Jennifer Cho Suhr is an award winning writer/director based out of Brooklyn.
She received her BA from Yale University studying American Studies and Ethnicity, Race & Migration and her MFA from New York University's Graduate Film Program where she was awarded the Tisch Fellowship.
Her short, Saeng-il (Birthday), about a Korean American teen’s fraught relationship with his widowed father, won the Audience Award for Best Short at the Gen Art Film Festival; and Out There, a short science fiction film, following a young outsider who encounters a strange phenomenon in small town America, received the Spike Lee Film Production Grant and the Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music. The feature version of Out There, was selected part of NYU’s Purple List 2013, a list of the best unproduced screenplays coming from NYU.
Jennifer has written and directed a web series for Subway and My Damn Channel, which premiered at SXSW, and co-created, wrote, and directed the acclaimed web series American Viral starring Michael Showalter for SnagFilm's Thundershorts.com, which was featured by Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe, among others. Her comedy pilot, Class Of, was a semi-finalist in Seriesfest inaugural Storytellers Initiative 2015.
Jennifer is currently developing her first feature, a dramedy entitled, You and Me Both, about two estranged Korean American sisters on a road trip to find their birth mother (Recipient of the Tribeca All Access Grant 2015, NALIP Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab, Film Independent Producer's Lab, and Film Independent's Fast Track 2016), several original sitcoms, and an animated short with Frederator Studios and Sony Pictures Animation. She was recently selected to be a part of OneFifty, Time Warner's incubator committed to discovering and investing in upcoming talent.