Writer/director/photographer/visual artist Susanne Serres aspires to create powerful and emotional visual art pieces, photos, music videos and short / feature films. MY LAYERS is Susanne’s fifth short film as a director. It was programmed as part of the 2021 Slamdance International Film Festival. Her debut as a director was the award-winning short film ZAYA which was awarded the Best Cinematography at LGBT Toronto Film Festival, the Diamond Award at the International Independent Film Awards, the prestigious Award of Merit for Best Short Film at the Best Shorts Competition, and the One-Reeler competition Award of Excellence. In 2019, Susanne spent the summer shadowing writer/director Paul Weitz as his personal assistant on his feature film, Fatherhood. In 2020, she was honored to direct an episode segment of Sesame Street, that will be airing in Spring 2021 on HBO and PBS.
Susanne has studied cinema (CEGEP Ahuntsic), visual arts (Collège Bois-de-Boulogne), dramaturgy (coaching at Centre de création scénique), writing (BLACK THEATER WORKSHOP) and photography (CFP Lachine). In 2018 she was one of the nine filmmakers selected to be part of the film directing program at INIS. In 2018-19, she was one of the eight women directors selected to attend Women In the Director’s Chair Story & Leadership program where she workshopped an early draft of my first feature film named CELESTINE.