We’re excited to introduce the 2020 Feature Fellowship winner, Susan Brunig. In her Fellowship-winning script, THE SURVEILLANCE OF ORDINARY THINGS, a middle-aged, suburban housewife decides to run away and end it all until she stumbles upon an unplugged community of creative misfits and rediscovers the artist she once was.
As this year’s Feature Fellowship winner, Susan receives a $10,000 cash award, free tuition for this year’s retreat, a private advisory session at the retreat with all the mentors, who including working Hollywood agents, managers, producers, development executives and other pros, and a 12-month fellowship program with two of those industry mentors.
Susan Brunig fell in love with Cinema at Binghamton University, studying with renowned avant-garde filmmakers Ken Jacobs and Larry Gottheim. She went on to receive her MFA from San Francisco State University, and for the past several years she’s worked in Post Production at Pixar Animation Studios. Her Fellowship-winning script, THE SURVEILLANCE OF ORDINARY THINGS, was workshopped last year at the phenomenal NYWIFT Writers Lab funded by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. An Austin Screenwriting Competition finalist, Page Awards Finalist and Final Draft Big Break Drama Category winner, she writes character-driven narratives about damaged souls and the people who love them.