THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME
SUSANNA FOGEL [Director/Screenwriter] is a screenwriter and
director originally from Providence, Rhode Island. Her
first short film, For Real, which she made at the age of 14, was an official
selection of the Toronto and Berlin Film
Festivals. In the two decades since, she has written numerous projects for film
and television, co-creating and Executive
Producing the Lionsgate/ABC drama series "Chasing Life," which ran for two
Her first feature as a director, the comedy Life Partners, was developed at
the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Producers
Lab and was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2014. The film stars Leighton
Meester and Gillian Jacobs as best friends -
one gay, one straight-whose codependency is tested when one gets into a romantic
relationship. It was produced by
Independent Spirit Award winning producer Jordana Mollick and was nominated for
a GLAAD award in 2014.
Susanna is also an avid writer of satire and a regular contributor to the New
Yorker. Her first novel, Nuclear Family: A
Tragicomic Novel in Letters, was published by Henry Holt / Macmillan last July
(nuclearfamilybook.com). She has also
written essays for Time and other publications.
She lives in Los Angeles.
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