Suzanne Friesen
Canada/EU
Living in Vancouver, BC

BFA (Hons) Film Production, Simon Fraser University
BSc General Sciences, University of Manitoba
Diploma in Professional Photography, PrairieView School of Photography

Suzanne Friesen is an award winning Canadian/Polish filmmaker and cinematographer based in Vancouver, BC. She works as a Director of Photography on independent and commercial industry productions, while writing and developing her own directed films. Suzanne is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, where she teaches cinematography in their Theatre and Film Department.


Awards & Recognition

Simon Fraser University Student Society Award (2017)
Richard Patton Annual Undergraduate Scholarship (2016)
Bice Caple Award (2016)
John Driftmier Memorial Award (2015)
2015 TIFF Top Ten Official Selection for film Smoke - Co-Director and Director of Photography


Film

tu - 9:38, 16mm black and white, 2020, Director (World Premiere - Vancouver International Film Festival 2020)
Portret Pamięci - in production, 16mm black and white, (in production), Director
Venusian - 12:40, 16mm black and white, 16mm colour, 2019, Co-Director (World Premiere - Vancouver International Film Festival 2019)
Remanoir - 7:14, RED Scarlet Digital, 2015, Co-Director
something real - 4:46, super 8mm black and white, 35mm black and white stills, mini DV, 2015, Director
Smoke - 12:49, RED Scarlet Digital, 2015, Co-Director and Director of Photography (World Premiere - Toronto International Film Festival Top Ten Official Selection)
At Ease With the World - 9:42, HD, colour, digital video, 2014, Director
The Egg - 8:49, 16mm black and white, 2013, Director


Additional Film Work

Director of Photography - Zeb's Spider - 2021, Dir. Alicia Eisen & Sophie Jarvis

Director of Photography - Heart of Gold - 2021, Dir. Patricia Gruben

Director of Photography - The Radical Life of Joe Wallace, 2021, Dir. Sara Wylie

Director of Photography - As The Smoke Rises - 2020, Dir. Sharon Heigl


Director of Photography - Be Still - (post production) 2019, Dir. Elizabeth Lazebnik


Director of Photography - No More Parties - (post production) 2019, Dir. Natalie Murao


Director of Photography - Deady Freddy - 2019, Dir. Alicia Eisen


Director of Photography - Floating Islands - 2018, Dir. Patricia Gruben


Director of Photography - All Happened Before - 2018, Dir. Gloria Mercer


Director of Photography - The Constant Evening - 2017, Dir. Cameron Mackenzie


Director of Photography - World Exposition - 2017, Dir. Mackenzie Reid Rostad


Cinematographer - In the Belly of a Star Fissure - 2017, Dir. Evan Britz


Cinematographer - Westham Island - 2017, Dir. Sasha Tomasky


Solo Exhibitions

August 2016 Clouded Mind - online interactive live stream installation
August 2014 CN Railroaders Photography Exhibit 2014 - Flatlander's Studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 2013 Leaves the way you wonder, flowers the way you dream - The Edge gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba
January 2012 CN Photography Project Gallery - CN System Engineering Plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba


Contact

Email: suzannefriesenfilm@gmail.com


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