MFA in Film

Suzi Yoonessi

Suzi Yoonessi

Award-winning director Suzi Yoonessi’s second feature film UNLOVABLE (2018) premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, winning a Special Jury Prize and rave reviews. The film stars academy award nominee John Hawkes, academy award winner Melissa Leo, and comedian Charlene deGuzman, and it won the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival Film Lab. 

Yoonessi’s feature film DEAR LEMON LIMA (2009) premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film was released by Phase 4 Films, HBO, Showtime and The Sundance Channel. Yoonessi most recently directed DAPHNE AND VELMA (2018) for Warner Brother’s Blue Ribbon Content, which is the origins story of two female super sleuths from Scooby Doo. Yoonessi was recently nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing of go90’s Relationship Status. In addition to episodic, Yoonessi directs branded, short and commercial spots for Funny or Die, Condé Nast, Smart Girls, Attn:, Portal A, Retrofit, and Super Deluxe.