Satu has written and directed three short films and she served as director/producer and host of a sci-fi entertainment news web series. Additionally, she raised over $13K running the Kickstarter campaign for the 1/2 hour indie TV pilot, Queen Gorya, which directed, and starred in as the title character.
Satu is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York and is currently training at The Groundlings School. She directed her first project at 11 years old: a "Vampire Toothpaste" commercial.
Satu began her entertainment work in college at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a B.A. in Communication Studies. While she focused in broadcast journalism, Satu took several film courses in documentary filmmaking, financing, screenwriting, and cinematography. She solidified those skills as a production assistant for Fuse Networks beloved programs: Uranium, Daily Download, IMX, and d'Fused.
QUEEN GORYA: Executive Producer, Director, & Star
What happens when a faded horror hostess becomes the chosen one for a sinister wannabe cult leader? Watch the trailer for Queen Gorya, an indie 1/2 hour comedy pilot funded entirely via fans through Kickstarter.
Stills from the set of Queen Gorya
DIODE: Director & Writer
The DIODE micro-series explores the nature the cold, curious, metallic soul of an A.I. unit named "Diode." Directed by Satu Runa. Starring Verona Blue. Shot entirely on Canon 7D in Los Angeles. -—- // Experimental microseries
"Life is Beautiful 2017" (Lyric Video): PRODUCER
Additional Films + Web Series
- Faces of Durer - DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER (short, drama)
- Public Persona - DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER (short, drama)
- #NerdNoise - DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, HOST (sci-fi entertainment news / short form web series)
Science Fiction Entertainment News // Web Series