings)

  • Improv 301 (Upright Citizens Brigade)

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QUEEN GORYA stills:

Watch the trailer for Queen Gorya, an indie comedy TV pilot funded entirely via fans through Kickstarter.

A D-list horror hostess questions her celebrity status when she is selected as "the chosen one" by a sinister cult. Directed by and starring Satu Runa.

Gloria (Satu Runa) is challenges her violent ex-boyfriend, Tony (Jason Tobias) about her stolen life savings. Directed by Satu Runa. Clip from 1/2 hour indie TV pilot, Queen Gorya.

Terry the Wolfman (Steve J. Palmer) tries to comfort Gloria (Satu Runa) after being thrown out of the horror convention. Directed by Satu Runa. Clip from 1/2 hour indie TV pilot, Queen Gorya.

DIODE (2016)

The DIODE micro-series explores the nature the cold, curious, metallic soul of an A.I. unit named "Diode." Directed by Satu Runa. // Experimental Microseries for Instagram


#NERDNOISE (2012-2013)

Science & Science Fiction Documentary Short Series, Created by Satu Runa

The Space Shuttle Endeavour invades the streets of LA on the 3rd installment of #NerdNoise, hosted and created by Satu.

Satu (host, producer) checks out Pinup Girl Boutique in Burbank to try on their "Blade Runner" inspired dress. 

Additional Short Films

  • Faces of Durer (2010) - DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER (short)

  • Public Persona (2010) - DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER (short) NewFilmmaker’s Fest NYC Official Selection